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 selling roasted 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.

Kar's products are gluten free and kosher certified. It’s simply just good stuff!

Kar’s social responsibility program is focused on three pillars: environmental stewardship, responsible sourcing, and workplace and community well-being. We are committed to managing our business in a way that minimizes our environmental impact, and ensures a sustainable future for both our customers and our employees.


Environmental stewardship is a major element of Kar’s corporate responsibility strategy. 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.


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:

• Comply with the laws regarding child labor, slavery and human trafficking of the countries of manufacture or production

• Support local farmers and their communities

•Lower energy and water use and recycle material waste products

• Adopt sustainable and renewable energy practices


Kar’s mission is to provide nutritious energy people need to achieve their daily goals. We’re committed to enriching the lives of our employees and the communities we operate in. We actively seek to make our work environment safe and welcoming, and we believe it is both our legal and moral obligation to comply with nondiscrimination laws and to treat all employees with dignity and respect.

We are proud to be a member of the metro Detroit business community, and we are dedicated to actively contributing to the area’s growth and enrichment. Our charitable contributions committee evaluates giving opportunities and donates both products and funds to charitable organizations.