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Why You’ll Love Caramel Sea Salt Toasted Gluten-Free Coconut Chips
Crazy for coconuts has reached a whole new level with Dang Caramel Coconut Chips. These sweet treats are loaded with delicious caramel sea salt flavor, which tastes great in trail mix and baked goods. The hearty crunch is also a nice finishing touch when topped on ice cream, fruit salad, oatmeal, and yogurt—or even enjoyed solo.
Yet, even more impressive is the sheer amount of nutrients you get each time you snack on these tasty morsels. Each serving has tons of heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamin C, and iron—the equivalent of eating a sizable chunk of raw coconut meat (except this way is a bit more flavorful).
The shavings are accented with just sea salt and coconut sugar, and free and clear of any additives or preservatives. And since they have so much fiber, you only need a handful to feel full—though with so much goodness, feel free to indulge.
Coconut meat nutrition
Much has been made of the health benefits of coconut oil, coconut water, and coconut milk, but coconut meat (also known as the copra) is nothing to sniff at, either. Just like the liquid that comes from the nut, the copra provides tons of great fuel for natural energy and a good dose of fiber that fills you up, promotes regularity, regulates blood sugar, and decreases bad cholesterol levels.
Coconut meat is also also high in protein, an essential nutrient for survival because it has important amino acids. Finding more ways to add protein to your diet can benefit your body in a myriad of ways. Conversely, without enough of it, you might feel the effects of low energy, poor concentration and memory function, and mood swings, not to mention problems sustaining or losing weight.
Coconut meat is also loaded with vitamins and minerals, such as:
- Copper: Copper helps halt premature aging and also boosts energy levels. More importantly, it’s known for normalizing uneven heart rhythms, regulating the thyroid, easing arthritis, lowering cholesterol, and increasing red blood cell production.
- Calcium: This mineral is necessary for strong bones, as well as for proper heart, muscle, and nerve function. Some research even indicates that calcium might even protect against cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
- Iron: Most of us could use more iron. Found mostly in dark, leafy vegetables and red meat, many people have deficiencies if they don’t eat enough of these sources. Iron is needed to deliver oxygen to blood cells, and it also protects against anemia.
- Manganese: Manganese helps develop healthy bone structure because it produces important enzymes for building them. It also helps amp up metabolism.
- Magnesium: Older adults especially need a good amount of magnesium. Deficiencies of the mineral can lead to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis.
- Zinc: Zinc can help wounds heal more quickly, and overall supports the immune system.
- B-complex vitamins: This family of vitamins aids in energy production and helps the body form red blood cells.
- Potassium: Potassium is a powerhouse vitamin that can help balance blood pressure, relieve heart and kidney disorders, reduce anxiety and stress, and boost muscle strength, while also keeping you hydrated. Bananas have some of the highest amounts, but coconuts are not far behind.
Coconut sugar vs. refined sugar
While too much sugar is never a good thing, not all sugars are created equal, as is seen in the case of coconut sugar and refined sugar.
Refined sugar is procured through either sugar beets or sugarcane. The initial product, named raw sugar, is softened and liquefied, then separated and bleached to produce white table sugar, or pure sucrose. Refined sugars also encompass granulated sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, superfine sugar, coarse sugar, and pearl sugar.
Coconut sugar, on the other hand, is simply made from cutting open the coconut palm flower and collecting its liquid sap. The sap is placed under heat until most of the water has evaporated.
The health community considers refined sugars to be hazardous to your health. They are void of nutrients and minerals and have been said to actually divert these nutritional resources because of the strain they put on the digestive system. They can also cause a quick upsurge in blood sugar that could increase the risk of diabetes and other long-lasting health issues.
Coconut sugar is actually safe for diabetics since it has a lower glycemic index. The glycemic index is a gauge of how a food increases blood sugar compared to glucose. Coconut sugar has a value of 35, considered in the low range, and it also has inulin, a type of fiber that can further slow glucose absorption. Refined table sugar, however, has a glycemic index of 60.
According to the Philippine Department of Agriculture, coconut sugar is comprised of several nutrients, too, including the minerals iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, as well as short chain fatty acids, polyphenols, and antioxidants.
Enhancing food with Dang Coconut Chips
While these coconut chips are a standalone vegan, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and dairy-free snack, they can pack a serious punch when it comes to dressing up other foods. Here are some ideas for incorporating it into your favorites:
- Sprinkle on ice cream (preferably one made with coconut milk) and add pineapple chunks and cherries for a Hawaiian sundae.
