Sunday, February 28, 2010

Swooning Over Vacuum-Fried Pineapple Chips

Trader Joe's new vacuum-fried pineapple chips are a thing of genius.

Hypercrunchy, almost glass-shatteringly so, they feel greasily wonderful in your mouth, yet contain very little oil (palm, alas, but too little of it - 3g per serving - to add up much). And there's such deep, intense pineapple flavor, captured by the folks who make this stuff in faraway Thailand, where the pineapples have tons more je ne sais quoi.

The overall gestalt vibe is just dreamy. It's worth a special trip. Pick some up now.

Update: According to the Wikipedia
entry on Vacuum Frying, there's less fat absorption with this method due to the lower frying temperature. Plus: less cancer! Two more bags, please!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I felt the same way the first time I popped one of those glorious chips of sunshiney goodness in my mouth. Just ate some in class, and I'm still in a state of absolute bliss!

Anonymous said...

As of July 16th 2011, in Southern California, I have been informed by 3 Trader Joe's associates that this product is being discontinued nationwide. I was also told that if enough people went to TJ's website requesting it there is a possibility of it returning.

nanopod said...

OMG! They can't discontinue the Pineapple chips! They're amazingness! Love them and want them in Canada!! Please please please open a Trader Joe's in Toronto!

Jim Leff said...

Don't worry. They're still around. I think that was a false alarm!

Bonita Pritchard said...

My local Trader Joes in San Antonio Texas no longer carries these delicious snacks. Where can we find them. Are they available on the "black market" ??? :-)

James Leff said...

Don't panic. This stuff goes away for a while but always seems to come back. I'll check if my (east coast) TJ's has them, if so maybe I can send you a care package.

Kenny Smith said...

they are still discontinued at every Trader Joes per the lady at trader joes in Houston texas on 6/30/13

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