WHAT'S IN HERSHEY'S AMPLIFY SNACK BRANDS' PIRATE'S BOOTY VEGGIE SNACKS?
CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™ - VEGGIE SNACKS
INFORMATION UPDATED OCTOBER 2019
Hershey-owned Amplify Snack Brands’ Pirate’s Booty brand creates one item which use vegetables as a nutritional anchor >> Pirate’s Booty Veggie (Source for Pirate’s Booty ingredients: Pirate Brands Web site 10/17/19)
The “Veggie” designation enables this Pirate’s Booty SKU to enjoy a ‘nutritional halo’ >> the mere word “veggie” alone connotes something good-for-you, so let’s take a look at what’s in this snack.
HERSHEY’S PIRATE’S BOOTY VEGGIE VARIETY INCLUDES TWO SACCHARIDES: There is Dried Cane Syrup and Dextrose in the Veggie flavor of Pirate’s Booty.
CORNMEAL IS THE #1 INGREDIENT IN PIRATE’S BOOTY VEGGIE SNACK. According to the brand’s Web site 10/17/19, this product “contains ingredients that may have been genetically modified.” Based on U.S. Department of Agriculture data 2019, GMO Corn are 92% of total U.S. Corn acreage.
DEPENDING ON WHICH OIL IS CHEAPEST AT THE TIME OF PRODUCTION, HERSHEY’S PIRATE’S BOOTY VEGGIE MAY CONTAIN EXPELLER PRESSED CANOLA OIL. According to the USDA 2019, GMO Canola are 94% of total U.S. Canola acreage.
SPEAKING OF VEGGIES . . .
REAL CARROTS ARE AN EXCELLENT SNACK: A real carrot is packed with beneficial vitamins + minerals and is low on the Glycemic Index >> whole fresh carrots do not have a significant effect on blood glucose levels.
UK-based Organix brand Veggie snacks are Closest To Homemade™: These Organix products contain no added sweeteners and are made with Organic Corn plus Organic Vegetable Powders baked with Organic Sunflower Oil (Source: Organix Web site 10/18/19).
CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™ CARROT SNACKS: The Closest To Homemade™ brands of carrot snacks are PepsiCo-owned, Non-GMO Project Verified Bare Carrot Chips made with Carrots + Sea Salt, Rhythm Superfoods Organic Carrot Sticks Naked (which is just organic carrots) or with Sea Salt made with All organic ingredients >> Carrots, High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt and Rosemary Extract (which is used as a preservative instead of the Citric Acid which we see in the Pirate’s Booty offering), and Danielle Spicy Carrot Chips with Carrots, Rice Bran Oil, Chili and Salt. (Source for ingredients: Brand Web site 10/18/19)