KP Snacks

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KP Snacks
TypeLimited
IndustrySnacks, peanuts
Founded1853; 169 years ago (1853)
HeadquartersSlough, United Kingdom
ProductsNuts, potato crisps
OwnerIntersnack
Websitewww.kpsnacks.com

KP Snacks is a German-owned British producer of branded and own-label maize-, potato-, and nut-based snacks, "Choc Dips" and nuts. The KP stands for “Kenyon Produce”. The company is based in Slough, England, UK.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1853 as Kenyon & Son as a producer of confectionery, jam and pickles. By 1891 the company had become Kenyon & Son and Craven Limited. The company switched to producing roasted and salted hazelnuts in 1948, expanding to peanuts later. These were originally produced for sale in cinemas. In 1952 the company introduced Hercules Nuts and in 1953 the No.1 KP Nuts peanut brand.

The company became part of United Biscuits (UB) in 1968. The KP Snacks subsidiary produces a range of packet snack brands including Hula Hoops, Skips, McCoy's, Frisps, Brannigan's, Royster's, Space Raiders, Nik Naks, Wheat Crunchies, Discos, and Phileas Fogg.[1] The snacks part is based on Teesside and in Rotherham, near the UB distribution warehouse.

The Ashby-de-la-Zouch site won a Best Factory Award in 2004.[2]

UB sold the company to the German company Intersnack in December 2012 for £500 million.[3]

On 2nd February 2022 it was reported KP snacks supply chain was affected by a ransomware attack, which could last weeks.[4]

Sourcing[edit]

As a group, they are the largest buyer of nuts in the world (as of 2019),[5] sourcing from nations in Asia, Africa, South America and Central America.[5]

They have various local aid and sustainability projects.[5]

Brands[edit]

Butterkist

Products[edit]

Butterkist (Popcorn)[edit]

Sharing Bags[edit]

  • Toffee
  • Sweet Cinema Style
  • Sweet & Salted
  • Salted

Microwave Popcorn[edit]

  • Salted
  • Sweet & Salted
  • Sweet

Multipacks[edit]

  • Toffee
  • Sweet Cinema Style
  • Sweet & Salted

Choc Dips[edit]

  • Original (Milk Chocolate dip)
  • White Chocolate

Discos[edit]

  • Cheese & Onion
  • Prawn Cocktail
  • Salt & Vinegar

Frisps[edit]

  • Cheese & Onion
  • Ready Salted
  • Salt & Vinegar

Hula Hoops[edit]

  • BBQ Beef
  • Cheese & Onion
  • Original (Salted)
  • Roast Chicken
  • Salt & Vinegar
  • Smokey Bacon
  • Spicy
  • Tangy Cheese

Big Hoops[edit]

  • BBQ Beef
  • Salted
  • Salt & Vinegar
  • Spicy Chilli

Puft (Light and Puffed Hula Hoops)[edit]

  • Beef
  • Salted
  • Salt & Vinegar
  • Sweet Chilli

Flavarings[edit]

  • Tangy Cheese
  • Salt & Vinegar
  • Spicy

KP Nuts[edit]

  • Original Salted
  • Dry Roasted
  • Honey Roast
  • Salt & Vinegar
  • Spicy Chilli
  • Unsalted

McCoy's[edit]

Ridged[edit]

McCoy's salt & malt vinegar crisps
  • Flame Grilled Steak
  • Salt & Malt Vinegar
  • Cheddar & Onion
  • Sizzling King Prawn
  • Hot Mexican Chilli
  • Thai Sweet Chicken
  • Salted
  • Bacon Sizzler
  • Chargrilled Chicken

Muchos[edit]

  • Nacho Cheese
  • Smoky Chilli Chicken
  • Cool Sour Cream & Onion

Nik Naks[edit]

Two flavours of Nik Naks: "Nice 'n' Spicy" (left) and "Rib 'n' Saucy" (right)
  • Scampi ‘n’ Lemon
  • Nice ‘n’ Spicy
  • Rib ‘n’ Saucy

Penn State[edit]

  • Original Sea Salted
  • Sour Cream & Chive

Popchips[edit]

  • Sea Salt
  • Barbecue
  • Mature Cheddar & Onion
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Thai Sweet Chilli

Ridges[edit]

  • Crazy Hot
  • Buffalo Ranch

Pom-Bear[edit]

Flavours[edit]

  • Original
  • Cheese & Onion
  • Salt & Vinegar

They are available in multipacks of 5, 6, 12, 18 and more.

Roysters[edit]

  • T-Bone Steak

Skips[edit]

  • Prawn Cocktail

Space Raiders[edit]

Space Raiders: pickled onion flavour (left) and saucy BBQ flavour (right)
  • Beef
  • Pickled Onion
  • Saucy BBQ
  • Spicy

Tyrrells[edit]

  • Lightly Salted
  • Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar
  • Mature Cheddar & Chive
  • Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • Sunday Best Roast Chicken
  • Posh Prawn Cocktail
  • Black Truffle & Sea Salt
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Naked (Unsalted)
  • Sour Cream & Serenade Chilli

Furrows Crisps[edit]

  • Sea Salt
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • Aberdeen Angus Beef
  • Cheese & Pickled Onion

Veg Crisps[edit]

Tyrrells veg crisps
  • Balsamic Vinegar & Sea Salt
  • Parsnip, Beetroot & Carrot With Sea Salt

Popcorn[edit]

  • Sweet & Salty
  • Sea Salted
  • Sweet

Nut Medleys[edit]

  • Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper
  • Sea Salt & Ground Black Pepper

Wheat Crunchies[edit]

  • Cheddar & Onion
  • Spicy Tomato
  • Crispy Bacon


References[edit]

  1. ^ "KP Snacks". Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Best Factory Awards".
  3. ^ "KP Snacks snapped up by Intersnack in £500m deal". Manchester Evening News. 5 December 2012.
  4. ^ "KP Snacks hack prompts crisp and nut supplies warning". BBC News. 3 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Sustainability". KP Nuts.

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