PEANUT PROCESS:

Chika’s hand toasted nuts don’t taste like other peanuts.  And there are good reasons for that.  We start with beautiful Epa nuts harvested in West Africa that are dried under the African sun to enhance their crunch.  Skilful women from the village toast the nuts in a pan, colouring the nuts while adding a richness to their flavour without the need to add oil.  Unlike most peanuts, this stops the nuts from being oily to touch without compromising on flavour.

Shop - Toasted Nuts

PLANTAIN PROCESS:

We understand the vegetable and only prepare it just when it is ready. Golden yellow and perfectly ripe, which allows the plantain’s natural sweetness to come through, to get the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

No wonder they gave us a ‘Great Taste Award’ as soon as we launched.SALT Plantain Package Product Image copy

We are proud to say that our Plantain Crisps:
– Contain no more than 3 other ingredients
– Are higher in potassium than bananas
– Are like no other in the UK, and our most popular product
– Are much lower in salt than the average potato

Shop Plantain

 

Chika’s has at its core the aim of positively impacting its suppliers, partners and consumers, while promoting and supporting individuals in Africa. Chika’s works directly with the artisan producers whose skills have been passed down from grandmothers to mothers to the women who work with us.  By creating new markets for their products, this supports their families today while ensuring these are skills that will be passed on to the next generation.