It all started with family and an idea.
Hoover and Ava Brown founded Wyandot Snacks under the original name Wyandot Popcorn Company in 1936. Over a decade later, the Brown family formed a subsidiary company, Popped Right. Popcorn turned into puffed snacks, tortilla chips, and corn chips. Business multiplied as we competed with Frito-Lay supplying potato chippers and producing private label snacks for grocery chains. In 1989, the two companies merged to become Wyandot, Inc.
People are increasingly active and expect healthier snack options, and our focus has turned to better-for-you snacks. We want to continue creating snacks that make consumers feel good. In 2020, we became a Certified B Corporation. This designation helped us raise our standards and further define our passion for sustainability.
Today we are expanding our scope to ensure we create returns for all our stakeholders: our co-workers, our vendors, our customers, our community members, and our physical environment. We are proving that it is possible.