Real veggies define our philosophy and our promise.
We believe that is what sets our snacks apart and makes them as sensible as they are sensational. We make sure our veggie pieces are real, recognizable, and full of flavor.
We put a lot of time and effort into finding veggies that are perfect for snacking. We experiment with different cuts to find the perfectly snackable bite. Then we air dry them to seal in all the flavor and goodness. We test lots of different seasonings. But that's it – nothing fried, formed or pressed here.
When you taste Dirt Kitchen Snacks, you will taste the best nature has to offer. The veggies are crispy, the nuts are crunchy, and the seasonings and spices give it just the right vibe for the mood you’re in.
Some of the veggies you’ll find in our snacks: Grape Tomatoes, Blushed Bell Peppers, Green Beans, Zucchini , and Carrots.
Air drying locks in the authentic flavor and goodness of the veggies.
The tough part about snacking is finding foods that are ready when you are. Snacks have to be easy to take on the go, and they have to stay good for a while. While grape tomatoes and zucchini are pretty amazing, they don’t travel very well in your pocket or backpack.
We think we finally found the perfect solution: make the veggies crispy and portable! They taste great and are fun to eat. The bonus is, with air drying all the goodness is locked in. You get great tasting, crispy veggies in all their splendor.
We’ve worked hard to create different ways to love your veggies, whether you like them simply seasoned or flavor forward.
Sometimes they’re “ugly” or surplus. In our mind, they are always delicious.
There are tons of perfectly edible veggies that are labeled “unsellable,” for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes they have funny shapes, blemishes, or are a little off-color. Other times there are simply too many that ripen at the same time, which creates a surplus.
Veggies going to waste makes us sad and it's not good for the planet. So, with our partner, Full Harvest®*, we do our best to take in veggies that need a home and make them superstars in our snacks. We've got to be honest though - not all of our veggies are rescued. Today, we are only able to find enough rescued veggies for our Rescued Veggie Crisps. We hope to find enough rescued veggies to make our Air Dried Veggies + Nuts with them, too.
But here is the good news about our Crisps:
• The Grape tomatoes we use are too ripe to sell into retail. They would likely go to waste if we did not use them. But they are perfect for us because they are so full of tomato flavor.
• Our zucchini is surplus, meaning the market was oversupplied and it would likely have sat in a storage facility to rot. Again, we are so happy to have a new place for it to go.
• Blushed Peppers have multi-colored skins, which are considered a cosmetic imperfection so most retailers won't take them. We think they are beautiful and delicious.
Our dream is to help make sure no veggie goes to waste. Who ever said perfect looking veggies taste better anyway?
*Full Harvest® is a marketplace that works with farmers to find buyers for “ugly,” imperfect, or surplus produce. The result is less food loss, more money for hard working farmers, and great produce for brands like us who are all about the veggies. Check out Full Harvest at fullharvest.com for more on rescued veggies and how they are helping to address food loss and its impact on our planet.