Headquartered in Madison, New Jersey, Like Air Puffcorn is an innovative snack company that is transforming the better-for-you snacking space. Founded in 2020 by co-founders Steven Atieh, Kevin Atieh, and Allison Lin, Like Air Puffcorn has quickly become a leader in gluten-free, allergen-friendly snacks that don’t compromise on flavor.
At the heart of Like Air’s success is its signature Baked Puffcorn, an airy, gluten-free snack made from non-GMO corn that literally melts in your mouth. Unlike traditional popcorn, Like Air Puffcorn contains no hard hulls or kernels that can get stuck in teeth. With only 50 calories per serving and three delicious flavors – Butter & Salt, Pancake, and American Cheddar – Like Air Puffcorn proves that better-for-you snacking can be delicious and satisfying.
The co-founders of Like Air bring a diverse set of experiences to the company. Steven Atieh has a background spanning investment banking, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods. He previously served as CFO of Eyetech and held various roles at Bank of America.
Kevin Atieh also has experience in finance and corporate development, having worked at Credit Karma, Guild Education, and Ares Management.
Rounding out the founding team is COO Allison Lin, who has over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, and project management. Her diverse experience includes roles at Hearsay Systems, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and the Fulbright Program.
Together, the co-founders saw an opportunity to disrupt the better-for-you snack market by creating an innovative product that didn’t force consumers to compromise between health and flavor. After extensive R&D, they perfected their air puffing technology to create Like Air Puffcorn – an irresistible snack made with simple, non-GMO ingredients.
In just over two years, Like Air Puffcorn has expanded into stores across the country. It is now available online through Amazon and Sam’s Club and can be found in major grocery chains like Kroger, ShopRite, and Giant. As a gluten-free, allergen-friendly snack, Like Air has appealed to a wide range of consumers seeking healthier snack options.
The brand offers three flavors – Butter & Salt, Pancake, and American Cheddar. The Butter & Salt variety emulates the taste of movie theater popcorn but without artificial ingredients. Pancake Puffcorn provides a sweet and salty flavor reminiscent of pancakes with maple syrup. The American Cheddar option features the rich taste of premium white cheddar cheese. All flavors are free from the 7 major allergens as well as artificial flavors and preservatives.
With strong demand from retailers and consumers alike, Like Air Puffcorn is primed for even wider distribution. Thanks to the diverse experience of its co-founders and an innovative product that meets multiple consumer needs, this better-for-you snack brand seems poised to continue revolutionizing the snack aisle.