My health journey has introduced me to many new businesses that really get me excited. I have a terrible sweet tooth, & definitely eat my emotions. ie if I’m feeling happy/sad/excited/depressed/nervous/stressed/any other emotion, I will reach for food. And preferably something sweet, laden with sugar & filled with empty calories. I have been consciously trying to make a change, & one thing I am focused on is only having healthy snacks at home & at the office. It doesn’t always work, but every small step is still a step forward in the right direction.
Grumpy Snacks is a small business that make me laugh out loud when I spotted their social media posts, & I really loved their whole vibe. The owners are easy to talk to, willing to chat & passionate about what they are offering. I am sure you will be as obsessed as I am once you learn more about them!
Your name: Cait Black and Tim King
Business name: Grumpy Snacks
Tell me a bit more about your business: I am hungry. ALWAYS hungry. In the blink of an eye hungry becomes grumpy. And then no one is safe, especially Tim (my partner). Snacks are the reason our relationship has survived (and why I still have any friends). But the ready-to-eat healthier alternatives are hard to find. This is why Grumpy Snacks was born and why we’ve dedicated ourselves to mastering the art of chickpea roasting. This little legume packs a nutritional punch, and we spent months in our kitchen perfecting the crunch. Our chickpeas are dry roasted. Afterwards they are coated in ethically sourced milk chocolate from Cocoafair OR a small fraction of coconut oil and spices are added to them. We use only natural ingredients and each step has been developed to ensure maximum nutrition is available for absorption. This one’s for the snackers of South Africa. We hope it makes you a little less grumpy too.
What are the health benefits of chickpeas: Healthy source of plant protein and they are high in fibre
Where did your business name come from: We know many people out there who become pretty grumpy when they’re hungry (much like me)! We started Grumpy Snacks cause we wanted to offer a better-for-you snack option to stop the grump!
When will they be launching: Our sea salt dry-roasted chickpeas are currently available in packaging-free form in Nude Foods in Zonnebloem and Nude Foods in Newlands (both Cape Town). Our packaged sea salt and milk chocolate dry-roasted chickpeas are due to be available in select Wellness Warehouse stores countrywide in Feb 2020.
What makes your snacks different to others available in supermarkets: We have strived to seek a balance between achieving delicious taste and preserving nutritional value. In doing so, we have created a better-for-you snack that is really enjoyable, yet doesn’t leave you with that regretful feeling junk food so often does!
Do you have a secret ingredient: Not a secret ingredient per se (we are very transparent about all the ingredients we use cause we believe people should understand exactly what is going into their bodies). But we certainly a secret process that helps arrive at the perfect crunch while preserving as many of the nutrients as possible.
Quote you live by: Bring snacks. Always!
Oh my word you guys – how delicious do these sound? My tummy is literally grumbling just reading through their responses… I adore roasted chickpeas & these just sound like they have created the perfect product.
Let me know in the comments if you have tried them yet! I want your feedback please.