Artisan Tropic

Artisan Tropic is a family with a passion for making the best tasting and most nutritious plantain and cassava chips. Artisan Tropic Plantain Strips and Cassava Strips contain only three ingredients or less! They have no preservatives or artificial flavors. They are Non-Gmo Project Verified, Gluten Free Certified, Certified Paleo, and are naturally Vegan. They also provide the perfect crunch for a healthy snack or side dish. Because of the long strip cut they have, they are perfect for dipping in any dip or salsa!

Unlike potato chips, cassava strips and plantain strips are more fibrous and are night-shade free. Because of the long strip cut they have, they are perfect for dipping in any dip or salsa!



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Plantain Strips

Plantain Chips are a taste of the tropics. They provide the perfect crunch and sweetness for a healthy way to satisfy that sweet tooth in us all. They are perfect by themselves, with some coconut ice cream or with an amazing coconut vanilla almond dip.

Available in Sea Salt, Naturally Sweet with and without Cinnamon, Cayenne Chili Pepper, and BBQ flavors.

Cassava Strips

Artisan Tropic Cassava Strips are a taste unlike any other. Unlike potato chips, cassava strips are more fiberous, giving each bite a fuller snacking experience. Because of the long strip cut they have, they are perfect for dipping in guacamole or salsa. And no worries, we use Sea Salt to provide you with more beneficial minerals!

Available in Sea Salt, BBQ, and Jalapeño flavors.


About Artisan Tropic

Artisan Tropic is a family adventure fueled by our family’s passion for healthy living. In 1994, we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina from Bogotá, Colombia (South America). Charlotte has become home and is very dear to our hearts. We love to dance. We love soccer. We love family. And we LOVE to eat healthy.

In 2011, our youngest daughter was very sick. After getting many different opinions and undergoing various treatments, we could not figure out what was wrong with her so we took her to a holistic nutritionist. She went through some pretty drastic dietary changes and her body began to heal. It was hard but we are so thankful that we went through it all. She is now completely healed!

From this experience, we learned the importance of whole food nutrition and the way God made our bodies to function and heal with the proper fuel. Our family became very passionate about eating healthy so we decided to create our own brand of healthy snacks.

That’s how Artisan Tropic began. Our desire is to share our family’s healthy adventure with you. Want to join us?


Ingredients: Plantains, Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Sea Salt

Ingredients: Cassava, Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Sea Salt
Ingredients: Plantains, Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil
Ingredients: Plantains, Non-hydrogenated palm oil, Ground Cinnamon
Ingredients: Plantains, Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Ground Cayenne Pepper, Sea Salt

Ingredients: Cassava, Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Maple Sugar, Tomato Powder, Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Garlic Powder, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Ground Cumin, Citric Acid, Black Pepper
Ingredients: Plantains, Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Maple Sugar, Tomato Powder, Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Garlic Powder, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Ground Cumin, Citric Acid, Black Pepper
Ingredients: Cassava, Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Jalapeño Chili Pepper Powder, Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Maple Sugar, Ground Cumin, Garlic Powder, Ground Ginger, Turmeric, Ground Cilantro, Black Pepper, Ground Oregano, Ground Celery Seed, Ground Thyme

Want to get in touch with us?

Phone: +1 (800) 342-9576

Additional information

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Distributor Info

UNFI (York, Atlanta, Ridgefield, Moreno Valley & Auburn), KEHE (Portland), DPI (Mid-Atlantic), Haddon House, Rikkos Inc., Sunbelt Natural Foods, Green Frog Products.

Business Type

Family Owned

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Is a plantain the same as a banana?

Answer: No, it is part of the same family, but is considered a vegetable and need to be cooked before eaten. You can also eat a plantain at any point of it's ripeness.

What is a plantain?

Answer: Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. It is used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries.

Where do plantains grow?

Answer: Plantain trees grow best in moisture-rich, tropical climates. The tree flowers develop into a bunch, which holds about five to 10 fruits. Plantains don’t have a growing season and are, therefore, available year-round. This makes them a very valuable, reliable food source for developing countries. Artisan Tropic Plantains are grown in Colombia, South America.

What are the health benefits of plantains?

Answer: Plantains are a solid source of carbohydrates with a low fat content, but they also provide a number of other health benefits as well. Plus, they don’t contain any significant levels of toxins.

Are plantains a good source of fiber?

Answer: Fiber has a profound effect on the digestive system and plays a significant role in keeping it regular. One cup of plantains provides almost a fifth of the fiber recommended daily, which is roughly 25–30 grams. As a high-fiber food, plantains add bulk to food intake, which aids digestion. That means, according to research from the University of Kentucky’s Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Sciences Program, consuming plantains is a great way to relieve constipation and provide relief from hemorrhoids and digestive conditions like diverticulitis. Fiber also make you feel full, which can help with weight control. Thus, increasing intake of dietary fiber can also help enhance weight loss in obese individuals. Soluble fiber is also known to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, which prevents heart disease. Fiber can also help stabilize blood sugar.

Did you know?

Answer: In a study from the International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, dried plantain powder showed a significant ulcer-healing effect on an aspirin-induced gastric ulcer. Individuals who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and chronic pain are at high risk for developing ulcers in the membrane layer of the stomach. According to the study, dried plantain is able to stimulate the growth of the inner lining of the stomach.

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