About

About

Nazqiz is a San Francisco company founded in 2013 by Ronald Flores, a Peruvian entrepreneur, that has lived in San Francisco, CA since 2001. When Ronald noticed that there weren't any of the traditional Peruvian snacks here in the United States, he decided to start his own company so he could share them with you! Nazqiz was created with the vision of bringing simple, healthy, unique and amazing traditional tasting Peruvian snacks to the U.S. markets and beyond.

Qancha is a healthier, sophisticated version of the very popular Peruvian toasted corn called Cancha, which is a snack that has been an essential part of the Peruvian diet for centuries. We want to bring you a little taste of history in a simple yet delicious snack, just the way the Incans liked it! 

 Testimonials

“The zesty chimichurri flavoring balances out the crunch of the
toasted corn really well.” - Brand New Foods

“It may not have a “u,” but Qancha gets an ‘A’.” - NY Daily News

“Corn nuts that are good for you? True story. Chomp on Qancha
chimichurri-flavored air-toasted kernels, made with super healthy
avocado oil. Yum.” - 7x7 Magazine

"It's amazing that something this tasty is as healthy as it is! It's
so crunchy!" - Kelley Martino, Vegetarian

Qancha is an air-toasted, vegan-friendly corn snack which comes in three delicious flavors: Original, Picante and Chimichurri. Qancha is made from Chulpe corn, an heirloom varietal grown in the Peruvian Andes.

As for our future plans, we have many more snacks in the works based on Peruvian ingredients not commonly known to North America or other continents.

Our Name

Nazqiz is named after the pre-Incan civilization-Nazca from Peru. This ancient civilization is most famously known for their large hieroglyphics about 400km south of Lima, Peru called the Nazca lines. The Nazca lines date back to 2000 B.C. and are among the most amazing enigmas of archeology by virtue of their large size, the quantity of the line drawings as well as the unique fact that the lines can only be seen from above.

Our Mission

At Nazqiz we are proud of our Andean heritage. All of the ancient
Andean cultures (including the Nazca culture) harmoniously coexisted
with nature.

Our mission is to bring back the ancestral ingredients that the people used for fuel and nourishment centuries ago. Through our products we strive to leave a positive impression ​of culinary treasures and magnificent Peruvian culture.

Where Are We Now?

Qancha is currently available in select stores throughout the Bay Area. Our goal is to expand into even more locations so we can share a healthy snacks with you! If you would like to see Qancha in stores near you, let us know where you are!

Why We Need Your Support

Our Qancha is so tasty that we can't keep up with orders anymore! Your support will help finance the downpayment of a popper machine that will allow us to expand production and meet our customers' demand.

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Risks and challenges

We believe that we have done everything we can to reduce the risks and challenges associated with growing this company.

Because we ship the Chulpe corn from the Peruvian Andes, there is the risk of inconsistent supply. This would happen because of a growing demand for Qancha, and the time it would take to bring the corn over seas. However, we have made sure to have enough supply to fill the backer gifts and more.

Additionally, the machine needed to ramp up production will be vital for fulfilling our backer orders in a timely manner. This would mean that production would be slow until the new machine arrived. Once the new machine is put to work though, production would speed up tremendously, and Qancha would be shipped out quicker!

Finally, because this company is run by a small group of people, filling orders may take time. We believe we have accounted for the time it will take, but we will be open and honest about how production is going and if we are on track to shipping out the Qancha in the time we planned.

We are excited to launch this Kickstarter and spread the word about Qancha and Peruvian food. We will make sure to be involved with our backers during this campaign and beyond it. We are open to any feedback you are willing to give us!

Thanks again for viewing our Kickstarter. We hope you choose to back our amazing product!

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    Eternal gratitude - Your contribution will allow you to support Qancha and stay connected with our exclusive Kickstarter updates.

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    Single Tasting - You will receive TWO (1 oz) package of our Original Qancha. Don't you want to try all of our flavors though?
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    SPECIAL OFFER - The first 100 backers will receive FOUR (1 oz) packages of Qancha: (2) Original, (1) Picante and (1) Chimichurri. But is that really enough? You know you'll crave more!
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    SPECIAL OFFER -The first 100 backers will receive SEVEN (1 oz) packages of Qancha: (3) Original, (2) Picante and (2) Chimichurri.

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    Two-Pack -You will receive SIX (1 oz) packages of Qancha: (2) Original, (2) Picante and (2) Chimichurri.

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    Extra Special - Need a way to carry around all your favorite snacks? We've got you covered! You will receive ONE Qancha tote bag and SIX (1 oz) packages of Qancha: (2) Original, (2) Picante and (2) Chimichurri.

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    Extra Special - Authentic Peruvian Snack Combo and a tote bag to carry around all your goodies. You will receive ONE Qancha tote bag, TWELVE (1 oz) packages of Qancha: (6) Original, (3) Picante and (3) Chimichurri, SIX (1 oz.) Fava Beans with Sea Salt and SIX (12 fl oz.) Inca Chicha Morada (a sweet Peruvian beverage made from Peruvian purple corn, Non-alcoholic). Mmmmmm Delicious!! All products are made in USA.
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    SUPER Extra Special - Authentic Peruvian Snack Combo and a tote bag to carry around all your goodies. You will receive ONE Qancha tote bag, TWENTY FOUR (1 oz) packages of Qancha: (12) Original, (6) Picante and (6) Chimichurri, TWELVE (1 oz.) Fava Beans with Sea Salt and TWELVE (12 fl oz.) Inca Chicha Morada (a sweet Peruvian beverage made from Peruvian purple corn, Non-alcoholic). Mmmmmm Delicious!! All products are made in USA.
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    CREATIVE CHEF - Share your ultimate recipe for Qancha and Ronald will create a batch just for you! With your pledge you will also receive ONE box of Qancha (15 packages of each flavor)!

    BONUS: If we like your recipe enough, it might just become our next hit flavor and your name will appear on each package!

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    LUXURY OFFER - Enjoy a home-cooked Peruvian dinner meticulously prepared by the owner himself (vegetarians welcome)! Ronald will come to your Californian home and cook a dinner for you and 7 of your closest friends!

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    SPECIAL OFFER - The first 100 backers will receive TWO (1 oz) packages of our Original Qancha.
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