Earlier this month, July 8, 2016 to be exact—all 457 Trader Joe’s stores in the U.S. began selling Original flavor Chomps Natural Beef Sticks. Now when you need a healthy, non-GMO protein snack to get you through a hectic day, just visit a nearby Trader Joe’s and load up on your favorites. Of course, customers can continue ordering on our website, too, taking advantage of our bulk-purchase discounts. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
A Milestone Event for Chomps
Our Chomps team is very excited because Trader Joe’s is the first national specialty retailer to sell Chomps Natural Beef Sticks at its 457 stores across the USA. This national exposure introduces Chomps to a new group of consumers who also appreciate nutritious quality foods with ingredients they can trust, as much as you do. This year alone, a dozen new Trader Joe’s stores have opened or are due to open, making it easier for our current and new customers to buy Chomps locally.
A few years ago, Whole30® Co-founder Melissa Hartwig added the full Chomps product line to her elite list of Whole30-approved foods and snacks for her program participants. "I love that I can buy healthy, grass-fed, portable protein at my downtown Trader Joe's. Chomps has been a Whole30® staple for more than three years, and I'm excited to be able to send our program participants to their local store to stock up,” Hartwig emphasized.
“Chomps Natural Beef Sticks are a healthy alternative to the traditional beef jerky brands sold in supermarkets,” added Peter Maldonado, founder and CEO of the Chicago-based company. “More consumers are making healthy choices for their families, and they don’t want to—and don’t have to—sacrifice good nutrition when it comes to convenient snacks.”
Individually wrapped, each Chomps serving provides nine grams of protein and is made from 100% grass-fed non-GMO Angus beef, farm-fresh ingredients and preserved with natural celery juice. Chomps are free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, dairy, and MSG. Chomps Is Whole30® Approved and Paleo-diet friendly.
A Shared Commitment to Healthy Foods
Maldonado admits that he has always loved beef jerky, even the traditional not-so-healthy kind. “As I got older, I realized that those brands were far from healthy—with all those artificial additives and preservatives—so I created a healthy non-GMO grass-fed version that is loaded with juicy flavor instead of bad ingredients. That’s how Chomps was born.”
Maldonado appreciates that Trader Joe's has been committed to eliminating artificial trans fats from all their private-label products since 2007—as well as artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, and GMO ingredients. “We are so pleased that the Trader Joe’s organization recognizes our own commitment to producing a delicious, quality beef snack with 100% non-GMO grass-fed beef and natural flavors and preservatives. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship!”
Many Thanks to our On-line Customers and New Retail Customers
We’ll see you at Trader Joe’s!