- Toss them into salads with a slightly sweet component, such as a spinach salad with strawberries and pecans, or a simple Thai salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, and a dressing made of peanut butter, lime juice, coconut aminos, and honey.
- Combine with your morning oatmeal or dry cereal to add flavor.
- Mix with your favorite yogurt for texture and enhanced taste.
- Make your own trail mix by toasting rolled oats, sunflower seeds, and mixed nuts, and then add coconut chips, coconut oil, and another dried fruit of your choice.
- Add to baked goods such as cookies, muffins, and scones for that extra coconut flavor boost. Don’t forget to swap out coconut oil for butter and top with coconut cream for even healthier options.
Reviews For Caramel Sea Salt Toasted Gluten-Free Coconut Chips
Based on 82 Reviews
Heaven in a bag
Oh my! These are so incredibly delicious.
- Courtnee Hardie
These need to come in a bigger bag - they are so yummy, that it's hard to close the bag for the "next time"...
A snack you can enjoy
I suppose if you don't care at all for coconut this would not be for you, but for the rest of us... it's got crunch, chew, plus a lightly sweet and enjoyable flavor. There's nothing in these that I have to avoid, as long as you can refrain from eating the entire bag at once. Particularly helpful if you are looking for something that isn't soft and gooey when you snack. So glad we tried these!
I could eat my weight in these. They are truly delicious and makes you feel as if you have had a special treat.
These are the bomb. I mix it in with my yogurt and granola at breakfast. Love those crisp pieces. The price here is better than at the stores unless there's a sale.
- Marla Surratt
SO GOOD, WILL DEFINITELY ORDER AGAIN :-)
Caramel Sea Salt
All Things Dang are Dang Good
Tasty, crunchy, the perfect clean snack.
I like to eat these alone, so I dont have to share and no one judges how I cram them in my mouth in ungracious handfuls. These need to be in your life.
Ruined my dinner
I received my delivery, opened these coconut chips, and ate the whole bag, (right before dinner). DANG IT!
I can eat a whole bag in one sitting.... they're SO delicious!!
This one little bag brought me to my knees because of it delightful taste as well as its crunchy wholesomeness. I tell myself I need to share this sensation with my son --- but then I eat one [because one is ok] and before I even am aware of it that wonderful dishful is gone, and I never order more than one at a time, because this little bag for me is a single serving and I believe it supposed to be 3 servings.
- Janice Magnusson
These are simply amazing!! I am not a fan of coconut at all. These are smothered in caramel (which masks the coconut flavor) and the coconut gives it a perfect crunch. This is the perfect snack for anyone who has a crazy sweet tooth like I do. I'm on Paleo and this is now my go to snack when I need something candy like.
When I get the munchies I feel less guilt knowing I'm eating only coconut, coconut sugar and sea salt. There are soooo yummy
How can a food with two ingedients be so addictive. Try making your own trail mix.
These were fabulous gave some to coworkers they loved them too!
This has become my favorite sweet snack. just a bit sweet, a bit salty and a bit crisp - perfect!
These coconut chips are delicious!! They are crunchy and sweet!
Wasn't what I
They weren't exactly what I was expecting.
They tasted good and crunchy for on top of smoothies.
Great add on
Loved these with yogurt, fruit and honey.
Like these as a snack and in my salads. Crunchy and tasty!
This is the first time I've tried these coconut chips and they are AMAZING! They have just the right amount of sweet vs. salty. And the crunch factor.......perfect!
The right amount of crunchy and sweet, and surprisingly filling! I'm in love with these chips!
I was really excited to try these, and when I first opened them, they were great. Awesome flavor, perfect balance between the sweet and the salty and the coconut. And then as I ate, I pulled a hair out of the bag that didn't belong to anyone in my family. I was disappointed. I tried to reach out to the company that makes them, and despite what their website says about answering emails, I received no response. I was sorely disappointed.
This snack is so yummy!! My whole loves them. They are flavored perfectly and have just the right amount of crunch. I will definitely buy these over and over again
There are wonderful, I always eat more than I plan!
I love these!
Fantastic. Really really good.
I love these. They are really yummy. Just ordered two more bags.
Tasty little morsels . . .
These are really tasty, but I don't think I'll buy them again. It takes too many to make a snack, and I prefer other products over this one.
Delicious coconut chips
These coconut chips were really good! Perfect afternoon snack! They had great flavor!
- Lauren Vandervelde
Everything was fantastic!
These are so good! I didn't know I liked coconut chips until I tried these... the perfect mix of salty and sweet. Get 'em!
Need a fix when you are craving a crunch? These hit the mark. They are absolutely delicious.
