1. 6.12.17

    Oh my Ghee? Really? What is the Big Deal About a Ghee Popcorn?



    It looks like butter, its comes from butter, it smells like butter, didn’t my doctor tell me to take it easy on butter?

    A staple in traditional Indian cooking and Ayurvedic medicine, ghee is made through a simple process of boiling butter for a prolonged period of time and then pouring off the impurities that rise to the top, namely the proteins (casein and whey) and the milk solids (which includes lactose). What is left is basically a pure combination of fats that don’t contain any milk residue. By removing the milk residue you are removing most of its allergens and are thus making it easier to digest. Also the modified or ‘clarified’ butter now has a unique combination of fats which is now richer in short-chain, medium chain fatty acids and butyrate than when it was in its original form. The finished ghee has a perfect nutty hint and super intense butter flavor.

    Making ghee was originally done in Indian cooking to prevent butter spoilage in warm weather but it went on to be used in their holistic medicine for centuries mainly as a therapeutic and digestive agent. Ghee is considered to possess the essence or sap of all plants and is a sattvic food, promoting positivity and spiritual growth. Today, ghee is loved in many diets because of its fats, many believe that good fats in proportion are a very necessary part of a healthy diet. Organic ghee, coconut oil, avocados, nuts and eggs are all back in vogue. With animal products in particular, as a vegetarian, I believe that animal welfare is so important to me so free range and organic are what I look for. In the case of our ghee, which comes from our friends at Fourth and Heart, when the original organic butter is derived from year round grass raised cattle from the sunny slopes of New Zealand that graze on pastures not treated with herbicides and pesticides the cows have to be happy, and I like to believe it makes for a better product. Then you pair it with Himalayan salt and the perfectly popped freshest organic popcorn and you have something you can feel really good about eating.

    We always try and make the absolute best products and love any feedback from you whether you agree or disagree :)!











  2. 12.30.16

    The Green Elephant – A Better Potato Chip and So Much More!

    It all started way back in 2005 as a concept of making iconic American snack foods better for you. A holistic mission to provide options to consumers that made their world a little less evil. Before we launched a potato chip we largely stayed away from anything that was cooked in oil. We prided ourselves on air-popping our popcorn (which we still believe is the best and tastiest way to make popcorn) and we puffed a bean chip in hot air that was higher in protein and lower in fat. But as we fine-tuned our approach to our chips we really realized from our customers that snacking is all about flavor, and while a bean chip is nice idea, it just is not indulgent enough.  While the roots of the company featured snacks that were lower in fat and calories, we began to realize that some fat was ok as long as it came from a quality ingredient and that it was sourced responsibly. Snacking in its essence was not about perfect. That if we provided organic, non gmo verified ingredients that came from better ingredients our customers would respond. Choices that were good for the planet was also very important for the customer and company both.

    So now here we are and here comes the Green Elephant. Let’s not fool anyone the product comes from a potato. While the potato is not a nutritional power house vegetable like some of the greens in its family, it has played a very important role in providing nutrition to countless civilizations over the last 5000+ years it has been around. It is a quality starch and a medium potato  contains good percentages of your daily intake of dietary fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.  This mud dweller is no dud.

    But what makes the Green Elephant more special is the other ingredients we use and the special cause it supports.

    We use organic, cold pressed high oleic Sunflower oil which we believe to be the best oil to slow cook potato chips. The oil is cold pressed from organic sunflower seeds, is light, odorless and has a delicate delicious flavor. The oil is low in saturated fat and contains both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. High oleic sunflower oil is particularly  high in monounsaturated fats (which are good) and has a smoke point of 450 F. The stability, flavor and high smoke point of high oleic organic sunflower oil makes it the best oil to cook potato chips in.

    The chips are then dusted with just the right about of Himalayan pink mineral salt. This salt is believed to be purest form of salt available and has a composition very similar to ours.

    As for the seasonings we use ingredients like organic apple cider vinegar (a health store favorite) for the vinegar is our salt and vinegar and organic honey (a staple in any healthy pantry) and jalapeño for the other flavor.

    When all these organic and/or non-gmo verified ingredients are combined you get one delicious potato chip.

    Besides being a better potato chip, we really believe the Green Elephant cause is one you should care about. LESSEREVIL will join with distributors and retailers to donate a portion of sales on every bag (not profits) to the cause.

    Elephant are emblematic of goodness in Africa and are among the smartest creatures on this planet, and they really need our help right now. The demand for ivory and their landscapes has their populations dwindling quickly. Save The Elephants is a cause that focuses on the ivory poaching crisis. It was launched 2013, it and the Elephant Crisis Fund in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Network are really starting to fuel the growing coalition of organisations that are working to stop the killing, stop the trafficking and end the demand for ivory. 100% of funds raised reach the field and they are making a big difference.

