HISTORY of BATATAS
The sweet potato, or ipomoea batatas - grown for millennia in Central America, including Mexico and Venezuela - came to Europe from the New World after the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Over the next few centuries, its use, and that of its yellow potato ‘cousin’, spread across Europe, mainly as a resource against the famines that plagued the population. But we have to wait until the 19th century before these tuberous roots became as popular as they are today when they began to be enjoyed for their culinary properties, as well as for their ornamental uses that they had been known for until that time. Again during this time, the Venetians who emigrated to South America discovered this vegetable and made it famous in Italy with the name ‘patata Americana (or American potato).
Why BATATAS ?
The unique sweet taste of batatas provides an enticing foundation when paired with salty and spicy flavors. Its inherent sweetness acts as a pleasing contrast, enhancing the overall taste experience. The combination creates a harmonious balance, with the sweetness complementing the saltiness and spice.
This interplay of flavors creates a dynamic culinary adventure that excites the palate. The sweet undertones of batatas offer a comforting respite amidst the bold and robust salt and spice, resulting in a deliciously complex and well-rounded flavor profile.
Over a decade of meticulous effort, a dedicated gourmet expert team has honed and refined a secret recipe for enhancing the flavor of vegetable chips. Through extensive experimentation, sweet potatoes emerged as the unrivaled choice, boasting a captivating and distinct natural sweetness. This revelation opened doors to crafting extraordinary flavor pairings, skillfully blending handpicked spices. Years of exploration and testing led to the identification of two essential spice components: sea salt and chilli. These carefully chosen and dozed additives, the culmination of an unwavering quest for perfection, infuse the chips with an exquisite balance of flavors, ensuring a sensory experience like no other.
Driven by the success of our initial flavours, we are thrilled to introduce two new exciting tastes - Cheese and Lime & Black Pepper - to expand our range of delicious options.