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Vintage Italia Expands Nationwide Distribution With New Retailers

Orlando, FL. — Vintage Italia, the parent company of Pasta Chips, purveyors of the first baked pasta chip brand, and Pasta Bow Ties, the new stylish bowtie-shaped puffed pasta snack brand, announces expansions into over a dozen major retail chains nationwide. Between Pasta Chips and the new Pasta Bow Ties, the better-for-you Italian-inspired snack brands boast 18 retail chain rollouts in the past two months including but not limited to Hy-Vee, Woodman’s, Lucky, Akins, Sam’s Club South Central Region, Costco Mid-West, HEB Texas, 7-Eleven, and select Safeway and Safeway/Albertsons regions.

5oz Pasta & Veggie Chips Family Photo 2016(M)Developed under Vintage Italia, Pasta Chips and the brand’s new Pasta Bow Ties, offer unique, quality, premium ingredient snacks crafted from durum wheat semolina flour and baked as a better-for-you snacking alternative. The brands integrate farro, a higher protein grain for a more nutrient-dense product, and highlight fine seasonings based on regional Italian favorites for robust taste and crispy texture throughout. Inspired by the Tuscan Hills of Italy, Pasta Chips launched as the brand’s first product innovation establishing an entirely new food vertical – snackable pasta. Following the success of Pasta Chips, Pasta Bow Ties took the category a step further, offering the first puffed pasta snack on the market. Crafted from the same quality semolina flour used to create traditional Italian pasta dishes, Pasta Chips and Pasta Bow Ties captivate the gently baked texture and rich flavors of the Italian countryside.

“These new launches into over a dozen well-respected nationwide and regional retail chains truly speak to the success of the products and consumers’ positive reactions. With this new growth, we have the ability to reach more customers and introduce them to an entirely new snacking option that revolutionizes everything from chips and dip, to on-the-go snacking,” said Jerry Bello, founder and CEO of Vintage Italia. “Being able to continually satisfy our fans by providing modern, innovative, and seriously tasty snacks, is what drives our company. We’re grateful for the opportunity to be partnering with these leading retailers and look forward to the continued explosive growth that lies ahead.

Pasta Bow Ties are newly available in Lucky’s, Sam’s Club South Central Region, Costco Mid-West region, Hy-Vee, Woodman’s, Akins/Chamberlins, Safeway/Albertsons stores in the Southern California region, Dallas Fort-Worth, and Houston, and Safeway stores in the Northern California region, and Phoenix. The brand will also be launching into Portland and Seattle Safeway/Albertsons stores in May 2017.

Additionally, Pasta Chips have launched in 7-Eleven, Safeway/Albertsons divisions in Dallas Fort-Worth, Phoenix, and Denver, as well as Safeway stores in Houston, Northern and Southern California, the East, and the United Division (United stores in Texas). To find Pasta Chips and Pasta Bow Ties near you, please visit the brands’ store locator at http://www.pastachips.com/stores/.

Pasta Chips can be found in the deli section of your local grocer and are offered in eight delicious, savory flavors inspired by regional Italian favorites, including: Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Herb, Mediterranean Sea Salt, Rosemary, Garlic Olive Oil, Spinach-Broccoli-Kale, and Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper. Pasta Chips contain 60 percent less fat than potato chips and 20 percent less fat than pita chips. Whereas, Pasta Bow Ties are offered in the snacking and chip aisle in four classic, savory and sweet flavors: Meatball Parm, Creamy Ranch, Honey Butter, and Smooth Cheddar. With only 120 calories per serving, both Pasta Chips and Pasta Bow Ties are made with all-natural ingredients and are non-GMO, cholesterol-free, and Kosher, offering consumers a guilt-free form of snacking. Select flavors of both lines are also vegan.

About Pasta Chips & Pasta Bow Ties

Vintage Italia, parent company of Pasta Chips and Pasta Bow Ties, offers unique, quality, Italian inspired snacks crafted from durum wheat semolina flour and baked as a better-for-you snacking alternative. Borne out of the hills of Tuscany, Pasta Chips were inspired by Italy’s gently baked fresh pasta, often drizzled with olive oil and served up in traditional osterias. Pasta Chips was the first to recreate this rich, traditional food, made with premium semolina flour, ancient grains, and Italian herbs that have been celebrated for over 800 years. Whether straight from the bag, dipped or dressed, and served, they are a great source of protein and contain 60 percent less fat than potato chips and 20 percent less fat than pita chips. In eight flavors inspired by the sauces and tastes of Italy – Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Herb, Garlic Olive Oil, Mediterranean Sea Salt, and the brand’s newest flavor innovations, Rosemary and two Veggie variations: Spinach-Broccoli-Kale and Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper – Pasta Chips are available in the deli section of major retailers across the nation. Pasta Bow Ties, the brand’s newest innovation in the pasta snacking category is created with the same baked fresh pasta dough in a fun and stylish bowtie-shaped puffed chips. Crafted from durum wheat semolina flour and farro, a higher protein grain for a more nutrient-dense product; and then baked with fine seasonings reminiscent of regional Italian favorites these chips offer a robust taste and crispy texture throughout. Pasta Bow Ties in four classic flavors: Meatball Parm, Creamy Ranch, Homey Butter, and Smooth Cheddar. With only 120 calories per serving, and a similar carbohydrate count to most options in the chip aisle, this delicious, satisfying snack offers consumers a guilt-free form of snacking. Both Pasta Chips and Pasta Bow Ties are made with all-natural ingredients and are non-GMO, OUD Kosher certified, and cholesterol-free. Additionally, select flavors of both lines are vegan. For more information about Pasta Chips or Pasta Bow Ties, please visit www.pastachips.com and www.bowtiesnacks.com.

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