Company founder, Sunil Kumar's oldest daughter, Enya, loves peanut butters but she could not offer PBJ sandwich to her friends due to nut allergies, a snack she loves so dearly because of its rich sweet and salty taste.
Having realized the limited options for people who are allergic to nuts, Sunil decided to look for an alternative ways of making protein rich Peanut butter tasting spread without nuts and without compromising the texture and flavor.
Having grown up with chickpeas as a staple in his childhood home and knowing the benefits of the protein-rich, nutty flavor of roasted chickpeas, he imagined that using chickpeas could make a nut-free peanut butter. After over a year and a half, Sunil created The Amazing Chickpea spread, the delicious and nutritious spread that tastes like peanut butter without any nuts!
Sunil started selling The Amazing Chickpea butter spread to local twin cities farmers’ market, finding customers surprised at how similar The Amazing Chickpea tastes like peanut butter. Now after two and half years, The Amazing Chickpeas is sold in retail stores, not only in the USA but Canada as well. Later on, he created a chocolate flavor of The Amazing Chickpea, that tastes like popular hazelnut spread brands but contains less sugar and fat, and it contains no nuts!
Established in 2011, SnackSafely.com provides straightforward, actionable information to help improve the lives of the estimated 32 million people in the US suffering with food allergies.
We strive to eliminate anaphylaxis by leveraging our on-line properties to educate, advocate, and connect the allergic community with products and services that help toward achieving this goal.
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