In this case, I mean dang in a very good way.
I spotted these Dang Toasted Coconut Chips a few weeks ago while picking up some yogurt at The Fresh Market. Since I had just been wondering what tasty topping I might have on top of my yogurt, I considered this display to be guidance from On High.
Being the responsible consumer that I am, I first flipped the package to check out the nutritional info. For half this little 1.4-oz. package, there are 115 calories, which isn’t bad, and it contains only three ingredients: coconut, sugar, and salt. Other info, per 0.7 oz. serving:
– Total fat: 7g (it IS coconut, after all)
– Sodium: 115mg
– Total Carbs: 12g
– Dietary Fiber: 3g
– Sugars: 8g
– Protein: 1g
No cholesterol, no animal products, no gluten, no dairy. Lots of flavor, though! Very intense coconutty goodness in each flake. Not too sweet, not too salty–coconut is the star and the flavor lingers (in a good way) long after you’ve eaten the flakes.
I like coconut, but I like it in small doses. For me, this is an a-few-sprinkles-at-a-time food. So far, I’ve eaten the few that were pictured in my hand at left and about the same amount crushed and sprinkled on top of plain yogurt for a bit of crunch. Thanks to the intense flavor, I’m satisfied with even a small amount.
Tonight, I’m going all out and combining yogurt, pineapple, and a few sprinkles of the chips. Heck, it’s Friday night–I might caramelize some banana slices, too! (Ooh, it just occurred to me that these would be good as a topping in one of those banana boat concoctions where you slice the banana lengthwise, sprinkle some chocolate chips in the cut and bake in aluminum foil. Imagine a bit of coconut crunch amidst all the meltiness. Yum!)
Okay, back to the dang chips. (I love saying that!) Dang is actually the owner’s mother’s name, but the marketing intent is that we’ll try the product and say, “Dang! That’s good!” And that’s what I did. (I actually said “damn”, but that’s because I’m crass. Same effect, though.)
Thus endeth this unsolicited product review. I purchased this product from my very own meager funds for around $3.00 and reviewed it because I liked it and thought you might like it, too!
What would you do with these coconut chips?
Happy weekend, everyone! Come back on Monday for a new round of AIM posts!