¡Hola! Nemi Holisticks was started with the idea of combining my 3 passions: health, human rights and love for chips. At 14, I witnessed the effect that the lack of access to education has in rural communities in Mexico and decided to become a human rights attorney. When I began feeling the emotional and physical toll of practicing law, I searched for balance and dove into the world of health and wellness.
In 2011, I moved to Chicago, made this city my new home, while maintaining my roots to Mexico through my passions for food, health and connecting with people. I decided to bring un poquito de México with me by combining two of my favorite Mexican superfoods, amaranth seeds and cactus (nopal), into one real, simple, crunchy and delicious snack!
But Nemi Holisticks is about more than creating delicious and real snacks. Nemi means “to live” in Náhuatl, the language of the Aztecs. For us, living a holistic life means caring about our food, the plants that make our food and the hands harvesting. We partner with small independent Mexican farmers using sustainable farming techniques to provide better food for a better you. Join us and become a holistic snacker!