(Business Wire} Bare Snacks® Strengthens Snack Portfolio with Launch of New bare® Chia Coconut Bites at Natural Products Expo West

Pioneer of Snacks Gone Simple® Unites Two Mighty Superfoods into One Satisfying Bite

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bare Snacks®, creator of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, will launch its innovative new snack line, bare® Chia Coconut Bites, at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. at booth #3074. Available in three crave-ably crunchy flavors including Chia + Vanilla, Chia + Pineapple and Chia + Flax, the new snacks combine the superfood power of chia and coconut into one deliciously crunchy bite for the ultimate nutritious snack. Each variety is made using bare’s proprietary slow-baking process, which creates a crave-able crunch from simple, real ingredients. Bare Chia Coconut Bites will be available at retailers nationwide in April.

“Like coconut, chia has exploded in popularity due to its strong nutritional benefits and versatility, and our new bare Chia Coconut Bites unite these two on-trend, nutrient-dense ingredients in a highly snackable way,” said Santosh Padki, chief executive officer at Bare Snacks. “Our research revealed that consumers are looking for snacks that provide enough energy to “hold them over” between meals. Responding to this insight, bareidentified chia seeds as a superfood with sustenance because they are packed with fiber, protein and omega 3’s. Combining deliciously approachable flavors with bare’s signature crunch, our innovative new line of bare Chia Coconut Bites enables modern snackers to enjoy a satisfying, nutritional powerhouse of a snack that gives people sustainable energy on-the-go, post-workout, or between meals.”

Bare Chia Coconut Bites are made from delicately sliced whole coconuts that are sustainably harvested and lightly seasoned with whole-food ingredients, all perfectly baked with a generous sprinkling of small but mighty chia seeds. All three varieties are a good source of fiber and are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, and contain no trans fats, added oils or preservatives. Additional details include:

· Chia + Vanilla – Thin slices of coconut slow-baked with authentic Madagascar vanilla and a coating of chia seeds for an exotically satisfying and crunchy bite.

· Chia + Pineapple – Tropical pineapple complements the naturally sweet flavor of coconut, all finished with a dusting of chia seeds before being baked to perfection.

· Chia + Flax – A nutrient-dense combination of two powerful seeds, these delicious bites are baked crunchy with chia and flax, resulting in a super healthy flavor duo.

Bare Chia Coconut Bites join the brand’s existing portfolio of Snacks Gone Simple, including bare Coconut Chips, Organic Coconut Chips, Apple Chips, Organic Apple Chips, and Banana Chips. Based on the founding philosophy that “less is more,” Bare Snacks is committed to making simple snacks that are baked, never fried, and stand at the intersection of crunch and health, differentiating them from the chewy dried fruit of the past. Bare offers a simple, fun way to get your recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables per day.

The full lineup of bare snacks is available nationwide in natural and conventional grocery stores including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Safeway, and Publix, as well as national retailers such as Target and Amazon. For more information, please visit www.BareSnacks.com.

About Bare Snacks

Bare Snacks® is a line of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, including bare Apple Chips, Coconut Chips, Banana Chips and Chia Coconut Bites. Crafted using only real, whole-food ingredients, Bare Snacks helps consumers enjoy truly good-for-you snacking any time of day. Bare Snacks is on a mission to create a snacking revolution nationwide, motivated by a founding philosophy of creating delicious snacks with simple ingredients and nothing artificial ever. The company is also deeply committed to sustainability, and has been carbon neutral since 2012. To learn more, please visit www.BareSnacks.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

By Rachael Kay for Business Wire