    The Green Elephant, full of flavor with just the right amount of goodness.


  3. 12.15.16

    Introducing Himalayan Gold. Why we think you will love it.

    We know the popcorn category is crowded and the last thing our retailers and our customers need is another packaged popcorn. So whatever we do in popcorn has to bring innovation, be nutritious and taste amazing. Here is what we hope you will like about about our latest product release:

    1. We wanted it to taste like butter but continue to use organic coconut oil instead of butter. As much as we love the taste of extra virgin coconut oil not everyone likes it as much as they like the taste of butter. This tastes exactly like butter!
    2. This combines the nutritious qualities of organic coconut oil but uses real botanical extracts to mimic a butter flavor. So its dairy free and after you eat the whole bag you won’t feel like you have eaten a tub of ice cream like movie theatre popcorn does.
    3. Of course its air popped so if you think that one of favorite articles is close to right (see attached) you feel pretty good about eating this. http://www.today.com/health/popcorn-healthy-veggies-depends-how-you-pop-it-t73016
    4. Its organic so you can feel good about no pesticides and herbicides on your food and what it means for the planet!
    5. As usual we use Himalayan salt!

    It’s available on our website right now. Get it before we ship to your favorite store.

    As always please, please, please let us know what you think… My phone number and email address is below!

    [email protected]



  4. 12.5.16

    Why should you buy LesserEvil Popcorn?

    Mix of Single Serve Popcorn Bags Perfect for School Lunches

    Let’s face it, we are not the only popcorn selection when you are shopping at your favorite store so we need to continually  prove why we are the best selection for you and your family.

    So here is a little post about why our popcorn should be a steady in your pantry.

    1. We are organic. There are many reasons why you should care but here are our top 3. Conventional popcorn is notoriously a dirty crop, there are lots of chemicals are sprayed on it. Check out this article that gets into it a little: http://grist.org/article/checkout-line-iffy-pop/ .  Secondly, when you choose organic there are other benefits like more nutrients—vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients—than commercially grown foods because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards. And third its good for our planet; it protects ecosystems, reduces pollution and preserves agricultural diversity.
    2. We use only the best oils. Like organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil and avocado oil. They have nutritional properties.
    3. We air pop. Air popped popcorn is much lighter and lower in fat and calories. It’s also healthier. Please read: http://www.today.com/health/popcorn-healthy-veggies-depends-how-you-pop-it-t73016
    4. We use Himalayan salt. Here is why you should care and why you should use it everywhere in your kitchen! http://www.naturalnews.com/028724_Himalayan_salt_sea.html
    5. We manufacture our popcorn in our own very clean SQF, organic, kosher facility. Because we are a small company quality control is everything to us. Heck we even support our local communities by employing 60+ employees.
    6. We stand behind our products. If you are not happy, we will make you happy. Period.

    Hope this little checklist helps.

    If you ever want to call us with suggestions, thoughts or just need a pick me up, you know where to find us!





  5. 12.5.16

    LesserEvil’s Earth to Table Quality Commitment

    With so many ingredients in foods these days, it’s hard as a consumer to know if what you are eating nourishes your body. At LesserEvil, we are trying to earn your trust by continuing to use only what is good for you and the planet. We start by sourcing foods that are non-genetically modified and we proudly certify. We then try to find organic ingredients if possible, and most importantly we look for foods that offer high target nutritional value. Once we have the ingredients we bake, never fry. We as a company also think that maltodextrin, yeast extract, refined sugar and gluten should not be part of something you feed your family and friends. Dedicated to high quality and pure ingredients, we pride ourselves on having an earth to table quality commitment.

    We’ve outlined a few of the bad ingredients we’re devoted to staying away from. We’re honest with our ingredients, because we have nothing to hide:

    Maltodextrin is a white powder made from rice, corn, or potato starch, and functions as a food thickener or filler. More and more natural foods are shying away from Maltrodextrin because it is believed to be somewhat artificial. It’s in everything from salad dressings, to snacks, to cereal. Some experience digestive issues when they’ve consumed Maltodextrin.

    Yeast Extract contains free glutamate, or MSG. Everyone knows to avoid MSG as much as possible, but some companies have found loopholes to avoid the label. MSG functions as a flavor enhancer and gives unhealthy foods an addictive quality to keep people coming back for more. We strive to keep our customers coming back for more without MSG, or any other dangerous ingredients. We’re completely MSG-free, no loopholes or deceiving labeling here.

