It’s a gorgeous sun-soaked afternoon in Thailand. You’re sitting on a beach chair in the middle of a resort reading a book when someone serves you a local banana that is bursting with flavour. Nothing could be more blissful.
Unfortunately, life in the big city usually isn’t so easeful. You’re probably late for a meeting and squished on a stinky train, attempting to ignore the gushing wind and rain of the outside world. Oh, and your umbrella just broke on the way in. You feel your stomach starts to rumble and forage through your bag, only to find half a piece of chewing gum and lonely pieces of popcorn at the bottom of your bag.
What are you to do?
We all know fresh is best, yet we can’t always get fruit and vegetables from a tree served to us on a silver platter. When that’s the case, it’s time for a more convenient snack. While regular snack foods are typically loaded with sugar, salt and unhealthy fats, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Now, I love dried fruit, but sadly, it’s often coated in sugar.
To hit that spot and get me through, I call on Banana Joe chips.
These chips are the perfect snack. Regular bananas are one of the most beautiful fruits out there, containing fibre, vitamin C and potassium, but these ones are a little bit more special.
Banana Joe chips are handmade from Hom Thong green bananas. They’re sustainably sourced from a small family-owned farm in Thailand. 10% of Banana Joe chips profits go towards sustainable agriculture to help improve the livelihood of the local farmers and their families. Every day at sunrise the farmers pick the bananas, cook and pack them for extra freshness. It’s a farmer-to-chip experience.
Each bag contains over two heirloom bananas which have way less sugar in them than regular bananas. I’m not sure how they’ve achieved this wizardry, but the chips have a freakishly potato-like texture and taste that is crispy and full of flavour. They’re not too salty or sweet – the obvious criteria for a good packet of chips.
But, that’s not all. They’re the first synbiotic chip on the market; each bag contains both probiotics and prebiotics. This means every chip you eat supports your digestive health, immune function and increases your protein absorption. One packet contains at least 1 billion gut-boosting cultures, and are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and NON-GMO. They’re the real deal.
Banana Joe chips are available in multiple flavours so, you can pick what tickles your taste buds. I’m a traditional girl and can’t go past regular Sea Salt because of the subtle and balanced flavours. If you like a bit of a kick, the Hickory BBQ are your go-to. They’re a bold combination of sweet and tangy and definitely provide the heat! If you have more of a sweet tooth, the Thai Sweet Chilli is certainly one to try. It has a mild sweet taste with a hint of sour and a dash of chilli for a hot finish.
If you’re ready to embrace your inner-resort king or queen amongst the hustle and bustle of busy city living, get yourself a packet of Banana Joe chips. You can learn more about Banana Joe chips here.