Dang Coconut Chips
This tastes wonderful. Hard not to eat entire package one sitting. Not sure why they have to add sugar. Would love to see this without the added sugar.
My favorite coconut chips
These are my go to snack. Love the flavor of coconut sugar on chips.
My new favorite sweet!
I love these. Not to be punny, but they are so Dang good! Just the right amount of sweet to satisfy the craving and still keep my calories low (compared to a lot of other sweet snacks). Coconut is so good for me too.
This bag was gone in no time once everyone discovered them. A great little sweet treat.
very tasty as snack or topping
We are addicted!
It is such a great healthy snack. Wait, it is healthy... right? Anyway, it is so delicious. We (me and my 5 and 7 yo boys) absolutely love and are addicted to this!! Once u start eating, u can't stop! Unless, you don't like coconut, like my husband.
You can't eat just one!
These are a great snack! Healthy, while still satisfying that sweet tooth. Highly recommend.
These are delicious and snack on them often!
- Mary Ellen
Dang these are GOOD!
Very good and quite addictive! Nice crunch to them.
Sweet tooth Craving killer!
These baked strings of coconut are delicious! They are perfect to grab a handful, or to add to your oatmeal. But let me warn you, just one bag will not last long! ha
I could eat the whole bag, seriously. These are so good and satisfied my sweet tooth craving without being too terrible.
- Thrive User
Caramel Sea Salt Toasted Gluten-Free Coconut Chips ?
LOVE this! my new favorite go-to snack!
Caramel Sea Salt Tasted GF Coconut Chips
LOVE-Love these! Surprised at the crunchy and the satisfying feeling afterwards, measured out a serving and it was more than enough.
These coconut chips are out-of-this-world good. Crisp, sweet, salty, fresh delishisness!
Cannot wait to order this again. The sweet and salty was a great combo and would love to have this on ice cream!
These are Delish'
Dang, these are some good eats! I love the crunchy yummy flavor of these coconut chips. I have to measure out a handful or I'll eat the whole bag in one sitting.
These snacks are dangerously tasty. I could easily consume the bag in one sitting. Buyer Beware- these treats are good.
Lightly sweet, lightly salted. Not dry like some other coconut snacks I've tried.
Delicious! My hubby could eat the whole bag in one sitting if I let him. Haha! Seriously, if you like coconut even a little you'll love these.
These are terribly addictive. I need an intervention!
- Jamie Ellis
These are the most addictive snacks I have ever had in my house. If you have an addictive personality, I advise you not to try them. They are truly yummy and add flavor to everything from ice-cream to salads. I love them best with a few nuts as a mid day snack.
- H S
These are sweet for sure (check the sugar grams), but a yummy dessert that rivals a cookie any day in my book. They taste and smell like a waffle cone to me, which is especially delightful since I'm off wheat and always looking for something yummy to "hit the spot." These do.
These things are WAY too good! I could have eaten the whole bag. They are also great as a crunchy topping for deserts.
These are great, very very flavorful, excellent snack, very filling and different!
Healthy and delicious!
These taste so good, crunchy and sweet! The packaging is resealable to keep them fresh. Overall an awesome product.
Coconut chips could be so addicting?! I bought one bag to try, and i am coming back for more! I love it and my 7 and 5 yo boys also love it! We use it as a reward for doing their homeworks.
- Linda L
Little Flakes of Heaven
These coconut flakes are delicious and hit the spot when you crave a little sweetness!
How bad is it to eat a whole bag in a day? Love these.
I love coconut but I never thought I would be hooked on these small chips. They can be added to anything as a topping or used in smoothies, yogurt or baked goods. I especially love them just out of the bag as chips but it's pretty frustrating that they are so small. I wish they would various sizes of the chip.
- Margie S.
Healthy snack, dangerously addictive
I've never really liked coconut, but I happened upon these at a birthday party for a friend of a friend who happens to have a gluten allergy. These were so ridiculously tasty. They've got a great crunch and they really nailed that sweet vs. salty ratio. I proceeded to order a few bags and easily finished one in one sitting. I couldn't even really feel bad about it! It didn't leave me with junk food coma, it's low sugar, there aren't any artificial or heavily processed ingredients and the price on Thrive Market is phenomenal. While I can't really afford to eat a bag per sitting, these are the most delicious and the most guilt free snacks I've ever had.
Great Chips - Just a Little to Sweet
Bought these chips when I was preparing for a road trip because they looked healthy and I love coconut. Halfway to California I found they were pretty sweet. I guess just eating plain coconut chips isn't ever appetizing. They are pretty salty which I also loved.
