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ISO Taro Chips - GTA

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lilaki Sep 6, 2011 08:41 AM

hi hounds,

just got back from hawaii where i had local taro chips. they were DELISH! crunchy, salty, and TASTY! totally not like potato chips. anyway, i went to my local loblaws over the weekend and didn't find any taro chips.

has anyone spotted taro chips in the GTA??

thanks!

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    BequiaT RE: lilaki Sep 6, 2011 12:09 PM

    The only thing I've seen around town are the Terra Chips, which contain Taro chips, amongst other root vegetables. Loblaws and Whole Foods sells them last time I checked.

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      lilaki RE: BequiaT Sep 6, 2011 12:21 PM

      yes, i've seen terra chips ... and some of the blends do have some taro chips in them. but i was looking for 100% taro chips.

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        1sweetpea RE: lilaki Sep 6, 2011 04:23 PM

        They sell them at the Bulk Barn, in bulk. There are plain salted and spicy salted taro chips. I found them very salty, pretty greasy and wished they were sliced a bit more thinly before frying. The thickness, combined with the starchiness of taro made for a chip with a lot more crunch than my jaws wanted. The fact that they're available in bulk is good, though, because you can try a small bag of each and determine if they're for you, without a major investment.

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          lilaki RE: 1sweetpea Sep 6, 2011 06:03 PM

          wow, i never thought of trying the bulk barn! thanks.

          i wonder if any of the asian grocery stores would have them. T&T perhaps?

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            TeRReT RE: lilaki Sep 6, 2011 06:13 PM

            definitely t&t should, i have purchased them there before though i have not been in over a year, i imagine they'd still have them.

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              always_eating RE: TeRReT Sep 7, 2011 07:21 PM

              I've bought taro chips from T&T in the past, though the brand they carry does have MSG (if that type of thing bothers you, which it doesn't for me).

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      Chocolatemama RE: lilaki Sep 6, 2011 07:00 PM

      I bought a bag at one of the candy shops at Market Village. They were good except that they add msg to it and I find it makes it taste too sweet. I have always wondered why Terra doesn`t make bags of taro only. They`re my favourite!

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        Wahooty RE: Chocolatemama Sep 6, 2011 07:17 PM

        They do:

        http://www.terrachips.com/our-chips/t...

        Whether or not they're distributed in Canada...I don't know.

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          Chocolatemama RE: Wahooty Sep 7, 2011 01:30 PM

          Too bad I haven`t seen them anywhere. Please advise if anyone spots them!

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