We tested a number of Kay’s Naturals cereals and Cracker and were quite impressed with the flavor and nutritional content. All the products have a high protein content with approximately ten grams of protein per 1 oz. This is very impressive.
Before getting too involved in testing such a variety of products, as I felt so many of these would great for kids, I needed to ensure the purity of the products. I had the opportunity to speak the owner and founder, Dr. Massoud Kazemzadeh (Dr. Kay), and I asked all my questions with the end result of being well-informed and at ease about pursuing the testing personally and with other celiacs.
The doctor informed that all his products test under 5 ppm, and his facility became 100% dedicated GF two years ago, as he concluded this was the best way to go since the company manufactures only gluten-free products.
Prior to that, a few of his products tested near 30 ppm and he was at a loss as to where this high count was coming from. He had every ingredient tested and all came in under the 5 ppm, except his source for almond flour. Since then, this has been resolved and he’s had standards set which are very well known. He assured me his soy isolate is the best, as its source is Solae, where they produce soy and nothing else.
With my mind at ease, I proceeded to test the products, and I was more than impressed with all I had at hand. The cinnamon toast pretzels taste like mini “cinnabons.” 1.5 oz. has only 9 g carbs, 10 g protein and 6 g sugar). Any child or adult would enjoy these as a quick pick-me-up snack.
They have a large assortment of crackers which are extremely impressive with names like Crispy Parmesan, Chili Nacho Cheese, and Lemon Herb, etc.
My testers felt their cheese chips were the perfect substitute for the long-gone Cheese Nips, which they can no longer eat, and I agree. Without a doubt, kids will enjoy these snacks of approximately 150 calories and 15 g of protein per bag—incredible!
The cereals are much like Cheerios, but better, and come in a variety of flavors and taste delicious alone or with fruit on top. We all agree that Kay’s Naturals (Dr. Kay) has a heartfelt story to share along and deserve our accolades for their products, taste, nutritional content, and well-packaged simple portion sizes.
Dr. Kay worked for years for several Fortune 500 Companies, developing new snacks and cereals for consumers. His wife Linda was a juvenile diabetic, and he was always concerned about the nutritional value of the products he developed—high-carb, low-calorie, and lacking fiber
He saw his wife’s suffering with her illness and saw the need for good products for the diabetic market. He shared his views with Linda and they agreed to start a company offering healthier options. They registered “Kay’s Naturals,” and he began creating prototypes. Unfortunately his wife passed away from complications with diabetes. Years later, Dr. Kay’s and Linda’s dream was rekindled, and he understood the dire need for healthier snacks and cereals and the need to help diabetics. Dr. Kay is remarried to attorney Ann Jones who eventually took over the company, pursuing the plan Dr. Kay and Linda created, and now Dr. Kay can devote time to product development. They currently offer 12 gluten-free and diabetic-friendly (low-carb and low-sugar) products, and he assures me he has no intention of quitting. He is proud to state that his products are now staple in diets addressing obesity, another concern he’s currently at the helm of.
This company, the food, and this incredible man, Dr. Massoud Kazemzadeh (Dr. Kay) are to be commended for exceptional products and purpose.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.