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Jackson Reamer Passes on but His Legacy Will Continue to Grow

It is with an immeasurable sadness and absolutely broken hearts that we share the news that our 16 year old son Jackson passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 13th due to complications from his disease, Aicardi Goutieres Syndrome. Although his life has passed from us, his light and love will forever live on in our lives and the lives of his sisters Ella and Olivia and his brother Charlie. We are infinitely better for having been loved by him and for having loved him.

Jackson was the very embodiment of perseverance and determination. His legacy and our company – Jackson’s Honest – rests on the same foundation of perseverance and determination that he exhibited every day in his fight against his rare disease. Although all of us at Jackson’s Honest grieve and mourn deeply right now, our resolve to bring his story, our mission, and these products to other families has only been strengthened by his passing. Your support of our family and our mission has been overwhelmingly humbling; please know that our gratitude is unending.

With love,
Megan & Scott Reamer

Obituary, Denver Post

Jackson's Honest gearing up for another Ride The Rockies cycling tour

Ride The Rockies

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The countdown is on for one of Colorado’s signature summer events: Ride The Rockies. This annual weeklong cycling event through the Rocky Mountains launches its 32nd tour Sunday, June 10 from Alamosa with stops along the 447-mile route in the following mountain communities: Pagosa Springs, Durango, Ridgway, Montrose, Gunnison and Salida.

And Jackson’s Honest will be there the whole way. For the second straight year, Jackson’s Honest will provide snack-size bags of coconut oil potato chips (five flavors in all!) at an aid station each day of the tour for the approximately 2,000 cyclists.

Also, cyclists, volunteers, friends, family and the community at large can find the Jackson’s Honest tent at the entertainment site in each town along the tour. Coconut oil chips and a variety of swag, including limited-edition Jackson’s Honest cycling jerseys, can be found there.

Speaking of jerseys, cyclists should keep an eye out on the course for the fella in Jackson’s Honest red. He will be ready to answer any questions about the Jackson's Honest coconut oil potato chips as well as the story and mission behind them as he pedals each day of the seven-day tour.

Rejoining the Ride The Rockies tour as a sponsor was a no-brainer, said Jackson's Honest founder/CEO Megan Reamer, who started the business of The Original Coconut Oil Chip in 2012 from her home kitchen in Crested Butte, Colo. The family business started as she and her husband looked to incorporate healthy fats into the diet of their four children, one of whom is stricken with a rare autoimmune disease.

"Jackson's Honest is thrilled again to sponsor the Colorado institution that is Ride The Rockies," said Reamer. "We hope the 2,000-plus cyclists who pedal across our great state this summer will enjoy our coconut oil potato chips — and the clean source of fuel from healthy, plant-based, saturated fat — at an aid station each day of the tour. Can’t wait to get out there!”

Crested Butte is no stranger to Ride The Rockies. The scenic mountain town — “The Last Great Colorado Ski Town" — has played host to the tour four times, most recently 2015. Of those four occasions, Ride The Rockies has started twice in Crested Butte (2001 and 2011).

This year, the tour stops on Saturday, June 17 (Day 6) in Gunnison, which is located merely 28 miles south of Crested Butte.

“We’ve seen firsthand here in Crested Butte what kind of positive energy and community impact Ride The Rockies can bring to a small Colorado town,” said Reamer. “It’s a privilege to sponsor this signature Colorado event 
— and to nourish all those hungry cyclists with healthy, plant-based, saturated fats!”

Local hotels, restaurants and retailers in each host community benefit from an estimated $250,000 in economic impact every day of the tour. Increasing this impact, The Denver Post Community Foundation will award a $5,000 grant to a nonprofit organization in each host town.

Follow the June 10-17 tour with Jackson's Honest here: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

New Flavors of Tortilla Chips!

Jackson's Honest Tortilla Chips

Just in time for spring, Jackson’s Honest has unveiled four new flavors of tortilla chips made with nutrient-dense, organic coconut oil and packed with healthy, plant-based, saturated fat.

To its colorful lineup of restaurant-style tortilla chips in 10-ounce bags that already includes Yellow Corn and Blue Corn, Jackson’s Honest has added Sprouted Red Corn Tortilla Chips. Like the Yellow Corn and Blue Corn, the new Sprouted Red Corn Tortilla Chips retail at $4.99. Also like the Yellow Corn and Blue Corn, the new Sprouted Red Corn Tortilla Chips are seasoned with Real Salt brand sea salt, which is unrefined and full of natural minerals.

New to the Jackson’s Honest lineup of tortilla chips this year is sprouted corn. As their name suggests, the Sprouted Red Corn Tortilla Chips include sprouted red corn. The spouting process unlocks some of the seed’s nutrients while also lending the finished chip a deeper, nuttier flavor.

The Sprouted Red Corn Tortilla Chips from Jackson’s Honest are Non-GMO Project Verified and, of course, include no artificial colors to achieve their nearly burgundy hue.

To parallel its offerings in restaurant-style tortilla chips, Jackson’s Honest has added three flavors of seasoned tortilla chips to its portfolio of coconut oil chips.

The Lime & Sea Salt Tortilla Chips are made with heritage, stone-ground, organic white corn. When it comes to chips and dip — be it salsa, hummus, guacamole, bean, queso — the Lime & Sea Salt Tortilla Chips make for a clean, crispy canvas. They’re entirely snack-worthy on the their own, too.

The Salsa Fresca Tortilla Chips are not entirely new. First offered by Jackson’s Honest in 10-ounce bags, these chips seasoned with a proprietary blend of spices quickly developed a near cult following. To allow for a more pleasant snacking experience, Jackson’s Honest has repackaged the Salsa Fresca Tortilla Chips in 5.5-ounce bags.

With its third flavor of seasoned tortilla chips, Jackson’s Honest went sweet with Maple Cinnamon Churro Tortilla Chips, which include organic maple syrup. These chips are sure to earn their share of enthusiasts, much like the Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips did upon their release last autumn.

All three of the flavored tortilla chips from Jackson’s Honest retail for $3.99 in 5.5-ounce bags. Each flavor is certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and gluten-free.

In March 2017, the new Sprouted Red Corn Tortilla Chips, Lime & Sea Salt Tortilla Chips, Salsa Fresca Tortilla Chips and Maple Cinnamon Churro Tortilla Chips started to hit the shelves of Natural Grocers and Whole Foods (Rocky Mountain region). All of the new coconut oil tortilla chips will be available at jacksonshonest.com on March 31.

Like its complete line of potato chips and tortilla chips, the new tortilla chips are cooked in small batches “low and “slow” in nutrient-dense, organic coconut oil, which packs the chips with healthy, plant-based, saturated fat.

 

About Jackson’s Honest

Jackson’s Honest offers 10-plus varieties of organic and Non-GMO Project Verified potato chips and tortilla chips, each cooked “low and slow” in organic coconut oil for the utmost in flavor and nutrition. Jackson’s Honest started in 2012 in Crested Butte, Colo., where founder/CEO Megan Reamer and her husband first started frying chips in their kitchen as a way to incorporate healthy, saturated fats into the diet of their four children, one of whom is stricken with a rare autoimmune disease. Jackson’s Honest can now be found nationwide in 3,000-plus stores from larger chains to local co-ops and also online, including jacksonshonest.com.