The Most Customisable Snacks Ever
New! Snack Bases by Santa Maria
Snacking is thriving
The future looks bright for snacking in restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels and across the leisure sector. Those that manage to offer something unique and exciting will benefit from attracting increased numbers of guests and this growth is expected to continue in 2023.
As the cost-of-living soars across the UK, this has had an impact on dining out habits. Guests want to pay less but still get unique experiences. Offering DIY snacks made from scratch is a huge trend right now, however with the scarcity of skilled staff you need a solution that is simple to operate. Which is why our Snack Bases are perfect – as they are quick and so easy to cook.
Cooked and flavoured by you
By using a handful of Snack Bases you get a generous serving at a low cost. Cook them for less than a minute. Then serve with your unique choice of seasoning to make them extra exciting.
Snack Bases are a convenient solution for adding signature snacks to your menu. Flavour them however you like – in line with your restaurant, bar or pub concept. Serve them as bar snacks, pair them with specific drinks to create amazing combos or use them in your dishes to add crunch. Check out our Seasonings and Spice Blends that go so well with our new Snack Bases. PRO tip - use fine ground spices to make them stick.
Snack Base Lentil Waves
We're so excited to introduce to you our new Snack Base product - Snack Base Lentil Waves. They are perfect for dipping and a great source of protein. Plus they're vegan and gluten-free too. Keep them in a cool and dry place to preserve freshness and maximise shelf life. Deep fry until the snacks are fully expanded and crunchy all the way through - cooking time is only 12-15 seconds. Season right after cooking by using our fine ground spices or spice blends and serve warm or cold.Check it out
Snack Base Corn Cones
We're so excited to introduce to you our new Snack Base product - Snack Base Corn Cones. They're suitable for both savoury and sweet seasoning, plus they're vegan and gluten-free too. Keep them in a cool and dry place to preserve freshness and maximise shelf life. Deep fry until the snacks are fully expanded and crunchy all the way through - cooking time is only 10-20 seconds. Season right after cooking by using our fine ground spices or spice blends and serve warm or cold.View Product
What makes them so unique?
Snack Bases are easy to transport and store, as they expand up to to 5 times the size when cooked. So you save a lot of space during storage and transport, plus they have 2 years shelf life! They're so easy to cook, simply deep-fry for 12-60 seconds and you're done. They're so easy to flavour too, season your way by using 3-5g spices for 100g of cooked snacks. We have a wide range of seasonings that will compliment our Snack Bases perfectly. Then serve warm or cold, as stand-alone snacks or part of a meal and bundle with specific drinks and dips to create deals and great flavour combos.
Snackify your food
You can also add Snack Bases to dishes already on your menu. Everyone loves Dirty Fries and Loaded Nachos. So why not try Loaded Cornitos, perfect for sharing! Or how about adding a bit of crunch with our crunchy Corn Cones or Lentil Waves to Salads, Soups, Mac and Cheese, Poké Bowls and Burgers. Don't forget desserts too! Simply season our Snack Bases with our Vanilla Sugar.
Serve amazing combos
Pair your flavoured snacks with the right drinks and/or dipping sauces to create amazing flavour combos. You can also add Snack Bases to dishes already on your menu. A great way to improve the customer experience, boost drink sales and grow the average bill! How about pairing a cold beer with a bunch of savoury and crunchy snacks. Or try pairing a wine with your warm signature snacks for something a bit different. How about pairing our Snack Bases with classic cocktails or coffee and using our Snack Base Corn Cones and your choice of sweet flavouring to replace the expected biscuit on the side. The options are endless!
Sauce on the side
Boost the experience even more by adding a signature dipping sauce to your combo. Just mix sour cream, mayo or crème fraiche with your choice of spices, or why not use one of our Santa Maria ready-to-use sauces?View Products
How to use the Corn Cone Snack Bases
With Snack Bases it's easy to make a big impact. Follow our video guide for hot and tasty snacks in under a minute!Watch video
Download our Snack Bases Guide for the most customisable snacks ever!Click here
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