Jim Picard Sr. is a Canadian original. He's the one and only pioneer of peanut farming in Canada. When Jim Picard Sr. launched Picard Peanuts Ltd. with his son, Jim Jr. at his side, it began a family-oriented business dedicated to producing top-quality, Ontario-grown peanuts that go straight from the Picard family farm to your family's snack bowl. From that humble beginning in 1979, the Picard family grew and so did the family business.
The story of the invention of the Incredible Chip Nut
Another visit to Georgia gives Jim Sr. the idea for combining two all-time great snack foods - potato chips and peanuts - into what would become a Picard's original favourite: The world-famous Chip Nut.
Turning a good idea into a good product isn't always easy, or fast – especially when you're a stickler for quality. After an incredible 500 test batches, and two years of tweaking the formula to perfection, Chip Nuts make their debut. They are an instant hit and a Picard's bestseller ever since.
Happiness in Every Bag
The famous potato covered peanut is everyone's favourite snack! The original snack favourite, Chip Nuts are the perfect snack for every occasion. It took over 500 batches to perfect the recipe that is healthier and tastier than chips. If it's not called Chip Nut, then it just simply isn't as good!