Granola products by Hippie Snacks

Burnaby has just gotten even healthier!

Located in the heart of Burnaby, British Columbia, lies a healthy snack brand dedicated to nourishing both body and soul: Hippie Snacks. Not only does this health-conscious haven provide something quick to grab, but it serves as a movement, a lifestyle, and a celebration of all things wholesome and delicious. Hippie Snacks employs about 35 individuals, including their newest office addition, Stanley the dog.

Cauliflower Crisps by Hippie Snacks

Avocado Crisps by Hippie Snacks

What is it?

Hippie Snacks is more than just a snack brand; it’s a philosophy. Founded and presided over by Ian Walker, it is a company committed to crafting snacks that are not only good for you but also good for the planet. Committed to ethical and environmentally responsible practices, Hippie Snacks is proud to be one of Canada’s founding Certified B Corporations. They embrace their diverse team, all while staying true to their mission of making great food and serving their customers in the most ethical and environmentally friendly way possible.

The Story

The journey of Hippie Snacks traces back to 1996 when two friends embarked on the natural foods venture with the creation of Skeet & Ike’s, a nut butter brand. Beginning by crafting nut butter after their day jobs and selling them at local markets, the business quickly gained traction as demand surged.

With time, Skeet & Ike’s transitioned into an organic snack business, pioneering organic products like Organic Popcorn, Organic Granola, and Organic Trail Mixes in the mid-late 90s. However, in 2008, with a plethora of innovative product ideas that did not align with Skeet & Ike’s branding, the concept of Hippie Chips emerged. The Hippie Chips line evolved into what is now known as Hippie Snacks, paying homage to the 1960s movement of natural eating. This transformation marked a commitment to creating new, innovative products that challenged the norms of snacking while staying rooted in real, whole foods.

What’s so cool about Hippie Snacks?

Besides their wide array of healthy products, their dedication is something that you need to keep an eye on. Their transparency on carbon footprint should be appreciated. They discovered that packaging accounts for only 2% of their overall environmental footprint, with the majority stemming from ingredient sourcing and transportation.

Despite occasional challenges with their current packaging, Hippie Snacks remains dedicated to reducing food waste. They’ve explored various alternatives, including biodegradable, compostable, bio-based, recyclable plastics, and participation in initiatives like Loop and TerraCycle. If you’re invested in this information, click here!

Banana Bread Crisps by Hippie Snacks

Vanilla Granola by Hippie Snacks

Their Products

Hippie Snacks offers a delectable array of wholesome treats, carefully crafted to satisfy every craving while nourishing both body and soul. Here’s a glimpse into their enticing product lineup:


Hippie Snacks is available throughout B.C., stores such as Whole Foods, London Drugs, and Shoppers Drug Mart all carry their brand. Use their store locator to indicate which store is the nearest from you! Here are some of the retailers located in Burnaby:


  • Official Website: The official website of Hippie Snacks provides comprehensive information about their vision and mission, products, and blogs. Visit here!
  • Online Store: You don’t want to miss out on their delicious products. Sit tight, relax, and order here!