BERKELEY, CA – ReGrained, the ingredient company and packaged foods innovator that upcycles nutritious food and beverage byproducts into novel ingredients, was set to launch their latest consumer-facing innovation at Natural Products Expo West. That is, until the conference was postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. Instead, the company is launching the product online with a limited presale offering.
ReGrained Puffs are powered by SuperGrain+Ⓡ, the company’s flagship ingredient created using their patented process to transform brewers’ “spent” grain into a versatile and functional flour-like powder. The new line of puffed chips boast boosted nutrition, flavor, and purpose over the competition as the only better-for-the-planet brand in an exploding category of better-for-you salty snacks. By deploying “twin-screw extrusion,” a blend of ReGrained SuperGrain+Ⓡ and Non-GMO Organic corn is expanded (“puffed”) and dried, not fried.
ReGrained is launching with 5 bold flavors: Mexican Street Corn, Texas Pit BBQ, Aged Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, and Urban Garden, a take on a vegetable and herb flavor.
At Natural Products Expo West last year, the company democratized their development process of this innovation by creating a live tasting panel on the show floor. This year, the product will launch with optimized flavor profiles, form factor, and positioning.
“Our puff perfectly showcases ReGrained’s versatility and innovative spirit. Gram for gram, every laudable point of differentiation about this product plainly demonstrates ReGrained’s potential. In addition to being delicious, nutritious, fun and sustainable, our puffs also showcase a new angle of commercial viability for our existing and forthcoming co-branded development partners.” stated Dan Kurzrock, ReGrained Chief Executive Officer.
ReGrained Puffs are available online today and hitting the shelves soon at grocers in the natural channel and alternative national retailers including Imperfect Foods, REI and Cost Plus World Market.
ReGrained is a mission-driven ingredient platform leveraging patent-pending technology to transform food waste and byproducts into tasty superfoods. ReGrained SuperGrain+Ⓡ – their hero ingredient – is a versatile, economical, and environmentally impactful grain blend that performs flawlessly in all commercial applications, enabling food manufacturers to produce more delicious, nutritious, and marketable foods while contributing to sustainable practice and food waste mitigation. – www.ReGrained.com