Great New Snack Product

Over the last several years, great strides have been made in both the quality and variety of low protein foods. I can remember as a kid growing up with PKU having only two modified low protein food choices available: Aproten Spaghetti and wheat starch. Thankfully, those days are long behind us!

However, even with the advances and improvements to low protein foods in recent years, there was still no Great New Snack Product By Sarah Foster low protein food that satisfied my desire for a salty/savory snack and wouldn’t "break the bank" when it came to my protein allotment for the day.

As many of you know, I am a sales representative for Applied Nutrition Corp., the makers of Complex MSUD® & Energy Option®. I was lucky to have the ear of Rick Finkel, the owner and president of Applied Nutrition. Rick is a great person and always willing to help when he is able. He and Sandra Maltzman, the registered dietitian for Applied Nutrition Corp., went to work in the lab developing the first ever commercially available savory snack food specially formulated to have less than 1 gram of protein per serving.

I’m happy to be able to let the MSUD community know that Rick and Sandy’s work has resulted in a new product called Tangles®, by Maddy’s®. Tangles® are the little puff with the big crunch. They have the crispy texture and zesty taste we've been looking for And are available in three delicious flavors: Smokin’ Bar-B-Q, Salt & Vinegar and Original. They are packaged in a convenient 1 ounce Jumbo Grab bag with only 0.4g of protein and 25 mg of Leucine per bag, and look just like a snack grabbed off the shelf at your local convenience store!

If you’d like more information about Tangles® simply visit or call 1-800-605-0410 and Nichole or Sonja will be happy to help you. I look forward to seeing all of you again in Dublin at the Symposium.


The MSUD Family Support Group is currently funding several research projects and we are proactively looking for researchers interested in developing new treatments or finding a cure for MSUD. Significant funding is necessary if we are to accomplish this goal.
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