I Heart Keenwah Launches First of Its Kind Vegan Chocolate-Coated Snack


Chicago, IL (February 25, 2016) -I Heart Keenwah, makers of ready-to-eat healthy quinoa snacks, will debut their new Chocolate Puffs at Expo West, March 11 – 13, in Booth #5337.


The Chocolate Puffs start with a crunchy puffed quinoa flour base, coated in rich, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ dark chocolate and plant-based glaze instead of a shellac-laden confectioner's glaze, which is derived from lac beetle. The result is a better-for-you version of the classic malt ball. “Because we're using a quinoa base instead of a cookie or biscuit, the fat and sugar content is much lower than other indulgence items on the market and our protein count is higher,” said Ravi Jolly, I Heart Keenwah Co-Founder. “We also maintain our focus on high quality ingredients.” I Heart Keenwah adds two new flavors of Chocolate Puffs to their already popular line-up of sweet quinoa Clusters and savory quinoa Puffs.

With 3-4g of complete protein per serving, I Heart Keenwah Chocolate Puffs are a healthy indulgence available in Dark Chocolate Himalayan Pink Salt and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. These poppable snacks are certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified, and vegan. With only 140 calories per serving, and far less sugar than other chocolate treats, I Heart Keenwah Chocolate Puffs might be the smartest snacks on the market!

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“Our goal as a company is to make quinoa more accessible to people everywhere,” said Sarah Chalos, I Heart Keenwah Co-Founder. “We are constantly thinking of fun and unusual ways to incorporate quinoa into everyone’s diet. The entire team here is very proud of the fact that we have created the first packaged, chocolate-coated snacks using this vegan glaze. ”

To learn more about I Heart Keenwah and their products, visit www.iheartkeenwah.com.

About I Heart Keenwah

I Heart Keenwah is a quinoa company, dedicated to bringing delicious snacks to the market that have essential health-promoting nutrients. The company cooks up quinoa snacks with great flavors and simple ingredients, making it easy for you to get quinoa, a super food, into your day-to-day routine. Ravi Jolly and Sarah Chalos, I Heart Keenwah’s founders, chose quinoa because of its numerous health and nutritional benefits—it’s the only grain that is a complete source of protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. I Heart Keenwah’s mission is to create healthy, delicious snacks made with real food that have a short ingredients list.