RIND Snacks are available for drop-ship as well as distribution via partners: Chex Finer Foods and Nassau Candy. Products are currently sold in over 250+ specialty markets, including Whole Foods, Fairway, Kings, Balducci’s, Foragers, Gourmet Garage, Hudson Market, Chelsea Market Baskets, Hu Kitchen and more.
Founder Matt Weiss drew inspiration to launch RIND Snacks from his great-grandmother, a health food pioneer who sold natural foods from her “Stay-Well” health shop in Flint, Michigan in the 1920s. Her mission to never waste food and to use every part of the produce, including the rind (known for its concentrated health benefits), planted the seed for Weiss to create his own health food empire decades later. For Weiss, RIND Snacks represents his great-grandmother’s passion for both personal health and environmental sustainability, a notion that was way before her time.
Discarded and edible fruit peels are a major component of the food scraps that account for over 21% of total municipal waste in the U.S. and are part of more than 38 million tons of food discarded every year. The thought of providing tasty snacks that not only reduce waste, but provides wholesome nutrition for everyone – from kids to millennials to grandparents – is what keeps Weiss motivated to keep his great-grandmother’s legacy alive.
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For Rind snacks, using the whole fruit is core to the business. To reduce food waste, the food brand is maximizing use of rinds. Matt Weiss, Founder of Rind Snacks, joined Cheddar to discuss the benefits of consuming the fruit skins.
“Dried kiwi is the new black! Stop what you’re doing and get yourself a bag of RIND…they’re freakin delicious!”
“RIND’s are gold! These snacks make for a great pick-me-up pre or post-workout or as an anytime snack on the go.”
“My family’s current obsession is RIND, a new line of delicious, highly addictive skin-on dried fruit.”
“RIND’s my new favorite snack!”
“Flavor is amazing and REAL. Love the peel on for added fiber + nutrients. Let’s be honest, we will finish this whole bag today!”