1. What is Thips?
At Thips™, we believe snacking should be fuss-free and guilt-free. Our goal is to create a range of healthy snacks with only real ingredients you love, with a tagline: “Wholesome snacks at your fingertips!”
2. Where are Thips™ products made and distributed?
Thips™ products are made in Java, Indonesia, the place of origin of tempeh. Thips™ is distributed by Metier Food Pte Ltd in Singapore and Metier Food Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.
3. What is the shelf life of Thips™ products?
Currently, our Thips™ tempeh chips have a 1-year shelf life.
4. What is Tempeh?
Tempeh or tempe is a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. A fungus, Rhizopus oligosporus or Rhizopus oryzae, is used in the fermentation process and is also known as tempeh starter.
5. How is Tempeh made?
The first primary step in making tempeh is to add the starter, Rhizopus oligosporus or Rhizopus oryzae to cooked beans and then left for a couple of days to allow two processes to happen at the same time, which is fermentation and the growth of Rhizopus oligosporus. During the growth of either fungus, they release heat, and the heat that is produced aids the fermentation process of the soybeans, in which the result of the fermentation is a nutty and earthy flavor of the bean.
6. What are some of the known benefits of consuming Tempeh?
Tempeh is a nutrient-dense soy-based food, often eaten as an alternative to meat, as it has vitamin B12 and is a complete source of protein. Tempeh is rich in plant-based protein and prebiotics that are friendly for our gut.
7. What are the black/Grey spots on the tempeh? Are they safe for consumption?
On rare occurrences, there will be small black or gray spots on the tempeh which are resulted from the fermentation process of the tempeh. They do not affect the quality of the product and are safe for consumption.
8. Is Thips™ tempeh halal?
Yes, all Thips™ tempeh chips are certified HALAL as indicated on our packaging.