    Refined Sugars have been linked to everything from weight gain to heart disease. Processed foods everywhere contain refined sugars, and lead to raised blood sugar, and a higher risk of diabetes among other chronic problems. People everywhere are trying to kick the sugar habit, and switch to healthier options. Refined white sugar is mostly sucrose, and contains no nutritional value, equaling empty calories. LesserEvil snacks contain no refined sugars, and we’re committed to staying that way.

    Every LesserEvil snack is Gluten-Free. Celiac Disease is on the rise, and can cause for some terrible discomfort. Gluten can be tough to digest for many, as there’s an alarmingly growing population of people with Gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity causes for bloating, stomach pain and fatigue, and diarrhea. Packed with fiber, flavor, and crunch, our snacks are delightfully light, and safe for anyone with a gluten-free diet or celiac disease.

    We’re totally GMO-free. You won’t find any genetically modified organisms in any of our snacks. We’re committed to the NON GMO Project, and you can find us proudly labeled as such on each bag. More and more, GMOs are connected to health problems and environmental damage. There are restrictions or bans against GMOs in over 60 countries, but GMOs still find their way into as much as 80% of processed foods. You’ll never find GMOs in our snacks, and we’re proud to display our healthy ingredients.

    LesserEvil is committed to being truly empty-calorie free. With none of the bad stuff listed above finding its way into our products, you can eat our snacks without guilt, and know you’re being good to your body.  When you eat our snacks, you’re getting something in return. You aren’t just eating and consuming empty calories with no nutritional value or benefit. Free of artificial sweeteners, refined sugar, Gluten, Corn, Soy, and Maltodextrin, our products are the new class of snacks.

  6. 6.29.16

    Take your Breakfast Bowl from eh to wow!


    At LesserEvil we recognize a balanced breakfast provides a smart start to your day. We realize finding the best choices might not always be easy to do so we have created a simple yet delicious way for you to take your breakfast to the next level.

    So many breakfast choices suffer from carbohydrate overload, quick release carbs that don’t do anything for your body. Our breakfast bowl recipe provides substantial protein, slow release carbohydrates, whole grains as well as a full day’s dose of non dairy probiotics!


    1/2 C whole grain rolled oats (not quick cook)
    1 C water or almond milk
    1-2 T sweetener of your choice (we love coconut sugar but zero calorie stevia works well too)
    1 C mixed nuts and seeds (chia, hemp, walnuts, almonds)
    1/2 C mixed fruit (bananas, blueberries, your choice)
    3 LesserEvil That’s a Good Cookies crumbled (available here)

    How to:

    Prepare the oats according to manufacturer instructions, combining the liquid and oats.

    Stir in sweetener of choice

    Top with fruit, nuts, seeds and crumbled cookies! It’s just that simple!




  7. 4.28.15

    Meet the Newest Members of the Buddha Bowl Family

    What’s new at LesserEvil? The last two products we launched were Himalayan Pink and Sweetness which cam out in the spring of 2014. Both made with organic coconut oil and Himalayan salt. The spring of 2015 is all about raw avocado oil and bringing some new flavors to the organic coconut oil family! We are excited to introduce you to Avocado-liscous, Classic Cheddah and Bonsai.

    Avocado-liscious uses the same general idea of our coconut oil flavors. A raw cold pressed extra virgin avocado oil is sprinkled all over the air popped kernels and it’s then dusted with Himalayan salt. The oil is created by cold pressing the flesh of the avocados at a temperature under 113F. We are proud to say in each bag is the oil of more than 1.25 avocados! The oil is full of the goodness of avocados. High in vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, beta sitosterol and lutein. Bringing raw avocado oil to organic popcorn has the makings of some the of most nutritous snack food around.

    The Classic Cheddah flavor was a must because we knew we needed a cheddar popcorn. Our friends and family had been asking for it. The beauty of this is that its organic, so you don’t have to worry about rBST and other junk in the cheese. We also make this with organic coconut oil and Himalayan salt so its more nutritious than other cheese popcorns. Your kids will love it.

    Finally there is Bonsai. It’s LesserEvil’s first attempt at a spicy popcorn and we think we have nailed it. Wasabi can be an intense flavor profile but we think we have come up with just the right flavor to delight both the hardcore wasabi lovers and those that are a little more timid. Our kids even love it! This baby is organic too so you can rest assured we use clean ingredients.

    LesserEvil Healthy Brands is based in Danbury, Connecticut and is devoted to producing unique, healthy & flavorful foods with real nutritional value. We manufacture out own products which supports the local community while controlling our own food safety and quality. At LesserEvil we also believe in sourcing ethical and organic ingredients and we support farmers here in the United States. All LesserEvil snacks are gluten-free & Non-GMO Project verified. Enjoy life its delicious.

