Sunny with a chance of Crisps

Did you know that Nelson is one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand? That's our crisps are 'Sunshine in a Bag!'

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Edition 2020

Made in Nelson, New Zealand


Proper Crackers a Cracking Idea!

"If you sell a service, then you need to make sure you keep improving and delivering value for money. But if you make a product, then you need to keep innovating because human nature means we get a little bored with the same old things and want to try new flavours. One business that knows all about exploring new flavours is Proper Crisps. They started with a humble, but perfectly formed, salted potato crisp and have expanded the range of flavours they offer as well as using different vegetables to make their delicious crisps.

Mina Smith (Mrs Head Potato) dropped in to see me recently with some samples of a new product Proper Crisps have added to their range, and this time it isn’t a fried crisp. Mina told me she met Line (pronounced Lena) Hart – the owner of a business that hand makes Danish Crackerbread called knaekbrod, a traditional Danish seed cracker..." READ MORE

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Proper Crisps x Garage Project Collaboration is Beer-y Good!

Sitting down one Friday, two iconic Kiwi brands shared a few beers and a packet of crisps and decided to create something epic. Nelson-based Proper Crisps and Te Aro brewery Garage Project have put their heads together to bring New Zealander’s the first ever Beer Crisps and Crisp Beers.

The savoury, umami taste is a mash-up of natural yeast, molasses, and sprinkling of maca root powder. The finishing touch is the fresh, hoppy flavour from locally grown Nelson Sauvin hops. Vegan and Gluten Free, this moreish crisp is just as crunchy as it is smooth! These Beer Crisps come in home compostable packaging, made from a mix of GMO-free corn sugars and wood pulp. These bags will break down in 6-12 months in home compost conditions.

Compost Tips

Here's a Proper tip! Fill your empty Compostable bags with veggie scraps, and just pop the whole thing in your Compost Bin when it's full. We think it's a brilliantly simple idea. You can then pop in your vegetable or cooking scraps, and when it's full take the whole bag out to your compost bin and either drop it all in the bin or take it back inside to re-use.


Take a trip down memory lane with us!


2 April, 2020

Proper Crisps & Hogarth Chocolate join to create Kumara Chocolate

Two Kiwi loves - kumara and chocolate - have come together in a very Nelson chocolate bar!



2 March, 2020

Hola Amigos! Proper Tortilla Chips Launch

Made the traditional way Tortilla Chips have been made for generations in Mexico, you can now enjoy a truly authentic Tortilla Chip at home. Gluten Free & Vegan.


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February 14, 2020

Latest Collaboration

with Trelise Cooper 

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue... These designer Crisps are made just for you! Seasoned with Pink Himalayan Salt, and made using a Home Compostable Bag, there's so much to love.