Salty Snacks Bold and Healthy —
Bold and Healthy

by: Meline Beach


Salt is one of five taste buds that we seek to satisfy when we crave various snack foods like potato chips, pretzels, popcorn, nuts and even chocolate.

According to recent reports, demand for salty snacks is expected to rise in nominal terms at the manufacturer level. However, what seems to have taken the category by storm are newer manufacturers and their innovative product offering with extreme flavours and better for you snacks for both bold and health-conscious consumers.

Today, Three Farmers’ roasted pulse snacks are available in over 3,000 retailers across Canada from major grocery stores to c-stores, to smaller independent health food stores, with strongest sales in Ontario and Western Canada.

“Today’s flavours are influenced by global markets, including southeast Asia, north Africa, Korea and the Middle East,” says Aubrey Zelman of Aubrey’s Gourmet Chips & Sauces. “We have carved a niche for our extreme heat kettle cooked potato chips and work with the support of our retailers to build a loyal consumer.”

Meline Beach is a Toronto-based communications practitioner and frequent contributor to Convenience & Carwash Canada. In addition to freelance writing, Meline provides communications and public relations support to businesses across Canada. She can be reached at