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The 1960s is known for giving us a lot of things like the world’s first moon landing, the Beatles, and Julia Child’s The Art of French Cooking. Child did her part to inspire American cooks to get back into the kitchen during an era when frozen and canned meals were popular dinnertime staples. Her enthusiasm also coincided with the hippie culture movement, which helped bring organic vegetables and whole wheat bread into mainstream culture and popular supermarket chains. Decades later, this era would ultimately inspire Hippie Snacks, an organic snack brand that wants to put real food into your body.
The History of Hippie Snacks
The idea of Hippie Snacks emerged in 2005 when the brand’s parent company—Left Coast Naturals—was distributing tortilla chips that weren’t selling well. Hearing negative feedback from vendors inspired Hippie Snacks to take a different approach. With founder Ian Walker leading the charge, this brand developed several new tortilla flavors that were more interesting than the average snack and named after the 1960s movement of eating natural foods. After tortilla chips, Hippie Snacks branched into ancient grain granolas, coconut chips, and more veggie-based options.
Hippie Snacks Company Mission
Hippie Snacks wants you to feel good about what you eat. The brand makes organic snacks with ingredients sourced from sustainable farms, and aims to deliver a flavor punch without including any questionable, hard-to-pronounce ingredients on the label. In addition to quality ingredients, Hippie Snacks also focuses on doing right by the environment, reducing its carbon footprint, and working with environmental specialists to audit its practices.
Benefits of Hippie Snacks
Real food is the name of the game at Hippie Snacks. The brand is Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, and committed to promoting sustainable agriculture practices, no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers required. Hippie Snacks also believes in the power of fair trade, which supports local farmers and their communities. The brand also buys direct and local—to not only strengthen local economies, but also to reduce its environmental footprint. Each year, Hippie Snacks donates a minimum of five percent of its profits to community projects that positively impact the environment and support young people, which the brand believes are the building blocks of the next generation.
Top Hippie Snacks Products
Upgrade snack time with these gluten-free options from Hippie Snacks.
Cauliflower Crisps, Original
When something works, you stick with it. Cauliflower crisps are still going strong as a favorite snack in the Hippie lineup. These crunchy squares are baked with cauliflower, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and a touch of sea salt.
Avocado Crisps Guacamole
Avocado is the first ingredient in this crunchy treat that’s also made with pumpkin seeds and a hint of cayenne pepper for added punch.
Cauliflower Crisps, Classic Ranch
Spices like dill, garlic powder, and parsley lend a classic ranch spin to Hippie Snacks’ O.G. bag of crispy cauliflower.
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