LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Snack it Forward’s World Peas Brand Peatos™ was recently named the winner of the Delicious Living Best Bite Award for the Best Salty Snack. Delicious Living magazine, a trusted health and wellness resource for more than 33 years, today announced the winners of its sixth annual Best Bite Awards.
“The Delicious Living award is truly significant for us because it validates how truly innovative our product is, especially since we were recognized immediately after our launch,” said Nick Desai, CEO of Snack it Forward, World Peas Brand. “After seeing Peatos take off at expos around the country and being well-received by major retailers, we are truly honored to be recognized by Delicious Living magazine as the best new salty snack.”
Peatos, one of the most innovative snacks to hit the market in decades, has two times the protein (4 grams) and three times the fiber (3 grams) of Cheetos® per serving and boasts clean, non-GMO ingredients with no artificial flavors, no synthetic colors and no added MSG. Striking flavors include Classic Cheese, Fiery Hot, Chili Cheese, and Masala.
In addition to Safeway, Peatos is currently, or will soon be, available in the produce section at Kroger and its banner stores including Cala Foods, City Markets, Copps, Dillons, FoodsCo, Fred Meyer Stores, Fry's, King Soopers, Mariano's Fresh Market, Metro Market, Pick 'n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Smith's, Safeway, as well as Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons and online on Amazon. Peatos is targeting a retail price of $2.99 for 3 oz. stand-up pouches and $1.29 for 1 oz. single-serve bags.
Delicious Living initiated these awards to educate consumers on how to make healthy and trusted food and beverage purchases in a market increasingly saturated with new products and wellness claims.
To determine the winners, Delicious Living’s editorial team called on industry experts and manufacturers to nominate products for consideration. More than 500 products were tested and judged based on nutrition, ingredients and transparency, but only 25 were tapped as winners within their categories.
“Modern consumers expect more out of the food and beverage brands they purchase,” said Jenna Blumenfeld, Delicious Living’s senior food editor. “More health. More flavor. More convenience. And importantly, more transparency in how and where ingredients are sourced. These inspiring winners show how mindfully formulated (and super tasty!) products stand out on store shelves, foster loyal shoppers and radically improve the food system.”
For more exclusive content on the winners, and the runner-ups, visit deliciousliving.com and pick-up the July issue of Delicious Living at your local natural products retailer.
About Snack it Forward
Snack it Forward creates great tasting real fruit and vegetable snacks through a portfolio of brands which includes World Peas™ and Sunkist® Snacks. Peatos™ by World Peas is revolutionizing snacking by creating better-for-you “junk food.” Peatos are a pulse-based crunchy puffed snack that deliver the bold flavor and big crunch snacking experience we all crave, but without empty-calories. With 4 grams of plant-based protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving, Peatos aims to Unjunk Your Snack. Learn more at worldpeasbrand.com and find us on Facebook.com/worldpeasbrand and on Twitter and Instagram @worldpeaspeatos.
About Delicious Living
Delicious Living is the leading consumer-facing magazine and health information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry. The print edition is distributed 12 times annually and available at natural product retailers nationwide.