Our journey began two summers ago when the idea for Quevos fell right onto my plate. I (Zack) have been a type 1 diabetic since I was 11, and I regularly snacked on egg whites because their lack of carbs allowed me to avoid needing an insulin shot. My favorite part of making an omelet was always the flakes of cooked egg white that coated my non-stick pan, which I used as an omelet topping. One summer day, I realized something special about those little egg white bits as I scraped them onto my plate: they crunched like a chip, and yet their calories came entirely from protein.
That’s when I picked up the phone and called my then-best friend and now co-founder (and still best friend) Nick. I was a collegiate distance runner and Nick was a collegiate tennis player, so we were both very focused on fitness and nutrition. I routinely sought low-carb snacks, and Nick was always carrying around protein bars. We knew that egg white chips could be the perfect high-protein, low-carb, all-natural, on-the-go snack for both of us, but would anyone else would want them? Many, many people, DO, it turned out! Currently, the American diet contains far too many simple carbohydrates, not enough protein and a gross excess of processed ingredients. The egg white chip was a perfect solution.