FERNDALE, WASH. – Moon Cheese announced its 100% cheese snacks now are available in 1,800 more stores nationwide, as the brand’s distribution expanded to hit shelves at Kroger locations throughout the US.

Kroger is placing Moon Cheese’s Crunchy Cheese Bites, which also are marketed as an alternative to croutons, in the salad toppings section. They come in four flavors: Cheddar Believe It, Garlickin' Parmesan, White Chedda Black Peppa and Oh My Gouda.

The brand’s cheese bites, which come in 2 oz packages at Kroger stores, have 10-12 grams of protein and 1-2 grams of carbs, and are keto-friendly and certified gluten free.

"We're excited to expand the availability of Moon Cheese Crunchy Cheese Bites into Kroger stores nationwide, giving salad fans and healthy eaters another place in store to purchase our products," said Brad Lahrman, chief executive officer of NutraDried Food Company, which owns Moon Cheese. "Kroger recognizes the quality of ingredients we use in our products. We pride ourselves in our snacks made with 100% real cheese while being packed with protein, yet low in sugar and carbs."

The cheese bites also can by purchased online in bags of various sizes at the Moon Cheese website.