press releases

The latest news about I Heart Keenwah product development, distribution, and Fair Trade initiatives. Please contact us for press inquiries or further comment on these releases. 


I Heart Keenwah to Launch Microwavable Toasted Quinoa at Expo West

I Heart Keenwah, makers of quinoa snack and pantry items, will unveil Microwaveable Toasted Quinoa at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, in March. The new product line will be available in three flavors (Sea Salt, Garlic and Spanish Style), providing a more convenient and instant way for consumers to enjoy I Heart Keenwah’s critically acclaimed toasted heirloom quinoa.


Instagram Taps Natural Brands I Heart Keenwah and Eating Evolved To Demo New Business Tools

Quinoa-company I Heart Keenwah and dark chocolate purveyor Eating Evolved are featured in Instagram Business’ new holiday campaign, Spread Cheer with Instagram. The campaign was officially launched on December 1, 2017, and features small businesses selected from a variety of sectors around the world.


Kroger Partnership Doubles I Heart Keenwah Toasted Quinoa Distribution

I Heart Keenwah, makers of quinoa snacks and pantry items, announces today that its Toasted Quinoa will be available in the natural rice and grains aisle at more than 900 Kroger-owned stores, one of the largest grocery retailers in the world. The expansion into Kroger more than doubles distribution growth for the item and reflects an increased demand for plant-based protein among mainstream consumers.


I Heart Keenwah Traces the Path of Fair Trade Dollars in Bolivia

On April 10, Ravi Jolly, co-founder of US-based quinoa company I Heart Keenwah, traveled to Bolivia to meet with Fair Trade certified farmers who grow the company’s organic Royal Bolivian quinoa. While conducting interviews with the growers, Jolly gained new insights on the impact that Fair Trade farming has on smallholder family farms.


I Heart Keenwah Launches the First Toasted Quinoa Hot Cereal on the Market

I Heart Keenwah, makers of ready-to-eat healthy quinoa snacks, and boil-and-eat Toasted Quinoa, are introducing their first breakfast item – Toasted Quinoa Hot Cereal. I Heart Keenwah’s Toasted Quinoa Hot Cereal is available in two varieties – unsweetened and lightly sweetened with lucuma fruit. Lucuma fruit is sourced from the Peruvian highlands and boasts a maple-like sweetness without refined sugar.


I Heart Keenwah Launches the First Toasted Bolivian Heirloom Quinoa on the Market

I Heart Keenwah, makers of ready-to-eat healthy quinoa snacks, are expanding their line beyond the snack aisle and into the pantry section with Toasted Quinoa. 
I Heart Keenwah’s Toasted Quinoa is made from Organic Bolivian Royal Quinoa, a single-origin heirloom seed sourced only from the Salt Flat region of Bolivia. Toasted Quinoa also boasts a nuttier flavor and fluffier texture than all other boil-and-cook quinoas on the market. The product is a nod to the traditional way of preparing quinoa in Bolivia (phisara) – pre-toasting the seeds before cooking them to bring out the richest flavor.