SOURCE: Turbana Plantain Chips

Turbana Plantain Chips

February 15, 2012 10:01 ET

Turbana Plantain Chip Enthusiasts Eat Their Way Through 10 Million Servings

A Healthier and More Flavorful Alternative to Traditional Potato Chips

CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - After less than two years of production, Turbana announced this week that its most recent endeavor, plantain chips, has surpassed its first major milestone -- 10 million servings. Turbana Plantain Chips hit the market in March 2010 as a natural alternative to traditional greasy potato chips. With this recent news, it is safe to say Turbana has successfully introduced a product that rates high in both flavor and consumer appeal.

Healthier alternatives for popular American snack foods continue to be in heavy demand. Turbana Plantain Chips are made with freshly harvested plantains, using only vegetable oil, salt and natural flavorings. By processing them in a state-of-the-art facility, Turbana ensures only minimal absorption of oil while leaving flavor uncompromised.

With 30 percent less fat than the leading potato chip brands, Turbana's Plantain Chips are free of trans fats, GMO, cholesterol, gluten, preservatives and additives. The chips also come in six delicious flavors, including chili, chili-lime, lime, sweet, lightly salted and garlic -- generating customer approval from even the pickiest of eaters.

"We are thrilled to have hit our 10 million servings milestone in such a short period of time. Our product sales have increased exponentially since we launched Turbana Plantain Chips in 2010," said Marion Tabard, marketing director of Turbana. "We look forward to continuing to expand our fan base in the coming years by growing our distribution across the country as well as launching additional exotic fruit & vegetable snacks!"

Turbana has also seen an outpour of praise and interest on its social media sites. Facebook fans and Twitter followers alike have joined in sharing their Turbana Plantain Chip recipes and photos. Contests and giveaways on the two popular sites have likewise helped in maintaining online conversations and sales. For more information on Turbana and its products, visit www.platanicious.com.

About Turbana Plantain Chips:
Turbana is owned by Uniban, the largest grower-owned banana company and the largest exporter of plantains in the world, and by Fyffes, one of the largest tropical produce importers and distributors in Europe. Turbana is a vertically integrated company that operates everything from their own farms, protective plastics, cardboard boxes, international shipping, and sourcing. Turbana Plantain Chips are the latest addition to the Turbana brand. For more information, please visit www.platanicious.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Katie Lister
    For Turbana
    Office: 407.767.0452 ext. 229
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