Product showcase 2020: Where to find an online snack to fend off that attack while self-isolating

By Gill Hyslop contact

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Snack smart and help others to get through the corononavirus crisis. Pic: Gettyimages/Nuthawut Somsuk
Snack smart and help others to get through the corononavirus crisis. Pic: Gettyimages/Nuthawut Somsuk

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Consumers around the world are self-isolating because of the coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t stop them from craving a delicious distraction. Here’s a selection of healthy shelf-stable snacks that are available online from smaller entrepreneurs who need support during these uncertain times - many of whom are also giving back.

This Saves Lives

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Celeb-founded This Saves Lives has launched its second better-for-you kids snack line, Kids Krispy Kritter Treats, along with new flavours for its Classic Bars and Kids Snack Bars.

Cofounded by American actors Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel, the snack brand is on a mission to end early childhood malnutrition.

With every purchase, consumers life-saving food to a child in need. The company matches each purchase by sending a packet of peanut paste full of vitamins and nutrients, specifically made to treat malnutrition to one of its international NGO partners, who then dispatch it to children who need it most, from Haiti to Somalia.

It is now committed to helping out people who are suffering as a result of COVID-19.

For a limited time online, the company will also match every purchase to a food insecure family in the US. Shoppers looking to give back can use founder codes TODD25, KB25, RAVI25 and RYAN25 for 25% off any order.

This Saves Lives snacks are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free and kosher. The Kids lines are made with fruits and veggies that kids won’t detect, and are free of the top 8 allergens.

Available on ThisSavesLives.com and Amazon, as well as selected Starbucks, Whole Foods and Target.

Real Handful

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The healthier snacks start-up has launched the #STOCKUPSMALL campaign to encourage consumers to help small businesses get through these strange and uncertain times.

While the FMCG sector is nervous about what the future might bring in the weeks and months to come, it seems the pandemic is here to stay, so the nation must knuckle down and adapt in new ways.

As such, the campaign makes the call out for consumers to shop from smaller entrepreneurs, where products are made with passion and love.

Real Handful is encouraging other small businesses to add the hashtag #STOCKUPSMALL to their posts so consumers can find some of their new favourite brands easily.

The brand has also launched its own discount to consumers willing to shop small. Use the code STOCKUP on realhandful.com for 15% off.

Now four years old, the Manchester-based brand has achieved nationwide success and is also available in over 2,500 stores across the UK, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and Ocado.

Joolies

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Joolies is changing the ‘date-ing game’ with its snacks packed with medjool dates.

Dates are high in plant fibre and have a low glycaemic index. They are also packed with magnesium, B vitamins and 50% more potassium than a banana by weight. Also, these California superfruits are known for their sweet caramel taste.

The California-based start-up was planning it launch its Snack Packs at Expo West – cancelled due to coronavirus – and has now making them available online. Each Snack Pack contains three pitted dates or three whole dates retailing for $2.49.

The Kohl Family Farm has been producing organic medjool dates for nearly two decades in the Coachella Valley. The dates are hand-picked from the tree and packaged at peak ripeness and never dried. The Kohl family is also committed to sustainability, so don’t use pesticides, herbicides and fungicides during the growing process.

Joolies is a joint partnership between co-founders David Kohl and Greg Willsey of Venice Brands.

Use code PANTRY to receive 15% off your purchase on joolies.com.

RIND Snacks

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Rind is offering free shipping on all online orders for consumers caught up in quarantine.

The sustainable snack brand encourages consumers to ‘keep it real and eat the peel’. Its range of tangy and chewy sun-dried snack blends use the whole fruit, including the skin to add maximise flavour and nutrition.

According to the New York-based producer, fruit rinds, on average, contain three to four times the fibre content than the flesh alone, which promotes gut and heart health, and improves memory. Rinds also contain greater vitamin and antioxidant concentration than an equivalent serving of a fruit’s flesh.

Each 3oz bag of Rind contains as much as 14g of dietary fibre, representing 50% of an individual’s recommended daily allowance.

Get free shipping by using the code VIPEEL on rindsnacks.com.

Supernola

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Supernola’s superfood clusters are a plant-based, dairy-, grain- and peanut-free snack alternative for both kids and parents.

Founded by Cindy Poiesz, the brand uses ingredients – sourced from around the world – that are not merely organic, but also do “the heavy lifting to help raise our wellbeing”.

The brand is also on a mission to empower women and young girls.

For every box of Supernola sold, a portion of proceeds are donated to Girls on the Run, an organisation that boosts the confidence of women, emphasising the important connection between both physical and emotional health to address the ‘whole’ girl.

Use the code SUPERSTOCK for 20% off your purchase on eatsupernola.com.

Keto Farms

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Keto Farms founders Ben and Brandon believe in living the keto lifestyle, but want to add the indulgence of ‘forbidden snacks’ like Doritos and Cheez-Its.

The duo produce a range of lifestyle-driven snacks that offer a great way to snack without feeling guilty.

Its Crunchy Cheese Mixes – which only contain 3g of net carbs or less – come in three variants, including Sweet Strawberry, Nacho Cheddar & Cheesy Jalapeno.

Available on Amazon. Use the code KETOFARMS for 15% off.

Undercover Snacks

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Undercover Snacks, a 2020 NEXTY Award winner, has made it easier to satisfy your sweet tooth at home.

The WBENC-certified woman-owned producer has created a range of crispy organic quinoa bars lightly covered in premium dark or milk chocolate.

The certified gluten-, peanut- and tree nut-free snacks have a shelf life of 12 months and come in six flavours: Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate, Dark Chocolate + Blueberries, Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate + Seeds, Milk Chocolate + Currants, and Milk Chocolate.

All of Undercover’s products are certified kosher and made with non-GMO ingredients, including organic Royal Bolivian quinoa and Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa.

The bites are made with the highest level of food safety and quality in mind at the company's own new SQF-3 manufacturing facility ensuring that during this chaotic time there are no issues with the supply chain and these snacks can be delivered right to your door without stepping foot in a grocery store.

Available for purchase on UndercoverSnacks.com and Amazon, as well as over 3,000 participating retailers.

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