Pasta Chips, an Orlando, Fla-based maker of Italian inspired snacks crafted from durum wheat semolina flour, received $3m in funding.
Backers included Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, Silas Capital and Emil Capital Partners.
The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate the brand’s growth and awareness, to release new pasta product lines and innovations as well as to increase distribution from retailers including Walmart, Costco, Safeway, and more.
Founded by Florida-based entrepreneur Jerry Bello, Pasta Chips and the brand’s new Pasta Bow Ties, offer Italian inspired snacks crafted from durum wheat semolina flour. Pasta Chips are a source of protein, cholesterol-free and contain 60 percent less fat than potato chips and 20 percent less fat than pita chips. They are offered in five flavors inspired by the sauces and tastes of Italy (Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Basil, Garlic Olive Oil and Mediterranean Sea Salt) at major retailers across the nation.