Why Sweet Potato Chips?

Purple Sweet Potato Chips

Of course sweet potato chips are tasty. The sweeter taste of a Hawaii grown purple sweet potato goes perfectly with a light salting. In addition to the great taste, sweet potato chips are also healthier than their white potato counter parts.

Purple Sweet Potatoes are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin A, B-6 and C to name a few. Sweet potatoes also rate lower on the glycemic index meaning your have less of a spike in your blood sugar which is better for your pancreas. 

In addition to the above health benefits, purple sweet potatoes contain high levels of antioxidants which may help prevent cancer. These antioxidants come from anthocyanins, which occur naturally in purple sweet potatoes and give them their deep purple color.

Now that we know how healthy the sweet potato can be, let’s talk about what makes our sweet potato chips so special. Hawaii Island Gourmet was first started in 1936 and has always focused on using quality ingredients. The process starts with premium purple sweet potatoes. Our sweet potatoes come from local farmers here on the Big Island. The farmers deliver the sweet potatoes right to our factory, where they are turned into delicious chips. Short delivery times means that we use the freshest sweet potatoes possible.

We use only three ingredients to make our sweet potato chips (sweet potatoes, oil, and salt). We don’t use any additional preservatives or additives, but instead rely on the quality of our ingredients and our time proven cooking methods. The resulting sweet potato chips are some of the best made today.

Give our sweet potato chips a try today to see the difference for yourself. You can find them on the shelves here in Hawaii or can purchase them from our online store: Hawaii Island Gourmet.

 

 

 

Hawaii Island Gourmet Holiday Gift Baskets

Hawaii Island Gift Baskets

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already September. Halloween is just around the corner and before you know it we will be into Thanksgiving and Christmas! Where did the time go?

It’s been a great year so far and here at Hawaii Island Gourmet and Atebara Chips we are hard at work preparing for the holiday season.

We will be bringing out an new original holiday flavor for our sweet potato chips and one for our chocolate bark. Both items will be announced soon and will only be available for a limited time during the holidays. Please watch this blog and our Facebook page for updates. We will let you know as soon as they are available.

Ginger & Garlic Sweet Potato Chips In Bowl

With only a couple of months before the holiday season, now is a great time to get your shopping done. Don’t wait for the hectic shopping days to get here. We offer a selection of gift baskets that can be matched to any situation. Each basket is full of our delicious, handmade cookies, candies and chips. Each one made with Aloha.

In addition to being handmade, our taro chips and sweet potato chips are also locally grown right here on the Big Island. Using local taro and sweet potatoes means that our chips are made from the freshest product. To read more about how that helps give our chips the incredible taste they are known for, please see the following article: sweet potato chips.

Place your order now and we will have it ready for pickup whenever you need it. Need a large number of gift baskets for your employees or customers? No problem! Just give us a call (808) 969-9600 and we can find you the perfect gift basket and arrange delivery.

You can stop by our gift shop at 717 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720. Just look for our new signs (pictured below). You can also order from our website: Hawaii Island Gourmet Store. As the sign says, we also have breadfruit chips in stock!

Hawaii Island Gourmet Sign

 

Be sure to samples all of our chocolates, cookies and chip samples while visiting our gift shop. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Atebara’s 75th Anniversary

The Atebara Chip Company – Hawai’i Island Gourmet

Proud to Be Hawaii’s First

Chip Company!

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    Atebara’s Sweetheart’s Giveaway

  Made in Hawaii Gift Baskets

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Atebaras is Proud to Celebrate their 75th Anniversary in 2011
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