BURLINGAME, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips—the first totally delicious crispy, crunchy chips made from sustainably harvested and nutrient-rich seaweed—are now available in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California to the delight of health-conscious snackers throughout the area. Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips will be available in 340 Vons and Safeway markets in the state of California, and 18 Gelson's markets beginning next month. Available now, Southern California shoppers can also find Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips in all thirteen Bristol Farms locations, eight of which are based in Los Angeles.
Since launching September 2013 at the Natural Products Expo East and winning the prestigious "Best of the Press" award, Ocean's Halo has been "swimming against the tide" of unhealthy snack options to change the snack aisle for good. Now Ocean's Halo is bringing this delicious, good-for-you snack to the greater Los Angeles and Southern California markets. Vons will be the first national grocery chain to carry Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips in both their produce section and specialty aisle.
"When it comes to health-conscious snacking, LA is the nation's undisputed trend setter. We are thrilled to introduce a new snack that gives Southern Californians their vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber at the same time they're satisfying their cravings for a savory, crunchy chip," said Robert Mock, co-founder of Ocean's Halo. "As Vons is proving, Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are tasty enough for the snack aisle, and healthy enough for the produce aisle."
Made from only sustainably grown seaweed and other real, gluten-free ingredients, Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are baked, taste great, and are packed with 5 grams of protein and loads of vitamins and minerals—including 40% RDA Vitamin A and 90% RDA B12—with none of the bad stuff like GMOs, trans fats, MSG, or artificial anything. Under 100 calories per 1-ounce serving, Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are available in four flavors: Chili Lime, Sea Salt, Korean BBQ and Hot & Spicy.
"The overwhelming response to our chips from countless consumers has made us eager and excited to reach the LA audience," says Michael Shim, who grew up in Southern California and is one of four dads who created Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips. "We love introducing our healthy product to a new consumer base who are as excited about our mission to 'swim against the tide' of traditional (aka unhealthy and uninspired) snacking as they are to discover the delicious crunch of the chips themselves."
Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are a whole lot better for the planet than other snack chips out there because Ocean's Halo's seaweed is sustainably farmed on responsibly managed seaweed farms. A more sustainable way to grow food, responsibly farmed seaweed is one of the fastest growing crops in the world. Plus, Ocean's Halo's seaweed requires no fresh water, no fertilizer, and no deforestation. Ocean's Halo's seaweed needs only nature to make it grow. Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are sold in 100% compostable bags produced from wood pulp that is sourced from managed tree farms.
Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are also available at Whole Foods Markets in New York, Chicago and throughout the Midwest and Northeast; local supermarket chains throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest; and all nine locations of leading Texas grocery chain, Central Market. To find Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips near you, visit the retail locator page.
Retailers interested in ordering Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips can email [email protected].
For more information about Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips go to www.oceanshalo.com. Join the Ocean's Halo conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OceansHalo and on Twitter and Pinterest @OceansHalo #SwimAgainstTheTide.
About New Frontier Foods Inc.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, New Frontier Foods Inc. was founded in 2011 by four dads on a mission to leverage the science of superfoods to make ordinary foods delicious and healthy. Ocean's Halo™ Seaweed Chips, the first totally delicious crispy, crunchy chips made from sustainably harvested seaweed, is the first product from New Frontier Foods and is currently available online and at select retailers. Advisors to the Company, which has raised $1.7 million in funding to date, include former and current executives from ConAgra Consumer Foods, Starbucks, Pepsico, Dole, Sharffen Berger Chocolate (Hershey's), Facebook and Boulder Canyon Foods. New Frontier Foods is proud to donate two percent of its profits to organizations like the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Children's Education Fund program that is inspiring the next generation of ocean conservationists.
SOURCE New Frontier Foods Inc.