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Q & A FOR KAY’S PRODUCTS
 


Kay’s Naturals products are a unique line of great tasting plant based, protein savory snacks, pretzels, as well as breakfast cereals. Traditional snacks and cereals are made with inexpensive ingredients that are high in starch and fat, but low in protein and fiber. The backbone ingredients of most traditional snacks and cereals are wheat flour and corn flour. Protein is 10 times more expensive than these ingredients, but provides an essential daily nutrient that helps stabilize blood sugar. The balance of protein, fiber, carbs and fat make these products very satisfying. They are designed to build muscle, not fat.


  • What makes your products different from other high protein products?

    • Our products taste great

    • Our products are made with the finest ingredients

    • Our products are 35% protein

    • Our products are 10-12% fiber

    • Our products 44-53% carbohydrate

    • Our products are 4-11% fat

    • Our products are 0-5% saturated fat

    • Our products are free from wheat / gluten

    • Our products are free from cholesterol

    • Our products are free from trans fats

    • Our products are free from synthetic sugars & sugar alcohols

    • Our products are designed for today’s on-the-go consumer

    • Our products are here for a lifetime of better-for-you snacking and are not part of a food fad or fad diet.

  • How do you determine 3x eggs = 12g of protein?

    Nutritionix: Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 small (38 grams) Protein 4.8 grams Egg Council: Small 5g / Medium 6g / Large 6g of Protein Healthline:
    Small egg (38 grams): 4.9 grams of protein Medium egg (44 grams): 5.7 grams of protein Large egg (50 grams): 6.5 grams of protein Extra-large egg (56 grams): 7.3 grams of protein Jumbo egg (63 grams): 8.2 grams of protein

  • Are your products low carbohydrate? No. Our aim is to make products that are a balance of protein, carbs, fiber, and low saturated fats. The “Protein” products range from 10 to 12 carbohydrates per 34g serving, with 2-4g of fiber per 34 g serving. They are 1-4g sugar (teaspoon or less). Calories are 120-130.

    Pass the Peas come in 1.0-z. servings - 110-115 calories; 6g protein 2.5g fat; 16-17g carb; 1g fiber (net carbs are 15-16g); and 2-3g sugar (less than a teaspoon)

  • How do you determine net carbs? By subtracting the total grams of fiber from the total grams of carbohydrate. Fiber has no calories and has minimal impact on blood sugar.

  • Why do you use cane sugar? All common sugar is sucrose – a combination of glucose and fructose molecules. This is true whether is comes from beet or cane and is frequently bleached to get the color white. We use is an unrefined brown sugar. We use it for sparingly for its clean taste in our sweeter products.

  • Why do you use Stevia? Stevia is recognized as a natural sweetener and has GRAS status (Generally Regarded as Safe) with the FDA.

  • Do you use sugar alcohols such maltitol and manitol? No, as they can cause gastrointestinal distress.

  • Are all of Kay’s products Gluten-free? Yes. The entire line has been gluten-free since 2008. The manufacturing facility became certified gluten free in December 2010 and is a dedicated gluten free facility.

  • What grains are you using? Corn flour and rice flour in the Protein Cereals Snacks, Chips, Puffs, Pretzels Sticks & Cookie Bites. Only a small amount of organic corn starch in Dill Pickle Pass the Peas.

  • Are the soy isolate, rice flour and corn flour non-GMO? Soy isolate & rice flour, yes. Corn starch is not. Pass the Peas are Non-GMO Project Verified.

  • What allergens are in your plant? Soy, tree nuts (almond butter & almond meal), and milk/dairy (cheese). All products are run on the same line. Our manufacturer has a strict HACCP program for cleaning between product runs and are Global Food Safety Initiative (BRC Standard) certified.

  • What products dairy free? All flavors of Pass the Peas, plus Protein Cereals, Honey & Almond Protein Cookie Bites, and Almond Delight Protein Puffs, are Pass the Peas are Dairy Free dairy free.

  • What products nut free? All flavors of Pass the Peas, plus Apple Cinnamon & French Vanilla Protein Cereals, Chili Nacho Cheese & Crispy Parmesan Protein Chips, Cinnamon Toast, Jalapeno Honey-Mustard & Original Pretzel Sticks, Veggie Pizza and Mac & Cheese Protein Puffs are nut-free.

  • What products are vegetarian? Our entire line is vegetarian.

  • What products are vegan? All flavors of Pass the Peas & Original Pretzels.

  • Where is the product sold? We are found on many websites, in weight loss clinics and gyms around the country, and in many retail stores. We can be found in HEB, Albertson’s, Hy-Vee, Giant Eagle, & Jewel Osco. You can always request that your local store stock these great products.

  • Who are your distributors? UNFI, Select Nutrition, KeHE, Lomar, Super Natural Distributors, Ron-Mar.

  • Who manufactures for you? Kay’s Processing, LLC. The 95,000 square foot facility is located in Clara City, Minnesota on a rail line and two major truck routes. It is certified for BRC, gluten free, kosher and organic products.