Peruvian American Launches Kickstarter to Share Peruvian Cuisine


San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/03/2014 -- One young man's dreams of Peru and its cuisine has led to Ronald Flores, the founder of Nazqiz and creator of Qancha, to start a company that manufactures and distributes specialty snacks made from a heirloom variety of corn (NON GMO) that only grows in the Peruvian Andes and has been consumed since the Incans times centuries ago. He has launched a Kickstarter to fund his dream beginning with Qancha Snacks.

"Being raised in Peru was a culinary luxury," says Flores. "Every day my mother would cook a hot meal consisting of potatoes, rice, vegetables and meats or seafood, and we would always have homemade dessert too. On the weekends, at grandma's house, we had a feast: Ceviche, roasted duck or Pachamanca, a traditional dish cooked in mud pots under the ground! It was amazing no matter what the main dish was and along with them, we would always have Qancha- air-toasted corn snack- to munch on before, during and even after our meal."

Growing up in Lima, Peru, Flores saw the popularity of a staple tasty Peruvian snack called Qancha, and imagined a tremendous opportunity for Peruvian, even food and snacks in the US and global markets. He grew up cooking and eating Qancha at home, using his family's recipes and dreaming of the day he would be able to share his passion for Peruvian food with the world. To craft Qancha, Ronald only uses the highest quality ingredients and a proprietary cooking technique which involves air-toasting the corn and does not involve high oil temperatures or frying.

The dream has begun for him and these healthy snacks are already sold in some gourmet stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

As a start-up they have limited budget and through this Kickstarter campaign they are seeking to get funds to acquire new machines to improve production capability and fulfill the increasing demand.

Angel investors helping fund the Qancha Snacks campaign to the next level will be eligible for perks such as thank you, various packages and flavors of Qancha Snacks, a Qancha tote bag, a chance to create a Qancha flavor and much, much more.

The team also understands not everyone may be able to give money to help the Qancha Snacks project, so they ask that those who cannot give monetarily help by spreading the word about the Qancha Snacks Project online through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr or record a video challenge for Vine, Facebook or Instagram to invite friends to give to or share this Kickstarter fundraiser. Include # QanchaSnacks in all posts.

For more information, visit Qancha - Peruvian corn snack

The company has also attracted media attention since its launching. It is been seen in 7x7, USA Today, SF Chronicle, and others.

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Nazqiz Inc.
1350 35th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

Contact: Ronald Flores
Title: Owner
Phone: 415-420-1680