Bayonne, NJ—From across the pond comes a range of tasty and uniquely flavored snacks hailing from the fictional land of Ten Acre Village (www.tenacresnacks.com).
The line of hand-cooked crisps (we Yanks call them potato chips) with flavors like “The Day Sweet & Sour Became Friends” and “When Hickory Got BBQ’D,” is the brainchild of a Manchester, England company who set out to make premium chips that not only meet the “free from,” Vegan, Kosher and Non-GMO requirements, but are also fabulously crunchy and flavorful.
Jimmy, Ronen and Tony, the three partners in the business (respectively CTO, CFO & CEO—in Ten Acre speak—Chief Tasting Officer, Chief Frying Officer and Chief Eating Officer) were inspired to launch their own line of chips because of the lack of any truly premium and dietary-sensitive potato chips in their area.
Today the company, Ten Acre, offers a line of premium crisps. At the helm is the flagship flavor “How Chick’n Soup Saved the Day,” inspired by the adage that chicken soup is Jewish penicillin. Currently there are five flavors launching in the United States, with similarly humorous names and delicious tastes. A line of “hand-picked” popcorn (picked at famous Popcorn Orchards in Ten Acre Village, of course), already available in England, will soon be introduced in the US. According to whimsical Tony Goodman, “In Ten Acre, our Chick’n Soup crisps are made by chickens, not from chickens.”
All Ten Acre products are gluten and dairy free, and Non-GMO, and are also vegetarian, vegan, halal and certified kosher in the US by both the OU and Rabbi Eckstein.
All are invited to visit the imaginary world of Ten Acre Village, where you can become a resident, see where the popcorn is made (at the popcorn orchard at Popperley House) and peruse the books at Ten Acre Village bookshop where The Amazing Adventures of Salt And Vinegar is most popular.
Says Tony Goodman, “The Ten Acre Village is just a fun and whimsical extension of our products, our British sense of humor, if you will. It’s meant for children of all ages, especially the ‘grown-ups.’”
Ten Acre Snacks are currently available at Grand & Essex in Bergenfield, Glatt Express and Cedar Market in Teaneck and elsewhere. It is available in 1.4 oz packages and retails for $.89–$1.29 per bag, and 5.0 packages at $2.99– $3.99 per bag, in varying flavors. They are or will be available at other kosher and gourmet stores throughout the US and are distributed by Kayco, headquartered in Bayonne.