Food Network Features Award-Winning BIGS® Sunflower Seeds

Thanasi Foods Brand of Jumbo-Sized Sunflower Seeds on “Unwrapped”

Online PR News – 02-February-2011 – – Thanasi Foods LLC, a nationally-distributed supplier of branded foods, today announced that its award-winning BIGS® Sunflower Seeds were highlighted on the January 22 episode of Unwrapped on the Food Network. The segment is now available for viewing online on

“Unwrapped captured our scrupulous production process, taking viewers from the fields in Bennett, Colorado, through how our large seeds are separated, fire- roasted and deliciously flavored,” commented Justin Havlick, president, THANASI Foods LLC. “But the part of the segment I enjoyed most was seeing how BIGS Sunflower Seeds are bringing flavor and fun to players and fans at ballparks across America. After all, seeds go hand-in-hand with the sport and spectatorship of baseball.”

BIGS Sunflower Seeds were the first in the category to feature flavor co-brands. BIGS jumbo-sized flavors include Salted & Roasted Original, FRANK'S® REDHOT® Buffalo Wing, Zesty Ranch, Bacon Salt® Sizzlin' Bacon, the world's first bacon-flavored sunflower seed, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, and Vlasic® Dill Pickle, selected by Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert as 2009’s Best New Salty Snack.
About Unwrapped
Each week, Unwrapped uncovers behind-the-scenes details on classic American food, from peanut butter and chocolate syrup to French fries and bubblegum. Host Marc Summers explores test kitchens and the secrets behind lunch box treats, movie candy, and now, BIGS Sunflower Seeds.

About Thanasi Foods
Thanasi Foods LLC is a privately held and family-owned, Boulder, Colorado-based developer, manufacturer, and supplier of household branded foods. Established in 2003, Thanasi Foods’ award-winning BIGS® and DUKE’S™ Brands can be found in over 50,000 U.S. retail locations today with growing market share. The company’s BIGS and DUKE’S products are uniquely flavored with some of America’s favorite co-brand ingredients including: Jim Beam®, FRANK’S® REDHOT®, Vlasic®, STUBB’S® ,Bacon Salt® and Kikkoman®. For additional information about Thanasi Foods and the company’s products, visit the website at,, and Follow BIGS on Facebook.