Artisan Tropic was founded by the Guzman family in 2014, with the vision of making wholesome plantain and cassava snacks to improve the quality of life of their customers, employees and their families. The Guzman family is originally from Colombia, South America and they moved to Charlotte, NC in 1994 with entrepreneurial dreams and aspirations.
In 2012, Maca Guzman was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and after exhausting medical options the Guzmans decided to try a holistic approach. The Guzman family became passionate about food and nutrition and they used this passion as the vision for starting a healthy snack brand called Artisan Tropic. They wanted to innovate the most delicious plantain and cassava snacks, with a sharp focus on wholesome and clean ingredients.
All Artisan Tropic products are certified Non-GMO, Paleo, Gluten Free and recently Artisan Tropic received the highest level of RSPO Certification (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) as a manufacturer and brand.
Artisan Tropic only uses hand picked plantains from the beautiful coffee region of Colombia and the brand only uses Dominico Harton Plantains, which are the highest quality plantains you can grow. Dominico Harton plantains are the Rolls Royce and Ferraris of the plantain world.
Cassava is an amazing crop that takes a full year to harvest and it is nightshade free, which means it will not cause inflammation inside your body. Cassava is recommended as a healthy carbohydrate for people with Arthritis.
Apart from producing delicious snacks made with real and wholesome ingredients, Artisan Tropic is also embarking on the journey of transitioning their entire supply system to regenerative agriculture. Artisan Tropic believes that it’s not only important to be conscious of the food we eat, but also how we grow and produce that food as well. A crop is only as healthy as the soil from which it receives its nutrition to grow.
Regenerative Agriculture believes that a healthy ecosystem is the best way to grow our food, in a manner that integrates biodiversity in the land, restoring the health of the soil, the water, the wildlife, and the entire ecosystem. Regenerative farming practices are tailored to work with mother nature, instead of against her.
Artisan Tropic’s Plantain and Cassava Strips are truly trading up the chip experience.