Pirate's Booty

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For the treasure a pirate may plunder, see Pirate booty.
A bag of Pirate's Booty
Pirate's Booty

Pirate's Booty is a puffed rice and corn snack food produced by BG Foods, Inc. BG Foods, Inc. acquired Robert's American Gourmet in June 2013.[1]

The snack was developed by commodities trader Robert Ehrlich. He would often watch people purchasing Cheese Puffs in a local supermarket. The snack, Ehrlich explained, did not have "any real cheese in them...most of the ingredients you couldn't even pronounce."[2]

The snack is made with corn meal, rice and cheddar cheese. The snack is sometimes marketed as a tasty alternative to other snack foods.

Pirate Brands also has a number of other similar snack products, including baked, gluten free snacks called Smart Puffs, and crunchy corn sticks called Tings[3]

Product recall[edit]

On June 29, 2007, Robert's American Gourmet recalled their Veggie Booty brand snack food due to salmonella contamination.[4]

In addition, they recalled other snacks due to the same reasons.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ir.bgfoods.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=176473&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1835851&highlight= BG Foods Acquisition of Pirate Brands, Including Pirate's Booty
  2. ^ Rutland Herald: "Does organic label mean it's better for us?" Liz Kim, 22 November 2006. URL accessed 28 December 2006.
  3. ^ http://www.piratebrands.com/pirates-booty/aged-white-cheddar Pirate Brands Products Online
  4. ^ Reuters. "FDA recalls Veggie Booty snacks" 29 June 2007. URL accessed 29 June 2007.
  5. ^ http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/wandsworth.htm
  6. ^ http://www.in.gov/isdh/24100.htm

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