The Real Coconut
Tortilla chips from The Real Coconut are always fried in—you guessed it—coconut oil! It turns out there are lots of potential benefits for using coconut oil instead of other popular oils like canola oil, vegetable oil, or peanut oil. The first thing worth noting is the presence of medium-chain triglycerides. MCTs are a type of fat that is rapidly metabolized in the liver, which means your body uses it for energy immediately. Coconut oil also has a high smoke point, typically between 300°F and 400°F, which makes it great for cooking, and the mild tropical notes lend a pleasant flavor to all sorts of recipes like pancakes, stir-fries, and curries. Finally, coconut oil works for a range of diets, like vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and ketogenic.
The History of The Real Coconut
Daniella Hunter is a restauranteur with a love for health and nutrition. After experiencing severe asthma as a child and struggling with ongoing health issues while growing up, she gradually made changes to her diet (like eliminating gluten and dairy) that helped improve her symptoms. Her own transformative experience became the inspiration behind her Mexico-based restaurant, The Real Coconut, which eventually grew into a snack line featuring chips and tortillas that are grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
The Real Coconut Company Mission
Daniella Hunter’s recipes, recipes, and products are all dedicated to two things: sustainable living and digestive health. The original The Real Coconut restaurant can be found on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico, where Hunter and her team offer fresh and clean dishes using real ingredients.
Benefits of The Real Coconut
Sometimes finding a great gluten-free snack can feel like a tall order, but The Real Coconut’s line is Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). Plus, everything is also dairy-free, grain-free, and Non-GMO Project Certified. Here are some of the ways our Thrive Market members love to use the chips!
- Jennifer from Florida uses the chips for nachos and says they’re “super crispy and tasty.”
- Lynette from Florida reports the chips are “great with homemade avocado dip.”
- Rebecca from Wisconsin shares that she and her husband were on the hunt for a paleo-friendly BBQ chip—this one fit the bill.
Top The Real Coconut Products
Get your crunch on with coconut-inspired chips.
Coconut Flour Tortilla Chips, Himalayan Pink Salt
Replacing tortilla chips is easy with this bag. Each batch of chips is made from coconut flour, fried in organic coconut oil for the perfect texture, then sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt.
Original Coconut Flour Tortilla Chips
You’ll love these organic and grain-free tortilla chips made from coconut flour and fried in coconut oil. This O.G. recipe is a Thrive Market favorite and pairs well with paleo-inspired dips of all kinds.
Beach Barbecue Coconut Flour Tortilla Chips
With 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving, this grain-free bag of chips hits the mark as a wholesome snack. The smoky seasoning is packed with flavor, thanks to paprika, onion, and other spices.
Healthy Paleo Snacks
Here’s everything you need to know about snacking on a paleo diet—without derailing your health goals.
Paleo Snacks for Every Mood
Whether you’re looking for something crunchy, salty, or sweet, these paleo snacks have you covered. Our guide has everything from trail mix and dried fruit to delectable DIY recipes.
Paleo-Friendly Matcha Chia Pudding
Here’s a paleo-approved way to end your meal, and you can make it in 20 minutes. This chia seed custard is packed with added nutrients, plus the earthy flavor of matcha and mellow vanilla.
Paleo Diet Tips
If you’re just starting out with a paleo lifestyle, don’t miss this helpful post sharing tips to get you started. Get our list of “yes” and “no” foods, plus easy recipes to try at home.