naturally sweet plantain chips plantains are a type of cooking banana whose nutritional value and delicious flavor have made them a staple food in many tropical regions around the world. as part of main meals, they are eaten steamed or boiled and they are the favourite snack food of children and adults alike. at the exotic blends, we rescued our ancestral snack recipe to share some of the magic of our enchanted land with you. our plantains come from small plantations along the pacific coast of ecuador. they are hand-picked when they reach the perfect level of ripeness and processed fresh, retaining all of their natural goodness and sweet flavour.