Koia launches dessert-inspired Keto line
Koia, maker of plant-based protein drinks, is diving into the world of Keto.
The Los Angeles-based brand has announced the launch of its new Koia Keto line, created in collaboration with Whole Foods Market.
Available in three flavors — chocolate brownie, cake batter and caramel crème — the collection is made with such nutrient-dense ingredients as coconut milk and MCT oil, which provide sustained energy and deliver a ratio of 74% fat, 18% protein and 8% net carbs that accelerate ketosis.
“With consumers making healthy resolutions and incorporating new ways of eating into their New Year’s routines, we wanted to create something simple, convenient and full of flavor. We saw this as an opportunity to bring the keto community a single-serve, plant-powered protein option, as well as a new way to enjoy a sweet option that complies with their diet,” Chris Hunter, co-founder and CEO of Koia, said. “Whole Foods Market also recognizes that the keto community is quickly growing and the need for easy access to product that follow the trending dietary guidelines, which made Koia Keto a perfect fit.”
In addition, the brand’s products are vegan, Non-GMO Project verified, and free of dairy, soy and gluten.
Koia Keto can be found exclusively at Whole Foods Market and online for the suggested retail price of $4.99.
Safe + Fair Food intros Pea Protein chips
Safe + Fair Food, a company that focuses on creating products for those who struggle with food allergies, has unveiled its latest innovation — Pea Protein chips.
The gluten-free, protein-packed chips are free from five of the top eight allergens, and are made with pea protein and lentil flour, the company said.
“Consumers are showing greater interest in plant-based food and are actively seeking protein-rich snack options in this category,” Will Holsworth, CEO of Safe + Fair Food, said. “Our goal is to create products that cater to this growing consumer demand while meeting the needs of the food allergy community.”
In addition, the chips contain 9 to 10 g of protein and come in three flavors — hickory bbq, sea salt and sweet jalapeno.
The line also is certified gluten-free, Non-GMO, kosher, cholesterol-free, vegetarian, and free from artificial preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, MSG and trans-fat, the company said.
Safe + Fair Food’s Pea Protein chips are now available for purchase online in a 3.5-oz. bag that can be purchased separately for $3.49, or part of a bundle with one of each flavor for $9.99.
The brand also donates 3% of its proceeds to the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University to help find treatments and develop cures for people with food allergies.
Good! Snacks intros plant-powered protein bars
Good! snacks, the makers of plant-based treats, unveiled its new line of protein bars.
Featuring 15 g of plant-based protein, each of the brand’s new bars also contains 11 g of beneficial fiber, and are dairy-, soy- and gluten-free, the Orinda, Calif.-based company said.
“Consumers are craving and seeking plant-based snacking options,” Dan Hoskins, CEO of good! snacks said. “Not only can we deliver consumers the plant-based ingredients they’re looking for, but we can do it in an incredibly delicious way that doesn’t make them feel like they’re missing out by avoiding dairy or gluten.”
The protein bars, made from a blend of fava and brown rice proteins, come in six flavors — p.b., choc p.b., lemon, choc. mint, cookie and blueberry.
Each of the good! snacks protein bars are available for purchase at select retailers nationwide, on its website and on Amazon.