Quinn pretzels are produced with flour ground from the ancient grain sorghum. Gluten-free, the snack is also made with brown rice flour, organic honey, organic palm oil, and other good ingredients. They come in three choices: Classic Sea Salt Twist, Classic Sea Salt Sticks, and Deli Rye Style Rods ($4.49 for 7 ounces). The whole-grain pretzels are the newest addition to the Quinn line of snack foods that was started by Kristy and Coulter Lewis in their Arlington home seven years ago. The couple first introduced healthier microwave popcorn using organic corn kernels and a chemical-free microwave bag they invented. They moved the operation to Boulder, Colo., and next came up with farm-to-bag popcorn: popped organic corn in flavors like kale and sea salt and herbs. The Lewises feel consumers should know where their food comes from, so all the bags have batch numbers. Enter the number on Quinn’s website and you’ll discover where each ingredient originates — the sorghum comes from a family farm in Kansas, sunflower oil from a Colorado mill, unrefined sea salt harvested off the Brazilian coast. Crisp and not overly salty, they are healthier than potato chips for watching a game. Grab a bag for the beach. Available at Whole Foods Market locations. www.quinnsnacks.com.
ANN TRIEGER KURLAND