  8. 4.17.14

    What is Super 4?

    At or coming to a supermarket near you, check out the new superhero snack food: Super 4. Available in 3 flavors of Cheesy Nacho, Kale & Roasted Garlic, and Roasted Red Pepper, this snack has all the taste and crunch you satisfy. A unique discovery of health and flavor that seriously stands out from the rest, Super 4 is power-full of ingredients like white beans, quinoa, lentils, and chia seed, among many others. Loaded with energy, clean ingredients, and alkaline so that it combats acidity, empower yourself with this super snack.

    White Beans are a fat-blasting, healthy carb that boosts metabolism and provides the body with multiple health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and protein, White Beans rank low on the glycemic index and help regulate fat storage in the body. White Beans also deliver a good supply of magnesium and help detoxify your body.

    Quinoa is the Supergrain we should all be eating. Containing almost twice as much fiber as most other grains, and all nine essential amino acids, Quinoa helps prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol, and may help you lose weight. It makes you feel fuller, longer, and is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. What’s not to love?!

    Lentils and chia seeds are two super ingredients to our Super 4. Lentils are low in calories, high in nutrition, and can be incorporated into hundreds of easy meals.  Like quinoa, lentils help reduce blood cholesterol and heart disease. They promote heart health by being a great source of folate and magnesium. Lentils help regulate digestive issues, and stabilize blood sugar by slowing down digestion and keeping blood sugar controlled.  Similar to all of the ingredients listed before, chia seeds are packed with nutritional goodness. Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, lots of dietary fiber, and calcium, chia seeds are the perfect tasteless topping. You can add chia seeds to salads, toast, or smoothies for an easy way to get the health benefits without any nasty flavor or taste.

    As always, LesserEvil Snacks stays away from all the bad things like Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Refined Sugar, gluten, corn, soy and anything else that could be genetically modified. This snack also stays away from all of the major allergens (except for the Cheesy Nacho flavor which does have cheese.) We steer clear of peanuts, dairy, eggs, shellfish, soy and nuts.

    As you can see, our Super 4 is certainly in a league of its own. Not only does it taste good, Super 4 is truly good for you. Did we mention the irresistible crunch? In 3 delicious flavors anyone can enjoy, Super 4 is your new powerhouse snack.

  9. 4.17.14

    Meet the Buddha

    What’s new at LesserEvil? We’re all about raising the bar in healthy snacks, and we’re committed to changing the way people think about snacking.  Gone are the days of feeling guilty or ashamed because you opened a bag of popcorn, and gone are the days of feeling heavy and uncomfortable after snacking. Himalayan Pink Popcorn is your new way to snack.

    We’re changing the snack game with our two newest popcorn lines, Buddha Bowl: Himalayan Pink and Himalayan Sweetness. This popcorn exemplifies the true meaning of simple snacking. Made with only 3 ingredients, there’s nothing inside this bag you can’t pronounce or understand. Made from Himalayan Mineral Salt, Organic Popcorn, and Organic Coconut Oil, Buddha Bowl is perfectly pure. Snacking should be easy, with no gimmicks, and that’s exactly what we’re going for.

    Himalayan Pink Mineral Salt is said to be the truest and purest form of salt on the planet. Packed with health benefits like the ability to strengthen bones and lower blood pressure, Himalayan Pink salt is prized for its healing and restorative powers. Himalayan Pink Salt fights aging, detoxifies the human body, and pumps your bloodstream with much needed minerals and other bio compounds. It’s no wonder we wanted to incorporate this power ingredient into our newest snack.

    At LesserEvil, we go Organic as much as possible. We’re dedicated to using only the highest quality ingredients. We look to simplify snacks with the purest, most natural ingredients, and we’re devoted to keeping our snacks unmodified, and free of any pesticides or chemicals. Organic foods are known to have more nutritional benefits than their conventionally grown counterparts, and help sustain a stronger, healthier environment.

    Our last ingredient of the three is Organic Coconut Oil. Known for its superfood qualities, Organic Coconut Oil is in a class of its own.  Coconut Oil works to keep weight balanced, fight off infections, and reduce cholesterol, to name a few of the many superpowers it possesses. A heart healthy food, coconut oil fills your body with antioxidants and healthy fats that make you radiate from the inside out.

    That’s it! Our Buddha Bowl Popcorn is an easy choice. We’re not afraid to show our ingredients, especially since there’s only 3. We want complete transparency between our company and our customers as to what goes into our snacks. Nothing left to guessing, everything’s out on the table, we’re purely good tasting and good for you.

    Check out our new Buddha Bowl Popcorn, and purify your cravings with this superfood.




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