What started out as two people meeting in University, to now, a successful Canadian business known for making artisanal snacks. Remix Snacks. ⅓ of Canadians are prone to replacing one of their meals for a snack. So, why can’t that snack be filled with nutritious and plant-based protein? Well, with Remix Snacks, healthy and delicious snacking is now easier than ever. With food waste being a problem that is prevalent in our country, Remix Snacks uses “imperfect” fruit or upcycled fruit in its bark. “Imperfect” fruit is usually fruit that is perfectly fine except for minimal diminishes, but 58% of it is wasted.
From getting degrees in Dietetics and Nutrition from McGill University and rigorously testing chocolate bark, to being featured on Dragons’ Den and now, expanding a small business to 150 grocery locations. Jamie Lee (CEO, Co-Founder) and Isabelle Lam (CEO, Co-Founder) met in University and were quick to become friends and later, roommates. Remix Snacks was born out of the want to participate in their University Startup Competition. Concentrating on the problems within the health and food industry, they began to rigorously test snacks that were both nutritious and filling.
Between testing in their apartment, still going to classes, and participating in their clinical internships, Jamie and Isabelle finally created a product that was high in protein and fibre, and made with healthy chocolate. Bean Bark was born. They won two prizes in their University Startup Competition and launched their start-up. After 2 years, 3 kitchens, and 10 iterations of Bean Bark, Jamie and Isabelle were ready to bring their product to a bigger level. They pitched Remix Snacks Bean Bark on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and from there, their dream and product have now reached an expansion to retailers across the country (150 of them, in fact!). Bean Bark flavours include: cranberry, strawberry, peach, apple, and pineapple.