Our banana chips are handmade, using bananas handpicked from farms we cooperate with. We ensure correct ripeness for added crunch, and cook the bananas gently to allow the flavors to remain intact.
The secret to our banana chips? We learned to pick the finest bananas. Our "hom thong" bananas, otherwise known as the golden fragrant bananas, are the original "Gros Michel" variety. Yes they still exist if you search hard enough !
Although "hom thong" bananas are more difficult to source, we chose them because they taste better than any other variety of bananas. You can see the difference by the unique golden color and taste the difference by the fragrance of Banana JoeⓇ chips.
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2017. Out of over 12,300 products to be judged, Banana Joe was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, for 2 products, judges dubbed them “simply delicious”.
Sriracha and Pickled Garlic Flavour The Judges notes were: “Rather beautiful, evenly golden, golden-russet slices of evenly cut banana. Definitely different, with a good mix of flavours and gentle hint of heat.”
Hickory BBQ Flavour The Judges notes were: “Lovely even bake to these crisps. Crisp but not oily. A crunchy bite, dissolving to a powdery paste in the mouth; the seasoning is sweet and tangy - a little smokey hint comes through.”
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.