Let’s take it back now, y'all!

Remix Snacks started it's humble roots with 2 nutrition students studying dietetics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After a whirlwind of four years, we were suddenly in the final year of our degree, yet we knew there was one last thing we wanted to do before graduating: enter the McGill Startup Competition: the Dobson Cup. 

trays of old bean bark

The beginning: obsessive testing phase.

After learning more about the abundance of food waste in Canada, and the lack of indulgent yet healthy snacks available in grocery stores, especially those made with beans, we started to conceptualize our first product. Beans are such a nutritious, delicious and sustainable ingredient, yet people are very weary about eating them. We knew we could change people's minds, and start incorporating more beans into people's diets. At the same time, we dreamed of using imperfect fruits to reduce food waste.

We started to test different recipes in our apartment kitchen in between classes and our clinical internships, trying to master the chocolate-tempering process and fruit-drying rotations, often waking up at 3am to rotate batches! We then had the first iteration of our snack, BeanBark. This is where chocolate met high protein, high fibre snacks.

We won two prizes at this ideation phase, and effectively launched Remix Snacks as an operating start-up, beginning our journey as entrepreneurs.

5 years, 3 kitchens facilities, over 12 iterations later.

Fast forward to present day, we make our artisanal snacks out of Niagara and Cambridge in Ontario, Canada. We’ve expanded our team and network with an array of passionate people, are now sold at over 700+ grocery locations, we’ve aired on CBC’s Dragons’ Den (Season 13, episode 12 😉), expanded to retailers across Canada and I have become full-time dietitian-entrepreneurs. 

bags of beanies and a postcard and tote bag in a box

1 more year, 7 taste tests, 1 production run later

We always knew Remix Snacks was going to be so much more than just a chocolate snack company. Our mission is to create healthy snack alternatives that everybody can love. Beanies was an idea made from our own personal cravings (perks of running your own snack company!!) and what people were asking for. Combine that with our mission of bean-based snacks and reducing food waste, and Beanies were born!

This is what we do. 

And so, as registered dietitians, we decided to go further beyond guiding clients to better health. We chose to create snacks to directly shape the food industry with healthier choices. Our double-sided mission is to strive to make simple, good tasting snacks for you, and the environment. To date, we’ve saved over 9600kg of upcycled fruits, and continue to look for ways we can create a positive impact in the Canadian food industry.

Let's keep in touch!

Thank you for learning more about us and we invite you to join us on our journey. We promise to commit to simple, good-tasting snacks that are good for you and the environment. It's the snack you’ve BEAN looking for !

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