- Published on 17 April 2013
Zamora Plantain Chips are a brand new organic product on the fair trade market. Available in 3 flavours – Slightly Salted, Spicy and Naturally Sweet; they were launched here during Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 and have really taken off!
The plantain is grown in Zamora, which is in the south of Ecuador and brought over by Fair Business Alliance whose mission is to create new durable and sustainable business opportunities for small and medium farmers, producers and companies from developing countries in Latin America in order to improve their livelihoods, their communities and their environment.
Plantain Chips are a very versatile snack (a bit like chunky potato crisps but less crispy – a slightly more biscuit-y texture), they can be eaten with either sweet or savoury dips and dishes, or just devoured by themselves. They'll even pair nicely with a selection of wines and whisky. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh will help you choose something if you ask them nicely. Zamora Plantain Chips should come with a warning though – they're highly addictive (I've managed to keep it to a '2 bags a week' habit so far) so stocking up is recommended!