Our heritage

The story of Australia’s leading natural snack food company began as a humble nut repacking business set up by the Paladino family in 1988.

Hard work and selfless determination led to its expansion into corn chips more than a decade later.

The entrepreneurial spirit captured the attention of Yarra Valley Snack Foods who bought the business a few years later.

In 2006 our business was certified in organic production. The same year, we became the first Australian manufacturer of certified organic corn chips when we launched our renowned Thomas Chipman Corn Chip brand.

Also in 2006, we were crowned the Winner of the Retail World Best New Product in Australia.

We were granted Kosher certification in 2007, and awarded SQF2000 Level 3 Food Safety & Quality the following year.

We have since expanded our Thomas Chipman organic line into Potato Chips in 2008, Beetroot Chips in 2010 and more recently Sweet Potato Chips in 2011.