Pop Zero Is Now Popping with Pea Protein
We’ve got some exciting news...
Our Cinema, Cinnamon and Chili Lime flavors will now include pea protein as a core ingredient.
Why pea protein?
Because it’s a complete protein that is rich in iron and is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan (and delicious!).
Plus, its health benefits are incomparable.
- Contains all 9 essential amino acids that your body cannot create and must get from food
- Great source of branched-chain amino acids, which promote healthy blood flow, heart health and muscle growth
- Aids with weight loss because the high protein content can reduce your overall calorie intake
Here are a few other resources to learn more about pea protein:
You’ll also notice that we took out algae flour from these flavors.
Well, this is what sparked the transition to pea protein.
We published this on our website here when we first discovered it, however, we are putting it here too because we always want to be transparent.
We realized that a small percentage of the population can develop an intolerance to algae flour. Because algae flour is a new ingredient in the health food space, many people would not have known this prior to trying Pop Zero because our popcorn is their first interaction with it.
While intolerance is rare, we got to work right away to find a solution.
And here it is: pea protein.
Don’t worry—there are no known intolerances to algae oil, so we are still using this superfood as a core ingredient. The extra step in the fermentation process that makes algae into algae flour is where the intolerance develops.
You may notice a slight difference in taste and texture; however, we hope those differences make you love Pop Zero even more.
We are excited to share this news because the addition of pea protein makes Pop Zero healthier and even more delicious. And that’s what we’re all about – making snacking simple.
Let us know what you think of the new flavors in the comments below.