December 10/Los Angeles -- Pasta Chips claim to be an idea born out of the hills of Tuscany and made from real pasta. Pasta Chips are now available at Harris Teeter, Roundy's, Shoprite, Safeway, Carr's, Von's, Mariano's, Albertson's, Winco, and Randall's. Plaid Pantry, Quick Chek, Sheetz, and other C stores are expected to carry the snack starting in January.
During a visit to Italy, Pasta Chips creator Jerry Bello was served fresh pasta dough that was gently baked, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt crystals. For his take on the snack, Pasta Chips are made with the same semolina flour, ancient grains, and Italian herbs that were celebrated over 800 years ago. The Tuscan-inspired chip is married with different seasonings based on regional Italian favorites that are steeped in hundreds of years of Italian culture and living.
Pasta Chips have 4g of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips.
The flavors are inspired by the sauces and tastes of Italy: Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Basil, Garlic Olive Oil, and Mediterranean Sea Salt flavors.