Waste not, wants lots!
Spare Snacks is a start-up brand on a mission, to take unloved wonky fruit and veg and turn them into delicious, healthy snacks that are great for people, producers and the planet.
2019 has seen Spare Snacks reformulate and rebrand their Great Taste Award winning Pure range of 100% Apple, Pear and new Beetroot Crisps, alongside the launch of a Seasoned range, Pear & Ginger, Apple & Cinnamon and Beetroot & Apple Cider Vinegar Crisps.
Spare want to change the way we approach wonky, misshapen surplus produce so that nothing edible goes to waste and farmers are supported. Spare want to spread the word that oddly shaped, discoloured or blemished produce that wouldn’t go to a supermarket still has real value by creating tasty healthy snacks.
Spare Snacks are all under 77Kcals per bag, vegan, gluten free and high in fibre. Known for its superfood properties, the new Beetroot Crisps are also a source of protein, potassium and folic acid. Plus, all of Spare’s snacks are air-dired, never fried.
Founder Ben Whitehead said: “Since day one we’ve been all about creating the highest quality snacks that make people smile, using what we have, not wasting a thing and thinking responsibly about health and our impact. We’re on the side of the people. We’re helping farmers, consumers and the environment, taking the time to do things in a better way. We call things as they are and help snackers make better decisions without compromise. Our punchy new range is aimed to apeal to a broader cross section of healthy foodies who believe in our mission to waste not, want lots!”
The range is available at Co-op, Planet Organic and Ocado.
Roger Grosvenor, joint chief executive at the east of England Co-op said; “We’re very happy to be stocking Spare Snacks products as a new and exciting healthy snacking option in our stores. We’ve been particularly impressed with how they transform unloved wonky fruit and veg in to something new and delicious, which are selling beyond our expectations in stores!”