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Veggie Fuel Powers Organic Chip Company’s Expansion

Declining oil reserves, global warming, national security, clean air, and reducing your carbon footprint are issues that concern anyone who pays attention to current events.

Whale Tails Tortilla Chips
, a local organic California Tortilla Chip Company, which was innovative in the design of their chip, the unique flavor of their chip, and also in their giving back to ocean conservation is now setting the trend in distributing their product by using “Veggie Fuel” to deliver Whale Tails Tortilla Chips across our Golden State. Signing new distribution deals with Sunridge Farms / Falcon Trading in Parajo California and West Coast Distribution in Berkeley California, Whale Tails Tortilla Chips will now reach all Californians in Earth Friendly vehicles.

SunRidge Farms’ parent company, Falcon Trading Company ,in July 2006, converted its fleet of 17 delivery trucks to this practical and available alternative fuel. “Making the switch to cleaner-burning veggie fuel is in keeping with our commitment to conservation and sustainable solutions. The conversion will lead to a significant change in our trucks’ emissions. Clearly, it was the right thing to do,” states company spokesperson Mary Quillin. SunRidge Farms began growing its business locally in 1977 and now will provide Whale Tails Tortilla Chips along with other bulk and packaged organic and natural snack mixes, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, grains, and confectioneries to retail stores across California. The SunRidge product line can be found in most grocery and natural food stores.

West Coast Distribution in Berkeley California is also excited to add Whale Tails Tortilla Chips to their Bay Area distribution. Lucas Moen, owner West Coast Distribution, said “Whale Tails Tortilla Chips are the corn chips with a conscience and I am glad to be distributing their product. I remember how excited Ric was when I told him I was using veggie fuel to make my deliveries.” West Coast Distribution, a small owner-operated natural organic foods distributor based in Berkeley , CA , sells and distributes, in addition to Whale Tails Tortilla Chips, Claravale Farm raw milk products, Shalhoob Meat Company Beef Jerky and Guarabee Tonics. West Coast Distribution’s mission is to serve as a reliable, conscientious distributor of responsibly produced goods.

Ric Kraszewski, Co Founder Whale Tails Tortilla Chips, said, “The positive impact of delivering our chips this way will be pretty substantial. Sunridge Farms and West Coast Distribution trucks are not exactly Honda Accords, they consume a lot of fuel,”” Ric added “We had such a demand for our organic, kosher, non gmo, and no trans fat tortilla chips that it would have been easy to just settle for traditional distribution methods. However the old established way is not always the best way.” Terry Kraszewski, Ric’s wife and business partner, said “We did not compromise on our packaging or our ingredients so I told Ric let’s not compromise on the delivery of our chips.” Rick Grant VP of Marketing Whale Tails Tortilla Chips agreed in saying that “what most excites us about veggie fuel is that it simultaneously reduces air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. We wanted to address air quality in the neighborhoods we deliver to. It also could change the entire playing field in American energy policy by reducing the need to develop oil and gas fields in Alaska or in other environmentally sensitive areas around the world. We hope other snack food distribution companies will also consider making the change.”

Research has shown that veggie fuel eliminates particulates and aromatic (smells). Additionally veggie fuel can be produced locally to consume the thousands of gallons of grease used daily by local restaurants and food processors. Veggie fuel is a form of diesel fuel made from vegetable oil. It is both a very old and a relatively new solution When Rudolph Diesel unveiled his “diesel” engine at the 1900 World Exposition in Paris he fueled it with peanut oil. Diesel engines were designed for the express purpose of burning vegetable oil not petroleum fuels! Filtered veggie oil is still the most earth friendly and cost effective fuel source.

For Whale Tails Tortilla Chips using veggie fuel means more than just an alternative to traditional methods of distribution. It’s part of their business lifestyle, as a socially responsible company. Ric concluded “Our goal to reduce our carbon footprint, by using a natural resource like veggie fuel to deliver our gourmet tortilla chips, will help reduce pollution in our environment, minimize our effect on global warming and help pass a clean, healthy earth on to the next generation We want to thank Sunridge Farms / Falcon Trading and West Coast Distribution for the courage and commitment to make the switch and hope that more will follow in their foot steps.”

For more information on Whale Tails Tortilla Chips visit:

For more information on Sunridge Farms / Facon Trading visit

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To learn more about veggie fuels contact the National Biodiesel Board at or call (800) 841-5849

Anyone interested in supporting the move toward biodiesel fuel options is encouraged to contact the Biodiesel Alliance