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Lam’s Caribbean Snacks Cassava Chips

Lam's Cassava Chips

Lam’s Cassava Chips

Another gluten free snacking option is cassava chips. If you don’t know cassava (aka yuca and manioc), you might know it in it’s dry or pearled form, tapioca.

Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for around 500 million people. It is one of the most drought-tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava. [Source]

This tasty snack was spotted at MetFood on 5th avenue between Prospect avenue and 16th street in South Slope. They’re ridiculously crunchy. The flavor is very close to potato chips with a slightly heavier starchiness and a hearty aftertaste. A product of Costa Rica, the Lam’s are fun because they aren’t a uniform size. Don’t expect a extreme divergence in flavor from a regular potato chip. Enjoy it for what it is – super crunchy and inexpensive, gluten free snack. $0.99 for a 2.5oz bag. Also available is onion and garlic which sounds painful. They can be purchased online through their website in bulk.

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