When I learned that corn was a form of gluten and had to give up my tortilla chips, plantain chips became my new go to snack. But when my doctor stressed the importance of avoiding any packaged foods that were processed or manufactured in the same facility as wheat, corn, rice, milk and soy I panicked. It is almost impossible to find a true gluten free brand that is not packaged and processed in the same facility as other grains. To make matters worse, since the FDA doesn't consider corn and rice a form of gluten, food manufactures aren't required to put it on the label. This means, to make sure you are 100% safe consuming the product, you need to pick up the phone and reach out to the manufacture.
But not to worry, Jen and I did all the work for you and found an awesome brand - Samai Plaintain Chips. When we reached out to the owner, here is what he shared with us:
Another brand of plantain ships that will be safe to consume down the road is InkaCrops. They confirmed that in about 6 months they plan on changing their facility and they will no longer be processed in the same facility as other corn-based products. We'll keep you posted when they are safe!
For now you can enjoy your Samai plantain chips -- great snack to have on the go.