Atebara Chips were the first potato chip producer in Hawaii (1936 to be exact), but at a point this may not have lasted long.
According to their website, during World War II, Raymond Atebara’s company had to work around potato rations and started to make crispy taro chips (another use for taro beyond poi). The taro chips ended up being popular and, they still sell them today.
Atebara produces small batches of chips, with a focus on sustainably grown Hawaiian crops. They offer the following flavors (all are kettle cooked):
- Ginger/Garlic Sweet Potato