This post is sponsored by Barnana.
Over the years, I’ve become a lot more conscious of what I consume and what my dollars support. I’ve also become more focused on consuming products that aren’t loaded with ingredients I can’t pronounce. That’s why when I was introduced to Barnana, I fell in love. Hard.
Founded by Caue Suplicy, Barnana makes organic and sustainable banana and plantain snacks. But, Suplicy goes further than just making the snacks sustainable. They’re also healthier than other similar snacks on the market. And, he’s focused on their environmental impact.
A certified B-corporation, Barnana focuses on expanding their partnerships with Indigenous communities and farmers in the Amazon. Since they launched in 2012, they’ve upcycled tens of millions of bananas and plantains that would have gone to waste because they were the wrong shape or size but still delicious enough to eat. This year alone, they upcycled more than 12 million, saving them from becoming greenhouse gas-emitting food waste. In addition, the upcycling creates a revenue stream for produce that would otherwise go to waste.
The company is also a founding member of the Upcycled Food Association where Suplicy serves on the Board.
Barnana offers a line-up of products available at Whole Foods, Publix and many more. Which do you want to try first?
Barnana Plantain Crisps
First up are the Barnana Plantain Crisps. These flakey, layered crisps are unlike anything else on the market. Inspired by homemade tostones (which I adore and eat whenever I’m in Puerto Rico), these are a healthier snack option. They’re made with 100 percent organic coconut oil and organic green plantains. Get them in Sea Salt (my favorite!) or Garlic.
Barnana Plantain Ridged Chips
If you’re craving a salty, crunchy snack, try these Organic Ridged Plantain Chips. They’re GMO-free and gluten-free. Like the chips, they’re made with organic coconut oil and organic green plantains. They come in four flavors – Himalayan Pink Salt, Acapulco Lime, Sea Salt and Vinegar and Spicy Mango Salsa.
Barnana Plantain Nuggets
One of their new offerings, Plantain Nuggets are golden cubes packed with savory flavor. They’re the perfect healthy option if you’re looking for a one-bite snack. I eat them by the handful or toss them on a salad for a little extra crunch. Try them in Pink Salt, Ranch, Chili Lime and BBQ.
Other Barnana Snacks
Wait! There’s more! Barnana also makes their Organic Banana Bites. Their signature snack, they’re made with only two ingredients – organic bananas and organic banana powder. They also come in Mango Goldenberry and Coconut flavors.
Next up, the Dipped Barnana Bites. These bite-size, sweet chewy banana snacks are dipped into peanut butter, peanut butter cup or dark chocolate flavors for a fun way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Finally, there are the Plantain Tortilla Chips. These grain-free babies are made from delicately seasoned ground plantains and cooked in 100% avocado oil. The result? A chip that’s healthier and perfect for dipping in salsa. They come in Himalayan Pink Salt or Lime and Sea Salt.