As a program that believes strongly that good food is good medicine, the Good Food Accelerator (GFA) is always searching out early-stage companies that offer delicious but healthier alternatives to foods people love to eat. Get Wild — a woman-owned company founded and run by sisters Nikki Dhuper and Annie Sharma — fits that profile with its tasty, snackable water lily seed puffs.

The owners, currently participating in the GFA’s six-month intensive development curriculum as members of its sixth entrepreneur cohort, tell you what’s good about good food — with a BOGO offer made for the COVID crisis: Buy one six-pack of Get Wild through through the end of April, and the company will donate a second six-pack to a Chicago food bank and frontline workers at NorthShore Hospital.

 Get Wild also recently started selling on Amazon. Learn more in this article by the company’s owners.

We at Get Wild are on a mission to revolutionize guilt-free snacking. We aim to provide nutrient-dense snacks to consumers as alternatives to mainstream commercialized products — offering bold flavors with real ingredients, so consumers can Get Wild with their snacking.

Our first offering is grain-free puffs. These are made with a single ingredient: popped water lily seeds. Known as “food of the Gods” in India, this ancient super-seed is a nutrition powerhouse, which makes Get Wild a great snack to keep in your pantry for yourself and your family during these trying times.

Here are five reasons why:

Loaded with good stuff — Free from the bad

Simply popped, our water lily puffs are light, crunchy and delicious — exactly how a puff should be. They’re not extruded like most other puffs. And with 4 grams of plant-based protein and only 100 calories per serving, Get Wild’s puffs are ideal for the health-conscious consumer who wants a delicious snack that doesn’t weigh you down.

Other health benefits of Get Wild puffs will also take a load off your mind. Since popped water lily seeds are grain-and-gluten-free, they are anti-inflammatory. They are also high in amino acids, antioxidants and micronutrients, including magnesium, manganese and potassium.  They are allergy friendly and contain no artificial ingredients, flavors or preservatives.

By the way, did you know that Get Wild’s puffs contain 50 percent more protein, 67 percent less fat and 20 percent fewer calories than popcorn?

A break from the typical

Made from an exotic super-seed with ancient roots, Get Wild’s puffs make an excellent snack that is, in fact, shelf stable. They also make a great snack for those who are following a Paleo or vegan lifestyle, or prefer a grain- or gluten-free diet. These popped seeds have complex carbohydrates, which means they have a low glycemic index and are satiating. They are also easily digestible, for those with gastric issues.

Take a break from your typical chips, pretzels, and popcorn, and add some nutritious variety to your pantry with Get Wild puffs.

Puffed up with versatility

Get Wild’s puffs have bold flavors and real ingredients that makes them super-versatile. You can tear open a bag and just eat as a snack. You can sprinkle the puffs over a soup or a salad as gluten-free croutons. They can be added to any trail or snack mix to add a delicious crunch.

You can have them as a midday pick-me-up snack, or pair them with your favorite drink for all those virtual happy hours— without guilt! We don’t sacrifice taste for nutrition.

Who says you can’t have your puff, and eat it too?

Excellent for Kids

Our mom used to make these powerhouse puffs for us, to sneak in nutrition when we were snacking. We’ve enjoyed eating them ever since! A great source of plant protein for kids, they are an excellent kernel-free replacement to popcorn, and nutrient-dense compared to other salty snacks on the market.

Our Sea Salt and White Cheddar flavors are especially popular with the kids. Our youngest fan is under 2 years old. 🙂

A BOGO Offer with good vibes

We are a super-new small company. But the trying current situation has presented us with the opportunity to immediately demonstrate our values — enabling consumers to make conscious decisions that benefit themselves and their communities.

With that in mind, and to lead by example, we are donating a six-pack of Get Wild products to a local food bank and frontline workers for every 6-pack we sell on our website through the end of April.

This is the new BOGO: Buy One, Give One! We hope you will help us help those in need, and spread the word!

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