January is the month of the San Francisco International Fancy Food Show as well as the Seattle Gift Show, and given that we specialize in Pacific Northwest & West Coast gifts, I try to hit both looking for tasty new products. This year’s shows did not disappoint. Here’s one product that I thought would be a great addition to bumble B design’s snack-oriented gifts such as our Munch Box, Nibbler Basket, and West Coast Basket:
Dang Toasted Coconut Chips, Original Recipe
I had tasted Dang’s Toasted Coconut Chips at the 2015 Fancy Food Show, and liked them. They are sweet and crunchy, and made from only three ingredients: coconut, cane sugar, and salt. The fewer the ingredients, the better, in my estimation. This year, I lingered a little longer at their booth, relishing their new Onion Chips, and tasting once again their sweet, crunchy coconut ships – winner of the coveted Sofi Gold for Best Snack Food in 2014. Initially, I thought that “Dang” was a bizarre business name, but I appreciated learning the story behind the title. The owner Vincent K. states, “Dang is my Mother’s name. One day she gave me a recipe with toasted coconut chips that changed my life. The flavor was so good, I started a company to share our coconut chips with the world and named it after her.” Thank goodness for the culinary influence of mothers all over the world, including Dang in Thailand! I decided to bring their Original Recipe Toasted Coconut Chips into bumble B’s lineup of interesting snack treats for our gift baskets & boxes. They’re good straight out of the bag as a sweet treat, sprinkled on yogurt or granola, or added to your favorite cookie recipe. Other perks: they’re gluten-free; vegan; non-GMO, a good source of fiber, and a Certified B Corp. As the tagline says, “Dang, that’s good!” For more information about Dang Foods, based in Berkeley, CA, visit their website. And ask for them in bumble B design’s gifts!