PRANA Dry Roasted Coconut Chips Review, Photos

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Salty snacks are my weakness, potato chips in particular. And while I will argue there is nothing wrong with indulging once in a while, I'm the type who would eat chips every day if I could. Always on the look out for a healthier alternative, I was eager to try PRANA's Dry Roasted Coconut Chips* ($3.99 for 100g). Keep reading to see what I thought!

PRANA's coconut chips come in three flavours named after different dances: Hula (sea salt & pepper), Charleston (BBQ), and Jive (spicy chili). Each flavour is organic, non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free. Each 15g serving is only 80 calories! Also, the bags are resealable -- no chip clips necessary! A minor detail is that the chips on the bags actually look like the chips inside. The might not mean much to everyone, but it's nice that the photos aren't misleading (a la Reese's "Christmas trees").

Let's dig in, shall we?

Hula (Sea salt & Pepper)

I love salt & pepper-flavoured chips, and this coconut version is just as good. The seasoning is the right amount for me -- not overly-salty, and with enough pepper to give a little bit of kick. Like all three flavours I tried, the coconut chips are crispy and smooth, with a tiny bit of coconut flavour. I'm big on texture when it comes to food, and I really like the not-overly crispy/not-overly soft texture of these chips.

Nutrition info:

Ingredients: Coconut*, Rice syrup*, Sea salt, Black pepper*. *Organic

Charleston (BBQ)

I'm very picky when it comes to BBQ flavour, and I'm not as much of a fan of the hickory flavour of these. It's not bad by any means -- just doesn't fit my BBQ preferences. There's a bit of spice, but not too much, which is good for those who don't like heat.

Nutrition info:

Ingredients: Coconut*, Rice syrup*, Vinegar*, Tomato paste*, Sea salt, Spices*, Hickory smoke flavour. *Organic

Jive (Spicy Chili)

I LOVE THIS FLAVOUR. It's no surprise as I love spicy and chili-flavoured foods. There is a medium amount of spice/heat to these chips, and a bit of sweetness to balance it. With the hint of coconut flavour, it reminds me a bit of tomato-based curries. Yummmmm.

Nutrition info:

Ingredients: Coconut*, Evaporated Cane juice*, Vinegar*, Spices*, Sea salt. *Organic

I was quite impressed by PRANA's Dry Roasted Coconut Chips! At $3.99 for a 100g bag, they aren't the cheapest snack option, but I found smaller servings (compared to potato chips) satisfied my hunger. And without all that grease, they didn't leave my stomach with a heavy/gross feeling after eating them. I think they are a great alternative to salty snacks, and really -- how cool is it that coconuts can be made into chips that taste this good?

PRANA has other snacks and foods available too. Check out their store locator to see where you can buy them!

Have you tried coconut chips before?

*Products provided for review. All opinions are my own.

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