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Supplier Spotlight: Eat Real

We're shining a light on one of our most popular savoury snack brands - Eat Real. They are the perfect alternative to crisps, are incredibly moreish, and come in a variety of flavours to suit all tastes. Made with either quinoa, lentil or hummus, they are free from 14 major allergens, so everyone can enjoy these bags of deliciousness. 

Who are Eat Real?

We’re the healthier snacking brand of Hummus, Lentil and Quinoa Chips and Veggie Straws which come in a wide range of mouth-watering flavours including the classic Sea Salt, the award-winning Sour Cream & Chives and the delicious Sundried Tomato & Roasted Garlic.

Everything we do is dedicated to the pursuit of healthier snacking. Free from all 14 major allergens (including nuts gluten, soya, dairy and nuts) with no artificial ingredients, our snacks are certified gluten-free and vegan, and are also suitable for kosher and halal diets - so there really is something for everyone. Our Hummus and Lentil Chips contain up to 40% less fat than traditional potato crisps, with the Sea Salt and Chilli & Lemon varieties containing no added sugar.

How did the business begin? 

We launched in 2015 in response to the fast-growing consumer demand for plant-based vegan and free-from snacks.  Although Eat Real is a relatively young brand, our parent company, Cofresh Snack Foods, is a long-established and well-known manufacturer of traditional and authentic Indian snacks with a huge amount of experience in the snacks sector (its Cofresh brand is the UK’s #1 Indian snack brand!).

So when consumer interest in plant-based and free-from foods really began to take off, the company recognised the opportunity to create a range of snacks which satisfied a wide range of dietary requirements and lifestyle choices. We’ve since enjoyed phenomenal growth, being one of the UK’s fastest-growing healthier snacking brands, and now the UK’s #1 free-from bagged snack brand.

What makes you unique? 

All our snacks are free from all 14 major allergens which makes them ideal for use in a vending environment as there’s no risk of cross-contamination if eaten in public spaces such as the workplace, sports halls and travel hubs. The fact that they’re based on different plant-based ingredients (such as chickpeas, lentils and quinoa) means they all deliver different textures while the wide range of shapes and flavours (from scoops to squares, mild to spicy and everything in between!) ensures plenty of choice and variety. 

Another benefit is that you’ll not be left with greasy or seasoning-coated hands after eating them - ideal for the tidy workplace!

How does the Eat Real team like to keep healthy?

Our parent company, Cofresh Snack Foods, has nearly 50 years’ experience in the snacks sector and its innovative and entrepreneurial attitude ensures we stay ahead of the curve in terms of food trends and new product development. We’re family-owned and run with a great tradition of caring for our employees, their families and for those not so fortunate as ourselves through our support of many local charities. We employ more than 220 people and are super proud that Dinesh ‘Papa’ Patel, our founder, still comes in to work on the production line at 78 years young! 

Healthy Nibbles interview with Eat Real

Which one Eat Real product would you recommend as a must-try? 

Lentil Chips Chilli & Lemon - the hint of chilli will tantalise your tastebuds and they’re perfect for dipping! They’re also a good source of protein with the added benefit of 40% less fat and no added sugar!

So next time you're craving a bag of crisps, opt for the healthier alternative and enjoy guilt-free indulgence with Eat Real.

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