Taali, the foods company from Y Combinator’s W2019 batch, is creating popcorn from roasted water lily seeds.
What do they do?
Taali offers six different flavors:
- Salt & Pepper
- Tangy Tumeric
- White Cheddar
- Tikka Masala
- Sriracha Spice
- Himalayan Pink Salt
They make the popcorn by slow-roasting the water lily seeds which helps give them a crunchy texture. The popcorn is non GMO and all ingredients are whole and natural. Each bag also has 6 grams of protein and no trans fats.
You can currently buy a 4-pack of Taalis for $18.04 on Amazon.
Food startups are starting to see the value in offering organic products as a healthier alternative snack. Although the price points are a bit high, my hope is that companies will put more of a focus on how to produce healthier content for cheaper, resulting in lower prices for consumers. However, I still think we’re a ways away from achieving that goal.