We didn’t set out to change the way people snack. But we did have a hunch that combining perfectly roasted and salted nuts, naturally sweet raisins, tasty cocoa gems and crunchy sunflower kernels would produce a winning Sweet ‘n Salty Mix® flavor. And America agreed. Since our humble beginnings in 1933 roasted and selling nuts outside Detroit’s Tiger Stadium, Kar’s Nuts has become a nationwide snack sensation, creating flavor combinations inspired by classic American recipes.
Whether you find us in your local convenience store, club store or nearest vending machine, you’re sure to find our grab-and-go snacks delicious. And it all started with good ol’ roasted peanuts.
As one of the nation’s premier nut and trail mix snack manufacturers, we strive to influence responsible, sustainable behavior throughout our supply chain. The environmental and economic impact of the companies that provide us with ingredients, packaging and services are much greater than those of our direct operations. We source tree nuts, peanuts, seeds, fruits and chocolates for our snacks from thousands of farmers around the world; our ingredient purchases are important contributors to local farming economies. Our supplier commitments include reducing their consumption of resources, complying with laws regarding child labor, slavery and human trafficking and supporting local farmers and their communities.
All Kar’s brand nuts and mixes are kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union (OU).
For over 80 years, the Orthodox Union has set the bar for the highest standards of kosher certification. Today, the OU supervises hundreds of thousands of products in more than 90 countries throughout the world. Accepted globally, OU Kosher is the clear leader in global kosher certification. To read more about kosher certification visit www.oukosher.org.
2019 SQF Certified
Kar’s Nuts continues to be a recognized leader nationally in food safety and quality. SQF (Safe Quality Food Institute) is today’s leading global food safety and quality certification program and management system. Kar’s excellent rating of SQF is certified by NSF International.
With SQF certification, consumers are assured to receive safe products from a food manufacturer that out-performs industry standards for quality and food safety. To read more about SQF certification methods visit www.sqfi.com.
We continue to improve our environmental performance and conserve natural resources in our operating facilities. We have been dedicated to reducing our energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and waste sent to landfill.
Kar’s Nuts is a proud member of the metro Detroit business community, and we are dedicated to actively contributing to the area’s growth and enrichment.
In 2018 we returned to our roots and began a partnership with Detroit PAL. We’re excited to be part of the PAL community by re-investing in the stadium, sponsoring the original Tiger Stadium flagpole as well as providing snacks to the players.