I Heart Keenwah, makers of ready-to-eat healthy quinoa snacks, debuted Chocolate Puffs.

The Chocolate Puffs start with a crunchy puffed quinoa flour base, coated in rich, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ dark chocolate and plant-based glaze instead of a shellac-laden confectioner's glaze, which is derived from lac beetle. The result is a better-for-you version of the classic malt ball.

“Because we're using a quinoa base instead of a cookie or biscuit, the fat and sugar content is much lower than other indulgence items on the market and our protein count is higher,” said Ravi Jolly, I Heart Keenwah Co-Founder. “We also maintain our focus on high quality ingredients.” I Heart Keenwah adds two new flavors of Chocolate Puffs to their already popular line-up of sweet quinoa Clusters and savory quinoa Puffs.

With 3-4g of complete protein per serving, I Heart Keenwah Chocolate Puffs are a healthy indulgence available in Dark Chocolate Himalayan Pink Salt and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. These poppable snacks are certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified, and vegan.

“Our goal as a company is to make quinoa more accessible to people everywhere,” said Sarah Chalos, I Heart Keenwah Co-Founder. “We are constantly thinking of fun and unusual ways to incorporate quinoa into everyone’s diet. The entire team here is very proud of the fact that we have created the first packaged, chocolate-coated snacks using this vegan glaze. ”