See Why We're So Excited for "Dang Coconut Chips" [Kickstarter of the Day]

September 6, 2012 5:24 PM EDT | By Anthony Smith
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Dang Coconut Chips are our Kickstarter of the Day! (Photo: Dang Coconut Chips)

(If you don't need our convincing, you can skip the article and just give to the Kickstarter here)

Is there any other food in the whole world that has enjoyed the consistent surge in popularity that the coconut has?

(I can hear you screaming "Kale!" "Bacon!" "Pomegranate!" but shut up you're all wrong.)

It all started, I suppose, with Thai food becoming extremely popular all of a sudden in cities full of tastemakers some ten years ago. It brought the taste of coconut, which had gone out of fashion (a common trope growing up was how much kids/people in general hated it) right back into the spotlight. Eventually, we started trusting it again. There came a time when the chocolate-covered coconut ceased to be the last chocolate eaten in your budget Valentine's Day gift. Then Mounds and Almond Joy commercials came back on T.V.

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Then, surprise-to-end-all-surprises, coconut water became incredibly popular, and hasn't relented since. It has to hold the record, next to coffee and various alcoholic stuff, for most popular acquired taste of all time. It's seriously acrid, at first. I guzzled it down because I had a hangover and a friend informed me that coconut water was a surefire cure for it. He was right, and I've never looked back.

Now, I like the taste, too. And when someone inevitably finds a way to make coconut hair edible, I'm sure we'll all clamor to welcome it into our homes.

Dang Coconut Chips, our Kickstarter of the Day, stops just short of that. According to his Kickstarter, "[Dang Coconut Chips] are a healthy snack and versatile topping."

They've even received a glowing review in SF Weekly! 

Why should you donate some money to get these vegan, gluten free, cholesterol free, dairy-free, and MSG-free snacks off the ground? If that laundry list of dignifiers doesn't get you excited, then know that his company is a labor of love. The chips are named after his mother, and are carried in fifteen stores nationwide. They're being hailed as delicious by all known accounts.

Additionally, and most compellingly of all, Vincent Kitirattaragarn, the man with the plan, has included an itemized list of what the money will be spent on. That's always welcome.

You can check out their Kickstarter for more information here: 



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