Crisp Making

We’re always being asked how our snacks are made, so here’s a simple step-by-step guide to what goes into making one of Red Mill’s most popular products, Transform-A-Snack…

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Maize is delivered to Red Mill’s factory in sacks and is sieved into buckets which are then emptied into hoppers feeding the extruders.

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The Maize is then mixed with other ingredients and extruded under into the high pressure three shapes that appear in Transform-A-Snacks – a spaceship, a space hoop and a meteor ball

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The shapes are passed through the oven to dry and bake on a conveyor belt

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Next, the snack shapes pass through a large rotating drum where they are coated with oil and the appropriate Transform-A-Snack flavouring added (either Pickled Onion, Spicy, Cheese & Onion, Saucy BBQ, Beef or new Flamin’ Hot Flavour).

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The flavoured snacks are then transported through a bucket elevator system onto the vibratory conveyor system which get rid of any broken snacks.

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The snacks are weighed for the appropriate pack size before being fed automatically into packs.

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Packaging film comes straight off a reel into the automated packing machine where bags are made up and product dropped inside and sealed.

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The bagged snacks are packed into boxes which travel along a conveyor to the despatch department.

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The boxes of Transform-A-Snack are stacked onto pallets ready to be shrink-wrapped. This help protect them on their journey to the retailer and you the consumer.

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