SNACKING WITH AN UPSIDE
American businesses and farms spend $218 billion a year, growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten. Kazoo is on a mission to change that. The Kazoo team identified a corn germ material that was going to waste and figured out a way to turn it into a value-added snack with nutritional benefits.
Kazoo partnered with Mattson to assist them with commercializing their benchtop recipe. The Mattson team identified a manufacturing partner, and conducted virtual plant trial support and optimization during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to fine-tuning the tortilla chip during the scale-up process, Mattson worked with Kazoo to develop four seasoning blends for the chips.
Each great tasting 11oz. bag of chips achieves a water footprint savings of 20 gallons and delivers more protein and fiber than conventional chips. The Kazoo team is currently conducting sales calls and the product should be on shelf at key retailers in fall 2020.
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