Piranha – a company changing the healthy snack game
Piranha are an Australian company passionate about creating healthier, unique snack foods using natural ingredients. They’re innovators who focus their energy on relevant, fresh ideas and continue to come up with ways to make their products even better (such as adding the active probiotics to their snack mixes!)
They boast over 50 snack food lines – being well known for their gluten-free snack foods as well as probiotic enhanced, vegan, Kosher & Halal certified snacks. Piranha are also keen philanthropists who give back to over a hundred worthy causes such as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Australian Red Cross.
In a market saturated with seemingly ‘healthy snacks’, what does one actually look like?
The healthy snack industry is a booming market, and it is important as consumers to be able to discern nutritious products from the ones that are merely disguised as healthy. How can you do this?
- Look out for the serve size of the snack: it should be just enough to satisfy your hunger without being overly energy dense.
- Pay attention to the saturated fat and sugar content per serve.
- Look for high fibre snacks as they will assist in keeping you fuller for longer.
- If a food has a health star rating, one of 4 and above typically indicates a healthy choice.
Introducing the newly certified Piranha popcorn range
Piranha Popcorn ticks the healthy snack boxes. Each package is less than 120 calories per pack, contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, has no added MSG and is a source of dietary fibre. The range is lunchbox friendly as the popcorn is nut free, gluten free and vegan. The popcorn also scores between a 4-4.5 health star rating depending on the flavour.
The range has even been assessed for the Healthy Food and Drink in NSW Health Facilities for Staff and Visitors Framework and the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy and all popcorns are classified as:
Everyday foods in health facilities
Occasional foods in primary and secondary schools
Can you tell me more about the Piranha Popcorn flavours?
Happily! Piranha Popcorn certainly are innovators when it comes to devising a range of tasty flavours. Piranha popcorn are all lightly seasoned to achieve the 4 and 4.5 health star rating. You can now enjoy the flavours of:
Sea salt: for the lovers of a simple sea salt popcorn, this is your new go-to.
Chicken seasoning: a healthier, vegan alternative to chicken chips.
Saucy BBQ: a vegan, lightly seasoned popcorn with an umami flavour that is perfect to add variety to your snacking.
Sweet and salty: a healthier take on a crowd favourite for when you can’t decide on salty or sweet!
Apple cinnamon: a delicious dessert popcorn with warming flavours of apple and cinnamon.
Raspberry apple: a tangy, sweet popcorn that changes the snack game.
Banana: if you’re missing your banana fix, this is a great FODMAP friendly way to get it.
Butterscotch: a decadent popcorn treat with a rich, buttery flavour.
Spearmint: a refreshing flavour that is a wonderful afternoon pick me up.
Are there any other certified Piranha products I can try?
Piranha also have FODMAP Friendly certified Piranha Snaps. These are light crisps that come in three flavours – a light and tangy salsa, oregano and thyme or BBQ.
Where can I get my hands-on Piranha popcorn?
These popcorns have just been launched and now rolling out with national distribution through Independent grocers, IGA, Foodworks, Drakes, Harris Farm, Vending machines, Health Food stores, Convenience Stores and Pharmacies and online at Aussie Health Products.
In addition, the Piranha Snaps are available at Chemist Warehouse nationally.