Pirate's Booty

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Pirate's Booty

Pirate's Booty is a puffed rice and corn snack food produced by Robert Ehrlich since 1987.[1] B&G Foods acquired Robert's American Gourmet Food in June 2013.[2]

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."[3]

The snack is made with corn meal, rice and cheddar cheese.

Pirate Brands also has a number of other similar snack products, including baked, gluten free milled corn snacks called Smart Puffs, and crunchy corn sticks called Original Tings.[4]

Product recall[edit]

On June 29, 2007, Robert's American Gourmet recalled their Veggie Booty brand snack food due to salmonella contamination.[5]

They also recalled other snacks for the same reasons.[6][7]

See also[edit]


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

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