Believe it when you hear it: you can taste the buffalo wings in every bite of these banana chips. That's right: banana chips. Coming from those flavor geniuses at Bubba's, this stuff is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S! This sack of green banana (low in sugar, with prebiotic resistant starch!) chips crisped with coconut oil and dusted with all the zippy spice and tang of a great buffalo wing, will transform your snacking. This bag of Blazin' Buffalo will burst your notions of what a banana chip can be. Each bite, while crunchy in a way that would be worrisome for an actual buffalo wing, brings back memories of late night sports and lots of celery sticks and ranch dressing. This is the best thing to happen to snacks in years.
Even if you've never spent a collegiate night in front of a big screen at the local watering hole downing happy-hour refills and stacking up a tab for spicy wings and dip, you know that buffalo wings are a comfort food with few rivals. Savory, spicy, rich: wings ring all the bells for happy eating. But now, those wings have been reborn into something both healthy and portable: a sack full of zippy and crunchy banana chips by Bubba' Fine Foods.
There's no way you can anticipate how unbelievably good Bubba's 'Nana Chips truly are. The first bite of this Blazin' Buffalo recipe brought back memories nights with friends, bargain happy hours, and gallons of ranch dressing (with or without the celery sticks). These chips are buffalo to the core. The crunch is potent, the spice real. No typical banana flavor or sweetness — Bubba's uses green bananas that are all prebiotic fiber and resistant starch and no sugar. They taste kinda like the best potato chips you ever had. Rich and satiating: it all comes through in these crispy slices of banana chips. Try it and see what kind of nostalgic joy it brings into your life.
When you look at the package of Bubba's, there's a bearded dude right there on the top, just kind of giving you the squinty-eye, as if to say, "I dare you to try my delicious food." You might think what's inside is trendy or hipsterish or just too artisanal to be good. No, my snacking friends, not by a long shot. Life is not like a box of chocolates, but more like this savory herbaceous crunchy medley of Bubba's 'Nana Chips. There's simplicity, there's intrigue, there's real ingredients, and there's surprise. Bananas in a savory snack? Absolutely!
Each bite is greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts: that's the hallmark of Bubba's. They pack so much into each piece that you have to wonder what kind of alchemy is going on in their flavor-train brains. From the deep crisp of the banana chips to the spicy seasoning to the hint of herbs, it comes together just right. Sharing is caring, but when it comes to sharing your Bubba's, well, we all turn just a little bit into toddlers. It's okay. Just buy a couple and make everyone happy.
In a word: groundbreaking. In a few more words: just enough ingredients. The formula for Bubba's 'Nana Chips is simply this: non-sweet banana chips plus coconut oil, then a little spices, herbs, and some apple cider vinegar for bite. That's all. It's simple, but not too simple. Real foods, really crunchy, really amazing. The subtle banana and the deep spice from chipotles are natural mates in the flavor department and even more so when confronted by these darling little circles of crunch. You might not even be tempted at all by the next round of chips that pass through your shopping cart at the store next week.
In their own words: "What? A banana chip that tastes like a potato chip?!
Blazin' Buffalo 'Nana Chips takes the banana chip snacking experience to a whole new level. They're slow baked crunchy. Salty. And bursting with spicy wing deliciousness. Better yet, they're made with nothing but real, simple and clean ingredients."
Bananas provide some natural fiber along with prebiotics and potassium. The coconut oil used to crisp them also has its own great healthy fats; that's just a bonus. Bubba's uses green bananas, which means next-to-no sugar.
Now, you could just eat it out of the bag. That's pretty much the only way that I eat this crazy good stuff. Why think of any other ways to eat it when the package lasts about a couple of minutes? Ok, I kid. More like 7 minutes. Seven minutes in heaven.
Anyway, the guys at Bubba's say that their 'Nana Chips make for a pretty amazing salad topping, kind of like croutons but way tastier and paleo-er, if that's a word. Sounds great. I'll have to try it the next time I tear open a bag. Maybe this is the only way I'll allow "cheesy" stuff to hit my salads.
I'll let them tell it, the story of crunchtacular invention.
"Bubba's Fine Foods originated in 2014 by Jared Menzel, Head Chef, and his brother-in-law, Jeff Schmidgall, Head Peddler. Every bag of our gourmet grain-free snacks is artisan hand-crafted in small batches in the front range of the Colorado Rockies.
Jared, nick-named Bubba as a child, is a self-taught gourmet cook. He had recently started changing his diet to clean, high nutrient, and low glycemic foods. In order to make that happen, he replaced the processed foods that were pantry staples for most of his life. Being the connoisseur of fine foods that he is, Jared found a lot of the clean convenience foods on the market lacking in taste... and especially crunch. So he started experimenting and creating his own clean, real-food snacks in his kitchen.
Jeff, a CrossFit Trainer and Health Coach, had recently transformed his health with a Paleo life-style. While their families vacationed together in the summer of 2014, Jeff fell head-over-heels in love with Jared's crunchy, grain-free snack mix. Selfishly hoping to simply buy the snack mix to satisfy his new-found addiction, Jeff encouraged Jared to start a business selling the amazing product... and bought a domain name for a future web site right there at the breakfast table.
One month later the first bag of Bubba's Snack Mix was sold and enjoyed. The rest, as they say, is history..."
Is Bubba's 'Nana Chips vegan? Grain Free? Gluten-free? Paleo?
Yes. Heck, yes. Yes. Yes.