Company: Quinn Snacks

Introduced: March 2018

Distribution: National

Suggested Retail Price: $3.99

Product Snapshot: Quinn Snacks has announced two new additions—Maple Oat Twists & Deli Rye Style Pretzel Rods—to their product family of whole grain, naturally gluten-free & non-GMO pretzels. The Deli Rye Style Pretzels are a unique flavor in a dippable mini-rod form for parties or just snacking with the family. The Maple Oat pretzel comes in the popular twist form and introduces whole grain oats and Vermont maple syrup for a touch of sweetness to keep you coming back for more.

All Quinn pretzels use a Kansas-grown sorghum flour. Why sorghum?  Not only is sorghum naturally gluten free, it’s also a whole ancient grain.  Sorghum originated in Northeastern Africa where the plant developed extensive root structures to access water held deep within the land and survive in times of little rainfall. This characteristic makes sorghum a highly drought-tolerant and water efficient crop and more environmentally sustainable than other sources of grain.

Sorghum’s chemical structure also, over time, evolved to produce antioxidants like polyphenols to naturally protect against pests and disease.  These same polyphenols have been linked to greater cardiovascular health, lowered risk of stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and gastrointestinal cancer.  Researchers have discovered that some varieties of sorghum’s bran, the husk that surrounds the sorghum grain, contains higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates!

As with all Quinn Snacks, their Farm-to-Bag ingredient transparency promise ensures that consumers know more about their ingredients. “Knowing where your food comes from is fundamental, and it’s about time snack companies open up,” says founder & CEO Kristy Lewis. To that end, every bag has a batch number than can be searched on the Quinn website to see all the ingredient details right down to the farm it was grown on.