Ancient Grains snack chips debut
by Eric Schroeder
PHOENIX — Boulder Canyon Foods has introduced Ancient Grains, a line of whole grain snack chips that combine on-trend grains and seeds such as quinoa and brown rice. Ancient Grains Sea Salt began appearing in grocery stores nationwide this month with a retail price of $3.49 to $3.99 per 5.5-oz bag.
Ancient Grains blends together quinoa, millet, chia, amaranth, brown rice, brown teff and sorghum to create a cracker-like chip that is thin, yet hearty. The chips are seasoned with garlic, red pepper and cumin and topped with sea salt. In addition, the chips are cooked in sunflower and safflower oils that are low in saturated fats and high in monounsaturated fats.
“Quinoa is on-trend these days, but truthfully it has been celebrated for centuries for its nutritional benefits,” said Steve Sklar, senior vice-president/general manager for Inventure Foods, Inc., which owns Boulder Canyon Foods. “When formulating the recipe for Ancient Grains, we sought out ingredients that, when combined, offered a rare combination of taste and nutritional value. We believe snack food fans will rave about this new snack experience.”
Ancient Grains are a source of 10 whole grains and feature zero trans fats, no cholesterol and 1 gram of saturated fat. In addition, each serving provides 2 grams of fiber and protein as well as calcium and iron. The chips are certified gluten-free, kosher certified and contain no bioengineered ingredients.