Pod Snack Foods

12/03/21 01:28 PM Comment(s) By FIAL

Pangkarra Foods | Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations 2020

Challenge

Pangkarra Foods is a family owned and operated business, located in South Australia’s Clare Valley. For five generations, the company has farmed quality cereals, legumes and export hay. Using ingredients grown on its farms, Pangkarra has long produced fine food products including premium wholegrain dry pasta, stone milled durum flour and wholegrain lavosh.

 

Seeing opportunity to value add and believing in quality through every step of the supply chain, the Pangkarra Foods range has grown to include nutritious protein-rich snack alternatives made from chickpeas, faba beans and broad beans that meet with the demands of today’s health conscious consumer.

 

Solution

The latest addition is the new POD (Protein on Demand) range of ready-to-go roasted pulse snacks. The 40 g snack-sized packages are

available in three savoury flavours: Roasted Chickpeas with Garlic and Salt, Roasted Faba and Broad Beans with Lemon, Thyme and Black Pepper, as well as Roasted and Faba Beans with Rosemary and Sea Salt. Less common to the health snack market, three sweet options round out the offering including: Coated Roasted Chickpeas in Dark Chocolate, Yogurt Coated Roasted Chickpeas with Vanilla and Cinnamon and Yogurt Coated Roasted Chickpeas with Lemon.

 

The entire range uses 100% faba beans and chickpeas, with natural seasonings and low-sugar yogurt and chocolate coatings. Gluten, nut and preservative free, POD products offer a generous protein serve, utilising natural age-old protein sources and offering a genuinely healthy alternative to some of the higher sugar protein bar products on the market.

 

Outcome

As a member of Food SA, Pangkarra Foods has been exposed to new opportunities through networking activities and educational workshops. Having access to insightful and experienced collaborators has allowed the company to elevate its brand and open new doors, allowing it to take its value-add business to an ever-increasing new customer base.

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