Trader Joe’s Plantain Chips {Crunchy, Satisfying and Great with Hummus!}

Trader Joe’s Plantain Chips are an interesting and tasty snack that took me by surprise.  I really dislike bananas and have always stayed away from plantains just because they looked similar.  I know that plantains and bananas are not the same thing but part of my brain is kind of dumb.

Anyways…I bought some of these chips and ended up liking them a lot.

Let’s take a closer look at these chips to see if they need to go into your shopping cart.

Trader Joe's Plantain Chips

Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what comes in this 6 ounce bag.

Nutrition Facts

One ounce is a single serving of these chips (about 20 chips) and you get about 6 servings per bag.  The nutrition facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 7g (9% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 40mg (2% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 19g (7% DV)
  • Protein: 0g

These chips have just about the same nutritional content as Trader Joe’s Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.

Plantain Chip Nutrition

Ingredient List

The Plantain Chips have the following ingredients:

  • Plantains
  • Sunflower oil
  • Salt

You’ve got to love a product with an ingredient list that is so simple!

The labelling indicates that this is a product of Peru.

How Do Trader Joe’s Plantain Chips Taste?

Call me Captain Obvious but these chips taste like plantains that have been fried and lightly salted!

There is a touch of salty sweetness followed by the distinct and starchy flavor of plantain.

The chips are tasty on their own but also taste great when dipped into hummus.

Pile of Plantain Chips

I really enjoyed the appearance of the chips. It was nice to see that chips were made from actual slices of individual plantains rather then from extrusions of mashed plantains.  I can’t imagine why this would make a difference but I enjoy the idea of eating foods that are minimally processed.

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