I’M SURPRISED TO SEE CHIPS ON YOUR SITE! A HEALTHY SNACK CHIP – REALLY?
Yes, really! Jackson’s Honest original potato chips are made with 3 simple ingredients; Non-GMO Colorado potatoes, organic coconut oil, and sea salt. These chips were such a hit that they expanded their line to include sweet potato chips, made with non-GMO sweet potatoes, organic coconut oil, and sea salt. Next, they introduced yellow corn and blue corn tortilla chips. Again made with only 3 ingredients: yellow or blue corn, organic coconut oil, and sea salt.
WHY IS COCONUT OIL IS USED FOR MAKING THE CHIPS?
Conventional potato chips are cooked with vegetable oils such as canola, corn, safflower, or sunflower. Vegetable oils are fragile unstable polyunsaturated fats. These oils are processed using high heat, petroleum solvents and chemicals. They are then deodorized to improve flavor and color. This extreme process creates damaged fats, also known as oxidized cholesterol. Vegetable oils are also high in Omega 6 fatty acids, which tend to be pro-inflammatory. Those damaged vegetable oils are then used to fry potatoes. The end result is a slightly rancid tasting, and decidedly unhealthy snack food.
Coconut oil on the other hand, is a very special saturated fat! Saturated fats are stable fats and great for cooking. The composition of coconut oil is almost 50% Lauric acid, noted for its antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, and is anti-viral. Some consider coconut oil as one of the world’s best fats.
Jackson’s Honest Chips use the finest organic virgin coconut oil they could find from a brand that is recommended by the Weston A Price Foundation.
CAN YOU SMELL OR TASTE THE COCONUT OIL IN THE CHIPS?
The coconut oil doesn’t impart a coconut smell or flavor at all. What you smell when you open a bag of these chips is, well, fresh potato or sweet potato chips. The combination of high quality organic coconut oil and a proprietary low-and-slow cooking method produce chips that taste simply delicious!
ARE THE TORTILLA CHIPS ALSO COOKED IN COCONUT OIL?
The organic yellow and the blue corn tortilla corn chips are also cooked in organic coconut oil. Using the proprietary low-and-slow cooking process unlocks the taste and nutrition in the blue and yellow corn. In our opinion, these are the best tortilla chips ever!