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Bare Coconut Chips: Crunchy, Sweet, Allergen-Free Flavors

Version:
Simply Toasted, Show me the Honey, Sweet ‘n Heat
Price:
$2.49 per 1.4-ounce bag (about 1.5 servings)

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On July 18, 2014
Last modified:September 15, 2014

Summary:

In terms of taste and addictive little crunch, these wafer-like shards of coconut are an amazing treat. A touch deceiving by name, the Simply Toasted is perfectly sweetened with pure cane sugar. Show me the Honey is just a notch above with a magical dreamy kiss of honey. The Sweet ‘n Heat are a pepper lover’s delight, with a delicious balance of sweet, savory, and very spicy.

After getting a quick sampling at Expo West, I proclaimed Bare Coconut Chips to be one of the Best New Dairy-Free Products for 2014. A few months have passed, I finally got my hands on some full-size packages to give Bare Coconut Chips a full tasting and review, and I can confirm that my original opinion stands. These things are SO, SO GOOD!

Bare Coconut Chips: Sweet Crunchy Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free Bliss

I would even go so far as to say that Bare Coconut Chips are downright dangerous. Light, wafer-like, crispy shards of coconut that make my taste buds believe they have died and gone to a sweet, sweet heaven. I’ve trialed a couple coconut chip brands, but Bare Coconut Chips are currently at the head of the pack for this coconut fan.

Bare Coconut Chips are crafted in small batches and gently toasted to get their crunch. They come in several varieties; here are my tasting notes on the ones I’ve sampled thus far (I’ll update if I sample others):

Bare Coconut Chips: Sweet Crunchy Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free Bliss (Simply Toasted, Show Me the Honey, Sweet 'n Heat)

Simply Toasted – This is the “Original” flavor, with simplistic ingredients (coconut, cane sugar and salt – that’s it!), but there is nothing boring about the taste. It is perfectly sweet, warm, and comforting.

Show Me The Honey – And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, they added a touch of honey. These bites of sheer bliss are currently my favorite little treat.

Sweet ‘n Heat – Wowee… these are SPICY! The heat mixed with delicious underlying sweetness and just the right mix of savory spices makes this flavor of Bare Coconut Chips insanely addictive.

Keep in mind, Bare Coconut Chips are definitely a treat. They aren’t low in sugars (13 to 14 grams per servings), but I consider them to be a well-worth-it dessert or garnish. Bare Coconut Chips can be:

  • Sprinkled on dairy-free ice cream (dang, I’m out!)
  • Tossed on salads (a tasty crouton or fried wonton replacement)
  • Added to trail mix (nuts, dried fruit, a little chocolate – oh my!)
  • Sprinkle on unsweetened dairy-free yogurt or oatmeal (for a delicious, sweet and crunchy pop)
  • Added to homemade bars (oats + crisps + Bare Coconut Chips = yum)

Bare Coconut Chips: Sweet Crunchy Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free Bliss (Simply Toasted, Show Me the Honey, Sweet 'n Heat)

Certifications: Bare Coconut Chips are Non-GMO Verified and labeled as gluten-free, but they do not have a gluten-free certification.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Bare Coconut Chips are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Select varieties are vegan (honey-free). Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Bare Snacks website at www.baresnacks.com. They are also available at a discount on Amazon.

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About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living

6 Comments

  1. Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free DessertsJuly 18, 2014 at 8:31 pmReply

    YUM!!!! Would love to try them! :-) Thanks for the review, Alisa.

    Shirley

  2. Nicole AcunaJuly 22, 2014 at 2:05 pmReply

    ive tried these before they are amazing, so healthy and I add them to my salads for a yummy crunch.

    • Alisa FlemingJuly 22, 2014 at 2:07 pmReplyAuthor

      Ooh, they would be amazing on salads – thanks for sharing Nicole!

  3. Carol OJuly 27, 2014 at 4:47 amReply

    crunchy and tasty

  4. KellyJuly 28, 2014 at 7:58 amReply

    These are beyond good. I like coconut. I LOVE these!!!! They are super crispy, and can be eaten just out of the package. Super good. :)

  5. LaurieAugust 11, 2014 at 5:33 pmReply

    I love coconut and these chips are great. I use them a handful of a time as a snack.

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