@CBL_No_More Raw jackfruit smells terrible when first sliced (or fully ripe and not yet sliced), but the rank stench does dissipate. Once that’s gone, the fruit is actually rather good. But most people who don’t live where it’s grown (and quite a few who do) judge it solely by its fresh-picked and/or fresh-stabbed/split/sliced/etc grossness. And yeah, that’s exceptionally putrid, though nowhere near as bad as a corpseflower.
@axemurderer You’re right, I was, and the two are closely related enough that there is a hybrid which has neither the flavor of jackfruit nor the stench of durian. And I’ve seen Asian grocers’ displays with a price sign calling them one of the two while the boxes, bags, etc had the other name on them. Now that I think about it, I have only seen actual raw durian sold frozen around here. Frozen and individually bagged or shrink-wrapped. Eh, jackfruit is still not going to make my top 300 snack list.
Actually plantains and bananas are two different things in the same family. Plantains are more starchy, less sweet and best cooked. The best way to cook is dust with brown sugar and cinnamon, pan saute. So yummy!
@ironcheftoni Plantain chips are very mildly sweet and crunchy with relatively little or no banananess about them. They’re much better than some of the other snacks that have been on here in the memorable past.
@hchavers Really depends on the variety. Bananas and plantains are so varied that even people with severe allergies to them can have certain varieties that don’t trigger the allergy. Not that I’d recommend they try, lol.
@axemurderer This may not be the right forum for you. We routinely post about random non sequitur things that shouldn’t be relevant or important to anybody. It’s part of living down to the name of the website…
@shahnm k, got it. i guess i’ll deactivate my account later. good job policing meh. i guess they’re better off not selling than selling to someone like me who isn’t a good fit for such an esteemed forum.
@axemurderer Fwiw, plantains (which are for sale) are very much related to bananas, which makes them an extremely relevant fruit.
I saw it as an open invitation to the forum for anyone to jump in with any knowledge or anecdotes about the plantain chips for sale today.
I felt it was an extremely good use of the forum. As I see it, it’s actually the primary purpose of the forum. Although I’m not in charge, I’d say the forum is for:
discussion about the product(s) for sale
jokes, fun or interesting stories, etc.
community conversations (shooting the breeze or whichever term is used in your neck of the woods)
Of course, anyone is allowed disagree with me on that.
FWIW, It looks like these are sweet plantains if that makes a difference for you. Sweet is in description and noted on some Amazon reviews. Salted sweet plantain chips are quite tasty, but not when it’s a surprise.
@Vee19 Yes, these have way too much (natural) sugar to be healthy. The olive oil/salted ones have 38 grams of carb, inclusive of 18g of sugar, in a 2.12oz bag. Plantain chips can also come from green (unripe) plantains, which these, evidently, do not.
@MrNews indeed. I’m Jamaican and they’re one of my favorite foods any way you slice it (heh), but no one should ever mistake them for a “healthy alternative.” There are “healthier” cooking options like baking or boiling but even the green ones are on the higher side, carb-wise and most carb conscious diets or meal plans say skip 'em. Why on earth did they add sugar? Sheesh.
@Vee19 They didn’t add sugar, these are just made from fully ripened plantains. A plantain, when green, is very starchy, with little natural sugar. Allowed to ripen until they are yellowish-brown, a lot of the starch is converted to sugar. Tostones, at least the ones I used to get in Puerto Rico, were usually made from green plantains. A ripened plantain has a higher sugar content, but still lower than the Cavendish variety, the typical “dessert banana” eaten throughout the US and Europe.
Unfortunately I got them and tried them. Jackfruit citrus chili and plantain salt and pepper w/ olive oil. In your head it sounds like a good idea trust me i know but these are just not great. Jackfruit has a very strange aftertaste and is pretty off putting if you aren’t familiar with it. The plantains are definitely edible but only barely so. I think i ate one of each and will probably give the rest away.
This is worse than swallowing vomit!!! I like Plantain and this was just salted crap.
I wouldn’t even give this to my worst enemy.
I can’t believe I actually paid for this.
So can I just get my money back???