MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Pure Foods Corp., a specialty snack food company with global headquarters located in Kingsport, Tennessee, celebrated the recent opening of its flagship facility by gifting a custom shipment of snacks to the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South.

Pure Foods specializes in integrating carefully sourced, non-GMO fresh fruits, vegetables and whole-kernel corn into tortilla-style chips and puffs that retain up to 95 percent of the foods’ original nutritional value. The company’s signature line, Chicpea & Lentille, packs the power of chickpeas and lentils into cheeze puffs that are a good source of protein, and are 50 percent higher in fiber and 50 percent lower in fat than comparable snacks.

“We’re very excited about the opening of our Tennessee facility,” says John Frostad, president and CEO of Pure Foods. “As part of that celebration, we wanted to deliver the first products off the line to the YMCA, an organization that shares our commitment to healthy communities.”

The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization, committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living andsocial responsibility. The organization provides a range of services focused on well-being and fitness, sports, child care, and activities for all ages, teens through seniors.

Parents will appreciate Pure Foods’ allergen-controlled manufacturing environment and list of all-natural ingredients. In particular, Chicpea & Lentille brand cheeze puffs contain zero saturated fat or cholesterol, are certified non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, suitable for vegan diets, and made without artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives.

“Our great flavors come from quality ingredients, not from synthetic additives,” Frostad says. “We love the YMCA’s vision of a healthier Tennessee, and hope all the members will enjoy these fun snacks.”

About Pure Foods:

PURE FOODS combines high-quality ingredients and a range of proprietary, patented technologies to develop and produce nutrient-dense, reduced-fat specialty snack foods, including the Chicpea & Lentille brand line. The company’s headquarters are located in a state-of-the-art, 88,000 square-foot manufacturing facility based in Kingsport, Tennessee. The facility houses twin-screw extrusion equipment for precision baking and puffing, as well as the capacity to produce baked and fried tortilla-style products, all while minimizing food waste. The manufacturing environment is segregated to allow for premium allergen control, and has received BRC A, NFCA/GFCP gluten free, Non-GMO, QAI Organic, and KOF-K kosher certifications. Additionally, Pure Foods utilizes wide-range packaging machines capable of producing many different styles of bags, and the company holds exclusive rights to PACKprint, a cutting-edge QSR code technology that allows for tagging of each individual unit. For more information, visit