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