Enjoy Life Foods' Plentils Awarded 'Best New Product'
America’s #1 Allergy-Free Chip Receives Honor from CSNEWS and NCSA
January 18, 2013
(CHICAGO, IL) – When first released in early 2012, Plentils became an immediate hit among bloggers throughout the US. Now the non-gmo, gluten-free lentil chips have been noticed on a much bigger stage. In December of 2012, ‘Convenience Store News’ awarded the Plentils’ Margherita Pizza flavor ‘Best New Product Award’ in the ‘Healthy Salty Snacks Category’. This award recognizes the best products introduced during the past 12 months, and are presented in 24 product categories. Products are judged on criteria of taste, value, convenience, health, ingredients, preparation, appearance, and packaging.
This award just adds to the excitement generated by this trendsetting tasty snack, and it has the Enjoy Life team celebrating. “Receiving an award such as this is great for the company, but, most of all, it creates awareness for people with food allergies that there is a product out there for them to enjoy without any concern for their health,’ said Joel Warady, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for the company.
The crunchy lentil chips were also recognized by the National Confectionary Sales Association as a finalist for the annual ‘New Product Awards’ in the ‘Snacks’ category. Plentils are protein-packed chips that are free of the 8 most common allergens: gluten, wheat, dairy, peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, fish and shellfish, and are Non-GMO Project Verified. These chips are just one example of Enjoy Life’s relentless pursuit of making the best-tasting foods for people with food allergies, as the company produces everything from granolas to soft-baked cookies which are baked in a dedicated, wheat- and oat-free facility. The company also has partnered with the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) to promote allergy awareness, and also sponsors the Walk for Food Allergy, which takes place in 45 cities across the country throughout the year to raise awareness and funds.