Snack pellets are intermediate non-expanded products made with raw materials that include cereals, potatoes or vegetable powders. These semi-finished products are generally sold to snack manufacturers who then process them, using different methods (frying, hot air baking, etc.) and adding various taste ingredients to create ready-to-eat snacks.
The market for these types of products is growing fast, mainly due to the great diversity of products in terms of shapes, textures, colors and flavors. Snack manufacturers throughout the world greatly appreciate pellets because of their long shelf life and their high-density features, simplifying storage and making them convenient and economical to transport.