I Heart Keenwah: Yes, We Mean Quinoa
It may be a nail-biter tonight as the presidential election returns come in, so make sure you have plenty of the right snacks on hand so you can munch on those instead.
Quinoa is showing up all over the place these days as a part of a super healthy diet. It’s even turning heads as a snack food. The makers of I Heart Keenwah are winning rave reviews with their Chocolate Puffs— Dark Chocolate Himalayan Pink Salt and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. The products are crafted from crunchy puffed quinoa flour base and coated in rich, Organic Fair Trade Certified dark chocolate and plant-based glaze. Needless to say, we were in love at the first bite.
In addition to the Chocolate Puffs, they sell puffs in the following flavors: aged cheddar, sea salt truffle, sweet chili, and herbes de provence; and quinoa clusters in chocolate sea salt, cashew cranberry, peanut butter cacao, and almond. They range from $3.49 to $4.99 per package.
Company founders Ravi Jolly and Sarah Chalos keyed in on quinoa because it’s the only grain that is a complete source of protein, containing all nine essential amino acids.
“We are constantly thinking of fun and unusual ways to incorporate quinoa into everyone’s diet,” said Sarah. “We’re also very proud of the fact we have created the first packaged, chocolate-coated snacks using a vegan glaze.”
These snacks are certified gluten-free, non-GMO project verified and vegan. They only have 140 calories per serving and far less sugar than other chocolate treats. That doesn’t mean there’s any compromise in taste. They are so good, your bag of puffs will quickly disappear.
Best plan: keep a healthy supply on hand, especially for tonight.