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Coast company hones in at health food awards

Craig Agnew from the Happy Snack Company with a range of healthy snacks.
Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Craig Agnew from the Happy Snack Company with a range of healthy snacks. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

SUNSHINE Coast business The Happy Snack Company won two categories in the Healthy Food Guide Awards, for its contribution to snacking and kids' lunchbox ideas.

Committed to developing nut, gluten, dairy and egg-free snacks, The Happy Snack Company - producers of the tasty roasted Fav-va Beans - won the Kid's Lunchbox Snack Award for their pizza flavour and the Allergy Friendly Snack Award for their red pepper and chilli flavour.

"They're great because I'm always struggling for kid lunchbox ideas, especially since you can't put in nuts anymore,” Joanna McMillan, Today Show Nutritionist and Healthy Food Guide Award judge said.

"These are great - their fava beans, they're roasted and they're crunchy...They're flavoured and available in appropriate snack sizes.”

Managing director of The Happy Snack Company, Craig Agnew, said winning these awards was a testament to the nutritional value and great flavour of Fav-va Beans as well as the rising need for tasty healthy options for kids and parents alike.

"We're delighted to have won these prestigious awards that were judged by a panel of respected health experts,” Mr Agnew said.

"We've been focused on keeping the nutritional value high to ensure a Five Star Health Rating so we know we're putting the right foods into our bodies.

"With 72% of healthy-snacking shoppers likely to read the nutritional label before purchasing new lunchbox snacks for their children, awards like this help parents know that they are making a positive choice for their family and themselves.

"Using Australian grown fava beans, we've created a range of snacks that are naturally high in protein and low in fat, but tasty enough that kids love them and so do their parents.”

Find Happy Snacks in the health food aisle of your local supermarket.

Topics:  children health food allergies food and drink health food


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