Yes! All of our snacks are Kosher! Our snacks are certified Kosher using both the KOF-K and OU certification standards. Depending on the product and timing you may find either certification shown on the front panel of the bags. Rest assured, our snacks always have been and always will be certified Kosher using the highest standards!
The date printed on our packaging is our “Best By” date. This refers to the best quality date. Purchasing and eating the snacks prior to that date will ensure the wholesome, good quality that we require for all of our snacks. Retailers should not sell the product after that date, but if the date expires during home storage, the product is still safe to eat.
Sunflower oil has a clean taste and low levels of trans fat compared to other frying oils. Sunflower oil can be used in conditions with extremely high cooking temperatures and is proven to help food stay fresher and healthier for longer periods of time. Sunflower oil is also high in the essential vitamin E and low in saturated fat.
No. We would love to offer organic kettle chips, but unfortunately the availability of organic potatoes is too low for us to migrate our entire line to organic year round. We do continue to monitor this and hope that in the future we’ll be able to offer an organic line of potato chips! In the meantime, please give our organic Tortilla Chips a try! (They’re made from organic corn and sunflower oil, two ingredients with better organic availability.)
Yes, we admit this is confusing. The Reduced Fat Lightly Salted appears to have more sodium than Original because of a difference in the serving sizes between the two small bags. The Original Salted bag is 2oz, and contains two servings with 95g of sodium per each 1oz serving. The Reduced Fat is a 1.5oz single serving bag, with 105mg per 1.5oz serving. To compare apples to apples, 1oz of Reduced Fat Lightly Salted contains 70g of sodium, compared to 95mg in 1oz of Original Salted.
Yes! Many of our products are vegan. The easiest way to tell is by looking at the Kosher symbol on the front of the package – if it says “Parve” next to the Kosher symbol you can be assured that the product does not contain meat or dairy ingredients (or their derivatives). Currently, this includes: Original, Reduced Fat, Rosemary & Olive Oil (new Non-GMO Project Verified recipe), Mesquite BBQ, Salt & Cracked Pepper, Sweet Maui Onion, Zesty Jalapeño, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Ninja Ginger, Organic Popcorn, Classic Potato Chips, and Baked Crisps. Our HONCHOS Peach Habanero tortilla chips are also free of meat or dairy ingredients or derivatives. Please note that any sugar used across our entire product line is vegan, and not processed with bone char.
We are committed to only making snacks that are “certified” gluten-free. We’ve always produced gluten-free snacks, but we went through the certification process to ensure that our kettle chips, tortilla chips, and organic popcorn meet the government standards of being gluten free. Not only did we meet the standards, but we exceeded them, so all of our snack products contain no more than 10 parts per million of gluten. This means that even people with very sensitive gluten intolerance can enjoy our snacks.
Yes, we have expanded our snack distribution to Canada. The following kettle chip flavors – Original Salted, Mesquite BBQ, Sweet Maui Onion, Rosemary & Olive Oil and Sea Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chips – are available in bilingual packaging and can be found in many stores in British Columbia. Deep River Snacks is in the process of increasing our distribution to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
From time to time, we do change the charities that we feature on the back of one of our flavors. It may take several weeks for the change to reach stores, depending on the amount of packaging materials (bags) we have in our production facility at the time the change is made. During this transition period you may find both the old and new charities shown on fresh bags in your local store.
Our snack partners are charities that have touched the lives of Deep River Snacks employees. We have a personal connection to each charity we feature, and that’s what makes it so special! We do review our charities from time to time, and occasionally we change our charity partners to feature another special charitable organization.
Deep River Snacks is happy to consider supporting your event through in-kind donations and sponsorship. To be considered, please fill out our in-kind donation form at least 90 days prior to the scheduled event. Please note: Deep River Snacks does not make financial donations or contributions through this program in an effort to maximize the amount of snacks we can donate.
Right now, the scarcity and cost of organic cheese is prohibitive so we use natural, real, conventional cheese. As organic cheese becomes more widely available, we hope to convert to a 100% organic version. HONCHOS Peach Habanero and Ranch are 100% USDA Certified Organic.
Many people report negative reactions to artificial colors and flavors, like hyperactivity in children, migraines, and even anxiety.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest estimates that more than half a million children in the United States suffer adverse behavioral reactions after ingesting food dyes, and in a letter submitted in March, urges the FDA to require a warning label on foods that contain synthetic dyes. Other countries have already taken action against these artificial ingredients: Red Dye 40 is “not recommended for children” in the UK, Yellow Dye 6 is banned in Norway and Finland, Yellow Dye 5 is banned in Norway and Austria.