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Laurel Hill

By Marc Hamel and Ha Lam, February 24, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Marc Hamel and Ha Lam

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Laurel Hill satisfies snackers who want healthy options without sacrificing flavor. “Taste and nutrition come together in our snacks,” says Laurel Hill President Jeremy Isenberg. “We’ve reduced sodium, reduced fat and added fiber while giving people an intense, authentic flavor experience.”

Jeremy’s family has been in the food business for three generations. His grandparents, Jay and Dorothy, established Laurel Hill in 1965 when they began importing capers, olives, artichokes and other foods that were scarcely available in the United States at the time. From Multi Grain Tortilla Chips to Oven Baked Pretzel Chips with less sodium than most, Laurel Hill is expanding the options for nutrition-conscious consumers who are passionate about great taste, too.

To make the most of every flavor, Laurel Hill Tortilla Chips are seasoned by “inclusion,” meaning the seasonings are incorporated into the masa dough so the flavor gets cooked right in. Laurel Hill Kettle Chips are made in small, slow-cooked batches, and the 40% reduced fat chips are kettle cooked, then flash-baked for superior crunch.

“We listen to our customers and raise the bar on what’s out there,” Jeremy says. “Nutrition is one component of that. We also focus on taste and quality. By having clear messages and information right on the package, we help consumers make clear choices.”

 

6 Comments

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K. Phillips says ...
I always enjoy reading about the products Whole Foods sells in their stores and about the people who bring those foods to the marketplace.
03/03/2012 11:12:55 PM CST
Jo DeGeorge says ...
Are your ingredients organic and non GMO, especially your tortilla chips?
08/29/2013 2:41:40 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JO - The tortilla chips are non-GMO. You can read more on their website at http://laurelhillfoods.com/tortilla-chips/.
08/30/2013 10:46:09 AM CDT
Janice Torgan says ...
Love your pretzel chips!! I was buying them at Dave's Marketplace in Warwick, RI until recently when I couldn't find them. I did a google search, found your web site and now know I can get them at The Food Chalet. Keep making these delicious snacks.
11/05/2013 8:20:14 AM CST
Christine Tenconi says ...
We were on vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine last week and stopped at HB Provisions for lunch. We bought one bag of Sea Salt Lime Tortilla Chips and ate the entire bag. Went back and bought several bags but before we returned to CA we ate them all. I have been scouring all our markets and I can not find the brand. They are the best chips ~ ever ~ my family is addicted. How can I get more?
08/22/2014 6:48:00 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CHRISTINE - You can check for where they sell products at http://laurelhillfoods.com/buy-our-chips/.
08/25/2014 4:08:06 PM CDT