Our toasted coconut chips are a healthy snack and versatile topping. Dang, that's good!
CHECK OUT A REVIEW OF OUR CHIPS IN SF WEEKLY'S FOOD BLOG: "They're great on their own, but we can't wait to try them with ice cream, salad, and sprinkled over cereal."
FOOD N' RECIPE's FEATURE STORY ON DANG:
Part 1: "See Why We're So Excited for "Dang Coconut Chips" [Kickstarter of the Day]"
Part 2: "Good Sh*t Alert: New Guilt-Free Toasted Coconut Chips from Dang Foods and the Young Genius Behind Them"
Dang is my Mom’s name. It means “red” in Thai.
“Dang, that’s good!” often comes out of people’s mouths after they try our coconut chips.
What are Coconut Chips?
Coconut chips are a healthy snack with all the benefits of coconut oil. They're made from the copra (coconut meat), sliced out and toasted with sugar and salt.
The coconut chips are: Vegan, Gluten Free, No Cholesterol, No Dairy, No MSG
They’re versatile – they can be used as a topping for yogurt, salads, ice cream, baked goods, cereal, pancakes, and more.
Who carries Dang?
Currently about 15 stores in SF, NYC, and Seattle carry our chips. See our website for a store near you.
We have Whole Foods waiting to get some. Chobani uses it as a yogurt topping at their retail store in Manhattan.
When did Dang begin?
A year ago we came up with the concept at the SF Underground Farmer's Market. We set out to make a recipe for Thai Lettuce Wraps, and found the toasted coconut to be irresistibly delicious! Since then, we’ve designed packaging and contacted suppliers, arranged shipping from Thailand, and struck up relationships with buyers. Now we need your help to pull the trigger on our first large shipment. Up until now, we’ve sold small batches to select stores, but it’s time to grow!
We need to get a container full of chips.
The money will be used for:
- Paying for the production run
- Packaging, Boxes, Shipping, Warehousing
- Attending events to spread word about Dang
About the Dang family:
Sprawled across the world, we have bases in San Francisco, New York, and Bangkok. We love food and we have multiple generations working to bring the best food in Thailand into your kitchen.
We believe in the 3 Cs and 4 Fs:
Family - We are a family company, and as such we support each other to the fullest.
Friends - We treat our partners and customers as we would treat our friends…with respect.
Fun - We're happy and we know it!
Food - We live to eat and we love to share what we eat.
Culture - We're aware of those things that are ingrained by one's upbringing and value the richness of diversity that exists in this wonderful world.
Community - We think community is the best way to live a fulfilling life on this earth so we strive to create beautiful communities and give back to our community.
Creativity - We're into trying new things. We take risks, we experiment, we prototype and iterate…and we'll continue to do so always and forever.
Special thanks to: Brock Cady for his video editing magic, Cathleen Li, Andrew Kitirattragarn, Colt Fulk, Sheyen Ikeda, Allison Doyle, Sam Yang, Tim Seward, and everybody else who has helped us out along the way!
-Vincent Kitirattragarn, Founder and Chief Culinary Officer
Be sure to like us on Facebook for the latest updates: www.facebook.com/dangfoods
Great question! At this point, we would LOVE to source organic and fair trade coconuts but this market for coconuts isn't quite as developed as for coffee and chocolate. Ideally, we will help to create the demand for sustainably-grown coconuts in order to increase transparency along the coconut supply chain. Believe us, we want more than anything to source responsibly, but we need to build the purchasing volume in order to make these types of demands from our suppliers.
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Aug 14, 2012 - Sep 13, 2012 (30 days)
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One 1.4 oz snack size bag of our Dang coconut chips plus recipes! Domestic shipping included. International shipping add $10. Mars shipping add $2.5 Billion.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above, AND a 3.2 oz family size bag of coconutty goodness for your whole Dang gang! Domestic shipping included. International add $10.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Two 3.2 oz family size bags plus recipes! Domestic shipping included. International add $10.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Two 3.2 oz family size bags, recipes AND a Dang T-shirt! Domestic shipping included. International add $10.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A dozen 1.4 oz snack size bags, recipes, invitation to our launch party and a Dang T-Shirt! Domestic shipping included. International add $20.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A dozen 3.2 oz family size bags, recipes, invitation to our launch party and a Dang T-Shirt! Domestic shipping included. International add $20.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A dozen 3.2 oz family size bags, a dozen 1.4 oz snack size bags, recipes, invitation to our launch party and 2 Dang T-Shirts! Domestic shipping included. International add $30.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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2 dozen 3.2 oz family size bags, 2 dozen 1.4 oz snack size bags, recipes, invitation to our launch party, 2 Dang T-Shirts, and we will send you samples of 3 of our future product lines for tasting before debuting them to the world! Domestic shipping included. International add $30.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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An Underground Farmer's Market throwback dinner for four. The menu will include the dishes that we served at the Underground Farmer's Market that inspired the creation of Dang. You'll also get a dozen 3.2 oz family size bags, a dozen 1.4 oz snack size bags, recipes, invitation to our launch party and 4 Dang T-Shirts! Dinner to be held in San Francisco at the Dang not-so-corporate headquarters.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A year's supply of coconut chips!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012