Artisanal snacks business Made for Drink is bolstering its range with the addition of a new 100% plant-based snack to pair with rum.
Patacones (Plantain Chips), which joins Duck Fritons, Chorizo Thins and Mangalitza Salami Chips in the Made for Drink snack range, has been introduced with the aim to “satisfy the discerning snacking needs of the nation’s growing vegan community”.
Plantain is the distant cousin of the banana. To make the crisps, the plantain is smashed and twice fried before seasoning in salt, chilli and a selection of traditional spices. Made for Drink suggest adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice to the pack.
Patacones will be Made for Drink’s first foray into a bar snack that pairs with a spirit, namely golden rum, which is fast establishing itself as gin’s natural successor.
Made for Drink founder Dan Featherstone said: “Since our launch, almost two years ago, it’s become increasingly clear that while people buy into everything Made for Drink stands for, we didn’t provide any products that chimed with consumers who don’t eat meat.
“This, coupled with a desire to find the perfect pairing for the next big thing in craft spirits (rum), saw us instinctively turn to the vibrant street food and drink cultures of South & Central America. This is where we discovered Patacones!’