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It all started with a climb up Mount Rainier in Washington State in August 2003. We had some beautiful views but nothing delicious to eat. The trail mix and stale nuts we brought on our trip helped to replenish lost energy, but did nothing to satisfy our desire for something great tasting, nutritious and as adventurous as our travels. That experience inspired us to create Sahale Snacks.
With backgrounds in media and technology, we had no formal experience in the food industry, but we shared a love for good food. We went back to our kitchens the very next day and created unique combinations of premium nuts, dried fruits, and exotic spices, each reflecting a beautiful location, culture or culinary tradition somewhere in the world.
We use whole ingredients in their natural form — such as cashews, almonds, pecans, and pistachios — and combine them with naturally dried and preservative-free (unsulphured) fruits, then add fabulous ingredients like honey, lemongrass, balsamic vinegar, or pure ground Madagascar vanilla beans. They are delicious snacks that go Beyond OrdinaryTM.
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Sahale Snacks – Snack Better®
We carefully select our nuts from the best growers then dry roast them to bring out the natural flavors.
While some snack companies use sulfites to boost color or extend shelf life, we always use unsulfured fruit, which has been naturally preserved with sugar or a combination of sugar and fruit juice concentrate.
It’s the choice of ingredients and balance of flavors that makes Sahale Snacks unique. We brew a tea with real lemongrass to accent our Thai Cashews. And our Pomegranate Vanilla Flavored Cashews includes both vanilla extract and ground whole Madagascar vanilla beans.
It’s no easy feat combining nuts and fruits to achieve a balance of crunchiness and chewiness. We’ve come up with some pretty innovative solutions. In our Pomegranate Vanilla Flavored Cashews, we use pieces of apple flavored with pomegranate juice, which are applied when we add the glaze. This encrusts the nuts with the fruits so that there’s a crunchy-chewy taste of nuts and fruit in every bite.
Our glazes are made using our secret process. Sorry, we can’t tell you how we do it! But we can tell you that in our Glazed Nuts, we use tapioca syrup and cane sugar as our base and then add fruit juices and spices. In our Pomegranate Vanilla Flavored Cashews, we use pomegranate juice concentrate. Yum.
You can find us in a variety of packaging sizes, so you have just the right product for the right occasion. Our 1.5 oz Grab & Go are perfect for the car, on the trail, or while you’re running errands. Our standard 4oz pouches are great for culling your late afternoon snack cravings, and our larger 7 and 8oz Nut + Fruit Trail Mix re-sealable pouches will let you grab a handful whenever you need it, or permit you to share with family and friends.
Sahale’s aggressive program to reduce waste includes providing all employees with coffee cups and bamboo silverware to eliminate disposables, an initiative to reduce materials coming into the building, and providing education and onboarding on waste reduction. We currently divert almost 80% of our waste from landfill, and we are working on projects to conserve water and energy. We are honored to be awarded City of Tukwila’s 2015 Recycler of the Year and continue to work toward our goal to divert 95% of waste from the landfill and achieve zero waste certification by 2020.
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“If you’re craving….CRUNCHY. Gluten-Free Sahale Snacks Glazed Almonds – Dried Cranberries and almonds aren’t so fancy – but mix them with honey, ground vanilla beans and sea salt and it’s like a party in a bag.”
“We love to snack and Sahale always delivers delicious – and healthy – preservative-free dried fruit. This time it’s a salty-spicy combination of whole almonds, peanuts, the sweet and tart chewiness of lime-infused mango and a subtle kick of chipotle chili. We want to eat the whole pouch!”