Firstly, for the untrained eye, there is no way you can identify with and know what some of the numbers mean on the ingredients list. For example 421, this is a flavor enhancer, otherwise known as MSG. What do all the other numbers mean? Why do we need some of this stuff in our food, and what, if anything is it doing for and to me?This information has become even more important to me now that Jack is around and I reckon I’m not the only one. I have decided that if I cannot identify it, its not going into my body, after all my body is my temple and it must be worshiped…
I have been on a small road to enlightenment. Now I am not saying that I have stopped eating all chips, but some are certainly better for you than others. So I reckon if you are going to eat any, you should eat the ones that are the best for you. The ones that have the lowest fat content, have no additives, or preservatives. When you start to look at chips in that light something happens, you stop eating some brands. So this got me thinking even more…why don’t we just create something without all the sh#t?! I have been on a year long journey of discovery and I think I have cracked it.
About a year ago, I was strolling through the chip aisle and saw some kumara chips, they looked awesome, but the Kumara was grown in China, packaged in China they are full of preservatives and additives then sent here as Kumara chips…I don’t think some people in China even know what a Kumara is? We do in New Zealand, and that was the start of an awesome journey. I have been the Ambassador for Sweet As Kaipara Kumara for a couple of years and got to thinking. We could make these. I met the wonderful people of Proper Crisps in Nelson and the conversation started. They are in my opinion the best crisp makers on the planet, so why don’t we team up and create an Iconic Kumara Crisp worthy of putting our names to.
12 months of graft and Tons of testing later, we have created the most amazing Kumara crisp. We have used the classic kiwi Kumara with the gold and orange to satisfy every persons craving of what has become known as New Zealand’s very own super food. 3 varieties with no preservatives and a dusting of Marlborough Sea salt creates what we think is the best Kumara crisp in the world. With 23 grams of fat, they are also the crisp with one of the lowest fat contents, some varieties of chips can be over 50%, so we are really on to something.