February 3, 2010

Tally Me Bananas

Sometimes a blog post is short and sweet, just like a good afternoon snack or the lovely lady you call Mom.  Today, I’m going to focus on the former (sorry Mom) and share with you a newly discovered treat that comes in an individually sized pouch and is so delicious that it will disappear in minutes.  Its name?  Danielle.  I know.  It sounds like the title of a telenovela and trust me, these perfectly fried banana bites are just as captivating.

After an afternoon of work and errands, my good friend Emmerson and I decided it was high time for a well-deserved snack break.  We hopped over to the closest market, which just happened to be BiRite, and perused the aisles of fresh, local produce and pre-made goodies.  The ripe avocados, chilies, cilantro, and tomatoes were begging to be smashed together and made into a smooth, guacamole treat.  We only needed something crisp to go with them.  But there was not a single low sodium chip or tortilla to be found.  I was going to opt for a bag of carrots to scoop up the dip.  Even a spoon would have been fine.  But then, we laid our eyes on the sweet Danielle, just hanging out by the bread, innocently flashing her simple packaging our way.

Turns out Danielle Honey Banana Chips were exactly what we were looking for: pure bananas and palm oil with zero milligrams of sodium.  Their honey flavor can handle both savory and sweet.  They were delicious with the guacamole and I’m sure they would be wonderful crumbled on top of some coconut ice cream. They aren’t so bad by their lonesome either.  And although they are fried, they do not taste greasy in the slightest.  Somehow, the manufacturers left these slender morsels tasting crunchy and light.   So the next time you are looking for something quick and satisfying, pick up a bag of these and this weekend, spice up your chip and dip spread by adding some fried banana chips to the pile .

Remember to always keep your eyes open and snack on.

Emmerson February 3, 2010 at 11:46 am

I can attest. These banana chips are delicious! Hands down one of the most delectable fruit chips on the market.

Chloe March 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Dearest Jessica,

I was so inspired by your recent post on CSL. I really related to your story, and I think I may be on the cusp of leaving my steady job and taking a break/working more part time/developing my health counseling practice/traveling. I’m really not sure yet, and the uncertainty can get to me at times. I just honored 5 years at my current job, and while it is a milestone worthy of celebration, it was also a wake up call – do I really want to be here, and for how much longer??

I have seen these banana chips and was a bit daunted by the price, but sounds like they are worth it! Trader Joe’s has some delicious banana chips, too, though I haven’t checked the sodium content.

Feel free to drop me a line or check out my blog. I would love your feedback. I think most of my recipes would be fine without salt!


sodium girl March 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Hi Chloe – so excited to check out your blog! As for the banana chips, definitely pricey and not an everyday purchase, but a great treat when in dire, snacking need. For another option, check out the Just Tomatoes, Etc brand. I love their dried bananas.

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