Review: I Fall In Love With Zambos Salsa Verde Plantain Chips!

Review: I Fall In Love With Zambos Salsa Verde Plantain Chips!

zambos salsa verde chips

When I first saw these Zambos Salsa Verde plantain chips, I couldn’t say no.

A common snack in some Latino and African cultures is plantain chips. If you haven’t had plantain chips before, your life is incomplete, and you need to get yourself a bag.

While I’m not too picky about the brand of plantain chips, these Zambos Salsa Verde flavor became one of my top favorites as soon as I opened the bag.

The Zambos website:

Spanish English

The main company is Yummies and you can learn about their other brands on their website:

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Location

You can use their store locator to find Zambos in a store near you.

Cost

This cost me $2.49USD.

The difference between bananas & plantains

Let me start by pointing out something that drives people who grew up with plantains “bananas”: YES, there’s a difference between (yellow) bananas, (green) bananas and plantains.

  • Yellow bananas are the everyday sweet yellow fruit that you enjoy
  • Green bananas are unripened bananas (in Puerto Rico we boil them)
  • Plantains look like big green bananas but grow on a completely different plant

The easiest way to tell the difference is the size and look. The hard way to tell the difference is buying the wrong banana/plantain and cooking with it. Green bananas literally look like regular yellow bananas except instead of yellow, they’re green. Plantains are bigger and look more “muscular” or “mature” than green bananas. That’s why in some Latino countries it’s called “plátano macho” (male/masculine plantain). The names may vary but it’s all the same.




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Taste

These salsa verde chips are on point. As soon as I opened the bag, I could smell it. Upon tasting it, I tasted the plain chip first and then the salsa verde. The flavor is very light but with a soft spicy sting. The chips aren’t spicy or at least not to me, but they have a bit of a “high” like wasabi.

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Ingredients

Plantain, Palm Oil, Green Seasoning Powder (Salt, Onion Powder, Maltodextrin, Monosodium Glutamate, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Garlic Powder, Wheat Flour, Tomato Powder, Sodium Diacetate, Silicon Dioxide, Corn Starch, Sugar, Parika Powder, Chili Powder, Dried Yeast Powder, Natural And Artificial Tomato Flavor, Spices Powder, Tricalcium Phosphate, Spices Oleoresin, Malt Vinegar Powder, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanilate, Arabic Gum, Polypropilen Glycol), TBHQ (Preservative).

Potential Allergens: contains wheat.

Nutritional Facts

You can look at the photo or below for information about nutrition and the ingredients.

Serving Size: 1 oz (28g) Calories: 140

  • Total Fat: 6g (8%)
    • Saturated Fat: 3g (15%)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0%)
  • Sodium: 220mg (10%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19g (7%)
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4%)
    • Total Sugars: <1g
      • Incl. 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vit. D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg (2%)
  • Potassium: 220mg (4%)
Would I buy Zambos Salsa Verde again? Yes!

I would definitely buy these again and enjoy them thoroughly. For years plantain chips with salt and plantain chips with garlic have been my favorites. Now I can finally add a new favorite to my list!

Zambos Salsa Verde Plantain Chips
Overall
4.5
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Taste
  • Appearance

RATING INDEX

  • PRICE: How suitable I thought the price was
  • QUALITY: How well I thought the product was made
  • TASTE: How enjoyable I thought the taste was
  • APPEARANCE: How appealing I thought the product/packaging looked

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