So I almost started this thread after I bought a bag of Bugles on a train and noted that their deliciousness was probably due to their being fried in coconut oil. It got me thinking..."what else is fried in coconut oil?"
Sitting on that train, I thought of two: movie theater popcorn and Taco Works tortilla chips.
Taco Works is a small family company from San Luis Obispo, CA. Unfortunately, I just bought a bag of those tortilla chips today and was disappointed to find that it's now fried in "oil (coconut oil and/or corn oil and/or cottonseed oil)".
That's what finally got me to post this topic. Those were the first tortilla chips I ever had in my life. Just two months ago, I was lucky enough to try them again and they were the same rich crisp golden triangles of my youth. Today, they are the same as any other chip on the market.
Oh treats fried in coconut oil...it's the lard of the vegetable kingdom. So delectably crunchy and rich and delicious. Are there any snacks out there that are fried in coconut oil?