I would buy these again if I could mix them with something- maybe a bag of walnuts. That way the salt is there, the coconut is there and all my taste buds are happy.
- Janis Williams
Dang, these are good!
These are my favorite snack right now. I love snacking on them at anytime because they seem to satisfy every craving for me. They're great to add to baked goods and even salads, they seem to add the perfect crunch. I ordered one bag at first and now I'm thinking of reasons to make more purchases so I can buy these more often!
A guilt-free sweet treat
I've just recently started liking the flavor of coconut, and these chips are SO tasty! My husband doesn't like coconut and he even liked them.
I bought these on a whim. They had good reviews and seemed like they could be a good snack. I LOVE them. So does my husband. We just take a small handful at a time. They are super crunchy and coconut-y, with a hint of sweet/sea salt. Will buy again (and again and again)
Oh, my goodness!
These are truly wonderful. I can't wait until my next order arrives.
Hard crunch, buttery texture, sweet aftertaste. Need I say more?
These are so ridiculously good. Tried them and WE ARE HOOKED!
Wow, I love these. I am a fan of the sweet and salty combination. I think I've found one of my new favorite snacks.
These are HEAVENLY. Perfect for a snack, or if you're feeling indulgent, as a cake topper. Addictive.
These coconut chips are the perfect snack/dessert. The only hard part is not eating the entire bag! I had tried a small bag of these on vacation and loved them but hadn't seen them anywhere else until I saw them on Thrive. They are divine. I always snack on them while I'm unpacking the rest of my Thrive box!
So Much Flavor Gives You So Much Energy
The name is a mouthful and caramel might not sound good paired with sea salt, but the flavorful coconut more than makes up for the name.
These gluten-free coconut chips are the best! They are prepared with all natural ingredients and none of the "bad" stuff you don't want.
I keep a bag of these great tasting coconut chips in my desk drawer at work. They are perfect for a mid-morning snack and the best for an afternoon slump. They are packed with fiber which fills you up faster, so you eat less. They also provide plenty of real energy that lasts, not crashes.
I purchase my delicious coconut chips from Thrive Market. My membership has paid for itself!
- L Wilson
Replaced my Potato Chips
These are kinda awesome. Not like flakes like traditional types of ways to eat coconuts, these are actually longer strands of coconut that are similar to potato chips in their size. I love that I've replaced my potato chips with them, and I have a food that I can simply snack on while mindlessly doing other work. They have a gentle vanilla flavor alongside the coconut flavor, and they taste surprisingly sweet. I love that they have such a pure list of ingredients and that they have a decent amount of fiber in them as well.
Fills you up quickly
As snacks go, you could do a lot worse than Dang's coconut chips. They're 'everything' free, which means no gluten, soy, added sugar, you know, all that stuff that tastes so good, but is so bad for you?
But what they do have is taste and they fill you up. Guess all that fiber's there for a reason. I eat them out of the bag, or put them in plain yogurt as a crunch sweetener.
- Penny V.
I like what Dang is doing with their all-natural products, including these coconut chips. I wanted a sweet but healthy snack, and these were a good price on Thrive, so I went for it.
I like them, but they need to be bigger. Right now, they're like they've been grated or something, maybe good for cooking, but not as good for munching out of the bag like I want.
- Prentice Valero
Obsessed with these
I like healthy snacks, and I like coconuts. I eat coconut milk yogurt all the time, and I love fresh coconut juice. My friend had these at her place one day, and I tried one and had to get some for myself.
Amazon had them but they're $4.49 a bag, compared to $3.65 on Thrive Market. I dont know about you, but every dollar count these days, so I joined Thrive, since I know I'm going to be eating these and a bunch more other stuff on the site. These chips are crisp, not too sweet and delicious.
Best I've Tried
I love coconut, but most snacks or candies with coconut are loaded with added sugar. So when I saw Thrive Market had these on sale, I was psyched. They're cholesterol free, packed with fiber and vegan.
They've got a nice taste, but it's weird getting used to the brown color instead of white. Of course they're toasted, so that's why, but still. Great out of the bag, or added into a healthy trail mix.
- Pat Vega
Dang these are good!
Just a little play on words, but once you try these you'll know I am not lying. Anytime I have a salt craving I pick these. So much healthier than potato chips, and so much tastier. I love salted caramel flavor, and these coconut chips have it mastered.
Best of all, they are a gluten-free treat my whole family can eat, and loves. We bring these to family gatherings in place of chips and not one person has turned them down yet!
- Genia Sodar
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