(ENDED) Grab 'Em Snacks: Unrivaled Gourmet Plantain Chips Review & Giveaway (Ends 10/13)

PRODUCT REVIEW

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Today, I have the great honor of introducing you amazing readers to Grab 'Em Snacks, maker of delicious Gourmet Plantain Chips. A bit of information you need to know before reading any further is that I have never tried a plantain or a plantain chip...ever! After having 25+ years of trying various types of potato chips and pretzels, I'm going to have to put them aside for the healthier alternatives. Say hello to the plantain chip!

Geetha Jayaraman, Grab 'Em Snacks' President and Founder, has created a healthy and tasty snack alternative to the ubiquitous potato chips and pretzels. Grab 'Em Snacks plantain chips come in a variety of flavors: Sea Salt, Red Chili, Black Pepper Spice, Chili Garlic, Jalapeno, Cinnamon Sugar and Cajun Seasoning. The plantain chips are gluten free and are made with organic spices. Thank you Grab 'Em Snacks!

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We received each of the 7 Grab 'Em Snacks plantain chip flavors to try out and it was very difficult to decide which one would be added to our Christmas list. The first flavor we tried was the Jalapeño Heat. Talk about crazy spicy flavor with a kick! I voted for this one before even trying the other flavors...ha. I love spicy foods!

After everyone's taste buds calmed down, we went through the rest of the flavors one at a time. In the end, the standout flavor among us all was the Cinful Cinnamon. We added this to our nightly scoop of vanilla ice cream. What a treat! This is the perfect pairing that you won't want to miss out on! It's a delicious dessert snack or an anytime snack.

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Don't wait for this giveaway to end...buy these amazing Grab 'Em Snacks Gourmet Plantain Chips online now or see where they are located near you by visiting the store locator!

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(1) Grand Prize Winner will receive two, 4 oz bags of Grab 'Em Snacks Gourmet Plantain Chips (flavor of choice - Sea Salt Goodness, Fire-Me-Up Red Chili, Perfectly Peppered Black Pepper, Chili Garlicious, Ragin' Cajun, Jalapeño Heat, and Cinful Cinnamon)

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191 Comments:

Becky said...

Well I knew next to nothing about plantains, but I will have to try some some time!

They're native to India, and are often used in savory dishes - kind of like a potato. Unlike the banana they can not be eaten raw!

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I didn't realize they were used as a vegetable instead of a fruit like a banana. I always thought they were sweet. Its good to know they're lower in sugar too.
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I learned that plantains are used as a vegetable and are starchy. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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JS Hess said...

I didn't know that the skin should be almost black when ripe and ready to eat! Thanks- these sound delicious!
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HomemadeBaby said...

Plantains are starchy, not sweet!
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Matt said...

I learned that plantains have thicker skin than bananas.

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They have been grown in scattered locations throughout Florida since the 16th century.

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bison61 said...

a plantain is not ready to eat "out of hand" until hydrolysis has progressed to the point where the skin is almost black.

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Kristen said...

I learned that they are low in sugar and are eaten as a vegetable...cooked, not raw.

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I learned that plantains are sometimes referred to as the pasta and potatoes of the Caribbean.

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Suzy said...

I learned plantains are native to India, and that they aren't sweet like a regular banana. They're starchy, like a potato.

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Sheri O said...

I did not know that it was low in sugar or that it couldn't be eaten raw!
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Amber said...

I learned that the plantain is sweeter when the peel is brown or black!
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stephanie said...

I love plantain chips!! they were all the rage when I studied abroad in ecuador!
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Sharon Harmon said...

Plantains are used as a vegetable, whereas bananas are served as fruit. ;)
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WhirlingVortex said...

I learned that "ripe plantains may be black in color". Weird, I've only seen them green in the store.

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I learned that plantain averages about 65% moisture content

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Jayne said...

These aren't potatoes but a form of banana! Wow! I've never heard of them but they look good!

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I didn't know they were used as a vegetable instead of a fruit.
I love plantains. My boyfriend showed me how to fry them and they are so good. I fry at least once a week-the kids love them as a snack.
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I learned that they're sometimes called the "pasta and potatoes of the Caribbean."

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I didn't know plantains turn black when ripe!

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Christina said...

Well being I didn't know anything about Plantains I would have to say that they are a member of the banana family is interesting to me.

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Vivobello said...

Well, I didn't know they were a type of Banana.

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The plantain averages about 65% moisture content and the banana averages about 83% moisture content

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I learned that they ahve about 65% moisture content. It hink I knew everything else. Plaintains. :-p mmmmmm

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I learned that a plantain is ready to eat when the skin is almost black.

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I learned that plantains originate from India.

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Cindy said...

I learned that they are a Good Source of Potassium and
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I learned that Plantains grow best in areas with constant warm temperatures and protection from strong winds.

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I learned that plantains are often confused with bananas and that one main difference between the two is that bananas are sweet and plantains are starchy.

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It is usually fried or baked.

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A plantain has a thicker skin than a banana is what I learned.

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I didn't know plantains were used like potatoes

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Florida is considered a marginal area for plantain production. They are available year round in the supermarket.

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didn't know that they weren't a fruit! I love them, tho!

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I learned that one medium Plantain contains 220 calories and only 5 calories!

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plantains are used as a vegetable

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i thought they were the same as bananas. i learned they are not.

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they have a thicker skin than bananas