This stuff is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Literally, yes, this is bananas.This sack of green banana (low in sugar, with prebiotic resistant starch!) chips crisped with coconut oil and dusted with salty spices, will transform your snacking. This bag of Macho Nacho is a dairy-free burst of flavor that will make you swear you're biting into sheer crunchy heaven. Fans of Bubba's snack mixes will know what I mean when I say that savory spiced banana chips are seriously the best thing to happen to snacks in years.
There's no way you can anticipate how unbelievably good Bubba's 'Nana Chips truly are. The first bite of this Macho Nacho recipe brought back food memories from childhood completely unbidden and I had to think, think, think: what is this flavor? Finally, it hit me: that first bite of a standard-issue Mickey D's cheeseburger. Sounds weird but somehow that depth, the richness, the hint of cheesiness all came through in these crispy slices of banana chips. Try it and see what kind of joy it brings to your palate.
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 "eye", as if to say, "I dare you." 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. And there's no relation whatsoever to that super popular movie about the running guy, which is a good thing, because life is not like a box of chocolates. Life is 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! 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.
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 tender crispiness of the banana chips to the cheesey seasoning to the hint of spice, 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. Nachos are not my most favorite food on the planet, but when confronted by these darling little circles of crunch all thoughts of soggy nachos from the past are banished forever.
In their own words: "What? A banana chip that tastes like a potato chip?!
Macho Nacho 'Nana Chips takes the banana chip snacking experience to a whole new level. They're slow baked crunchy. Salty. And oh so nacho-y (without the dairy). 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.