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KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.

 

 

May 2008

Product Reviews / Main Reviews / Snacks

Arico Cassava Chips

Page 2: Cassava Chip Flavors

 

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Flavors

The thinly-sliced chips are currently available in four flavors. All except Sea Salt Mist have a bit of evaporated cane juice in the seasoning mix, and all are flavored with sea salt. The seasonings are bestowed with finesse, which is why these chips can take their place next to the most elegant lobster roll or martini.

  • Original Cassava Chips are a good basic chip, tinged with garlic powder. The sweetness of the evaporated cane juice emerges ever so slightly, as if it is the naturally sweetness of the cassava.
  • Barbeque Bliss Cassava Chips have garlic powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and other natural flavors and spices to provide a barbecue experience. (Barbeque is the best selling flavored potato chip, and these were a close tie with our favorite flavor, Ginger.)
Cassava ChipsServe them with dip, soups, salads, sandwiches...or snack from the bag.
  • Ginger On Fire Cassava Chips have plenty of ginger sizzle, and a complex flavor that combines garlic and onion powders, leeks, and other spices and natural flavors. There’s a long ginger finish after the chip is gone. It enlivens the food it is paired with—anything from a steak sandwich to shrimp salad.
  • Sea Salt Mist Cassava Chips are the simplest: just sea salt, no evaporated cane juice. Yet, the salt is very light—the chips are not salty, but serene.

Serving Suggestions

While it’s easy to polish off the five-ounce bag with a craft beer, these chips can go anywhere.

  • Enjoy them with cocktails
  • Use them as ingredients and garnish (we used them to decorate mashed
    potatoes)
  • Serve them with entrées—meat, poultry and seafood
  • And of course, With soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers

While cassava is a starchy vegetable, it’s good, nutritious starch, and much preferable, we think, to the many of the potato varieties that have been bred for potato chips (which often taste like “guilty starch”). Arico’s Cassava Chips have a permanent place on our shelf.

ARICO’S CASSAVA CHIPS

Barbeque Bliss, Ginger On Fire, Original, Sea Salt Mist

Dairy Free
Gluten Free

  • 5-Ounce Bag
    Suggested Retail Price
    $3.49
  • 12-Bag Case
    Individual Flavors Or
    Variety Pack
    $41.88

Arico Cassava Chips
Set up a cassava chip tasting bar at your next barbecue‡.

Purchase 12-pack cases online† at AricoFoods.com.

The chips are also available at fine food stores nationwide, including Whole Foods Markets.

†Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them. This link to purchase is provided as a reader convenience.

‡Editorial note: Barbecue has a variety of spellings, and THE NIBBLE has chosen the “barbecue” variation. When a manufacture chooses a different spelling for its product’s name, as Arico has (“barbeque”), we retain our own spelling convention when not naming the product. Thus, “barbecue” is spelled two different ways in this article.

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