• August 14, 2020

SkinnyDipped Announces Investment from Shakira - Odessa American: Business

e-Edition Subscribe

SkinnyDipped Announces Investment from Shakira

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:04 am

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 28, 2020--

SkinnyDipped, creator of the insanely delicious all natural nut snacks, today announced Colombian singer-songwriter, Grammy winner and humanitarian, Shakira, has invested in the company. Aligned with SkinnyDipped’s ethos of empowering female leaders and making a positive social impact, Shakira has long been committed to giving back, most notably through her non-profit, Barefoot Foundation, which is devoted to ensuring that every child has access to quality education. The newly founded relationship between these two female powerhouses creates a launchpad for this shared ideology to reach more people than ever.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200728005365/en/

SkinnyDipped Almonds and Cashews (Photo: Business Wire)

“I was hooked on SkinnyDipped almonds and chocolate (two of my favorite things, but with less sugar!) from the moment I tried them, but when I learned about the brand’s mission and that it was founded by a mother and daughter duo, I was sold,” said Shakira. “Val and Breezy are true role models for other young entrepreneurs, and have made a product that is unique and socially conscious. Female leadership and social impact are things I’m increasingly passionate about, so investing in a brand whose values I believe in on top of loving the product made perfect sense.”

While best known for her prolific career as a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Shakira is also a dedicated activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her humanitarian and advocacy work is focused on universal education and early childhood development, particularly the health and nutrition of children. She also served on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics under Former President Obama in 2011.

“We are incredibly excited and grateful to have cultivated this relationship with Shakira, whose dedication to the nutrition and health of women and children around the world is well-documented and incredibly respected,” said Breezy Griffith, CEO and founder of SkinnyDipped. “We have the utmost respect for her as a performer and a philanthropist, and are honored that she values our products and the work we are doing as much as our team does. This investment will support our mission and allow us the ability to make ethically-sourced, nutritious and delicious snacks accessible to more people.”

SkinnyDipped’s family of products include its line of SkinnyDipped Almonds with flavor varieties including, Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, Lemon Bliss and Super Dark + Sea Salt. The brand recently announced its first non-almond line, SkinnyDipped Cashews, now available in two flavor varieties, Dark Chocolate Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel. Find SkinnyDipped on Amazon and at natural and conventional grocers nationwide including Kroger, Safeway, Target, Whole Foods, Wegman’s and HEB and more. For more information, please visit www.skinnydipped.com.

About SkinnyDipped

Founded by mother-daughter duo Val and Breezy Griffith in the wake of losing a close friend, SkinnyDipped is committed to creating real, mindful, insanely delicious snacks made with only high-quality ingredients and none of the bad stuff. Now one of the fastest-growing female-owned companies in the U.S., SkinnyDipped was founded on the idea that everyone deserves to have access to nutritious, clean, delicious food no matter their background and that no nut, seed, or idea is too small to change the world. SkinnyDipped believes it’s good to be nuts, so unlike traditional chocolate covered nuts, SkinnyDipped snacks have a super thin coating of either dark chocolate or yogurt, so you get more nut and less sugar in every bite with the perfect touch of sweetness. All products are made with non-GMO ingredients, are gluten-free and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Find more information at www.skinnydipped.com, and follow SkinnyDipped via Facebook and Instagram.

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200728005365/en/

CONTACT: Lindsey Prince

Rachel Kay Public Relations





SOURCE: SkinnyDipped

Copyright Business Wire 2020.

PUB: 07/28/2020 08:04 AM/DISC: 07/28/2020 08:04 AM


© 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Humidity: 37%
Winds: S at 10mph
Feels Like: 82°

Your Extended Forecast


High 106°/Low 79°
Plenty of sun. Highs 104 to 108F and lows in the upper 70s.


High 102°/Low 76°
Mostly cloudy. Highs 100 to 104F and lows in the mid 70s.


High 96°/Low 71°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low 70s.
Online Features

Pet Central


Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>



Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>



Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>



Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>

  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.