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(Gerry Furth-Sides) Multi-cultural gimMe Health Foods introduce Seaweed Chips with Brown Rice and Wasabi Tamari and Roasted Seaweed Snacks with Sea Salt. They are delicious right out of the bag or crumbled over salads.
The healthy chips are the perfect party food on a cheese/veggie/light meat platter, and the chips pair well with almost any white wine. They are remarkably low in sodium (3%). And, although softer than a potato chip, the crunch is fun and the wasabi flavor adds another dimension “kick” to it.
The gimMe company is owned and operated by Annie Chun and her husband Steve Broad. Both claim to be roasted seaweed fanatics. So am I. I love seaweed in any form and the chips and sheets allow you to eat seaweed as a snack. “Gim” means “roasted seaweed” in Korean.
Why seaweed? Scientists have known for a long time that even small amounts of the undiluted sea vegetable, especially readily available fresh and dried Wakame, remain packed with nutrients including vitamins A, C, E, B complex and B12, as well as calcium, potassium, iron, protein, fiber and some omega-3 fatty acids. Wakame works best to spark the taste soups, simmered dishes, salads, sandwiches and stir-fries.
To the chips, GimMe adds their finest roasted seaweed to organic brown rice, lentils, and sesame seeds, then seasons with a pinch of sea salt and bold blast of wasabi. It is a “blast!” The chips are USDA Organic, Vegan, Kosher, Gluten Free and Non GMO Verified.
Snack-Size Sheets are perfect for packing in lunches or popping into your bag for a light, healthy snack on the go. Sea Salt Roasted Seaweed Sheets are savory sheets of seaweed roasted to crispy perfection then seasoned with a pinch of sea salt.
They compare most favorably in this regard to any other commercial seaweed product, which are often too salty. We ate the the two little bags the first day out of the box.
Sesame Roasted Seaweed Sheets—Savory sheets of seaweed roasted to crispy perfection then seasoned with a pinch of sea salt and a blast of organic toasted sesame oil.
Teriyaki Roasted Seaweed Sheets—Savory sheets of seaweed roasted to crispy perfection then seasoned with the complex flavors of teriyaki.
Snack-Size Sheets Variety Pack includes 4 snack-size packs of Sea Salt Sheets and 6 of Sesame Sheets. Each snack-size pack contains 5 grams of roasted seaweed sheets (one serving).
Annie was born and raised in Korea, home to the best seaweed on the planet. Steve grew up in Northern California where he learned early how much better food tastes when it’s all natural and grown fresh. The company operates out of San Raphael.
Annie’s knowledge of authentic Korean culture and expertise in Asian cooking feeds the soul of our company. Steve’s business experience, sales, and management skills keep it running smoothly. We both share a real passion for creating healthy Asian foods that taste great, especially to kids. Together, we’ve founded gimMe to share our passion and love of roasted seaweed with you and your family.
After starting, growing, and ultimately selling their first natural food company—Annie Chun’s, one of the leading Asian food brands in the U.S., the family became inspired to do it again.
One evening, the family was sitting around the dinner table brainstorming when their teenaged daughter Mia had a great idea—start a company that sells the best possible roasted seaweed in delicious new flavors. They all loved roasted seaweed and have been eating this healthy Asian snack for years.
They named it, gimMe, also Mia’s idea, because gim means seaweed in Korean—and because it tastes so good, everyone wants more. We hope you’ll love our crispy roasted seaweed as much as we do.
Annie is the Asian food and flavor expert. She gets really excited talking about ingredients, seasoning, and the science behind creating the flavors in food. Seriously.
Steve is in charge of sales and all that business and operations stuff that gets our gimMe products into stores crispy fresh so you and your family can enjoy them.
Mia, Annie and Steve’s teenaged daughter, is the communications expert. She came up with the idea to focus on roasted seaweed and to name the company gimMe. When not in school, Mia helps out by translating that crazy social media stuff to her parents.
David, Annie and Steve’s son, is a part-time student and the resident snacking expert. He provides flavor insight and is a gimMe seaweed evangelist.
Sugar, the family’s fluffy white dog, weighing in at 11 pounds, heads up security at company headquarters.
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