"As a young adult in the 80s, I grew up with all the good ol' American snacks: Twinkies, Donettes, sweet sugar filled pies, and chocolate covered candy bars. I definitely wasn't the healthiest, but I was never too concerned about my health until I got married and my wife and I started a family. With four kids, it was a challenge finding snacks that were healthy, affordable, and that my kids actually enjoyed eating! And that's when I decided in September 1998, in my small kitchen at home, to create healthy and tasty snacks." - 180 Snacks Founder and CEO
Nuts and Seeds may be pretty healthy, but it doesn't take long to realize that your kids would rather be eating the sugar filled snacks found on the corner store than some flavorless snacks you made in the kitchen. Even roasting and salting the plain ingredients can only keep kids' taste buds interested for so long. After many trial batches with different combinations of seeds, nuts, and seasonings, it wasn't surprising why a young child would refuse to eat them for more than a week at a time. It didn't matter how healthy a snack was, if it didn't taste good. Good taste is a must, not an option, when it comes to deciding what we eat.
After many failed attempts, two snacks were born from the small kitchen that were both healthy and tasty: Almond Crunch and Cashew Crunch. With the creation of these snacks came the birth of the company known as 180 Snacks. Since then, 180 Snacks have experimented with many more ingredients that gave rise to three main branches of our product line: Nuts + Fruit, Nuts + Seeds, and Nuts + Seeds + Rice.
180 Snacks started in the small kitchen of our founder's home and has grown exponentially since then. We are now available in stores nationwide, but we still cook all of our products in small batches at our facilities in Anaheim with simple ingredients that we can pronounce. Our products are Kosher, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Dairy-Free, and Peanut-Free. Our vision is and always will be to create healthy and tasty snacks using both staple and innovative ingredients!