Address: Calle 64n # 5 B 146, Local 51, Cali Valle, Colombia
Phone: +57 2 685 2000
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From the Yupi website:
It has been over 30 years since the Gilinski brothers took the first step to fulfil a dream that today, is a benchmark for potato product innovation.
In 1978, Isaac and Lazar Gilinsky created Yay Products, as a unit of Attila of Colombia, with the backing of German shareholder Heinz Flessner.
Two years later, a dream became a reality when the factory located in the Industrial Zone Acopi, in Cali, went into operation.
By 1983, the company had positioned itself towards the younger end of the market, and used a cartoon pig to promote Yupis Saladitos.
Ten years later, Yay expanded its portfolio by creating innovative products, with fun packaging that remain at the core of the business practice today.
By 2011, with the experience that only comes from participating in the sector over a number of years, Yay focus their attention on innovation.
The following year, thanks to the efforts and commitment of all staff at the company, the business was awarded the certification of Quality Management Systems, which was an important milestone in the history of Barney, and demonstrated its commitment to continuous improvement of their processes and their aims of fulfilling satisfaction of their customers and consumers.
Yupi Rizadas Natural Chips
A Nose Plunge Test revealed an aroma that brought a smile to my face. It was just like smelling traditional chips before healthier oils came along. The taste was also similar to memories of chips past. They were very oily and quite salty. There was also a mildly off-putting underlying taste that reminded me of chips made from potatoes that have been stored a little too long.
Yupi Rizadas Mayonesa Chips
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a mild salty vinegar aroma. One chip at a time and there was not much going on, but two or three and there was a real taste of mayonnaise. I found this a little surprising and very rewarding. However, as they were particularly high in saturated fat I did not venture too far into the bag before discarding them.
Yupi Rizadas Limon Chips
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a slight citrus aroma. As there were brownish areas on some chips, this suggested the colour had not been completely blanched from them. This invaded the flavour that although certainly citrus in essence, was as much lemon as it was lime. They were also as high in saturated fat as I had come across in a bag of this size.
Yupi El Golpe Original
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a very odd, plasticky type of smell. It was not strong, but it did not smell of foodstuff. We took a similar approach to the above, and combined the flavors within one mouthful. It was salty and not at all pleasant. It was not an experience that lasted for a quarter of the packet before it was discarded.