Tim’s Cascade Snacks knows what Northwesteners like – Local Snacks that deliver a Big, Bold and Crunchy Bite!
With a strong line up of fan favorites, Tim’s has proven that they can deliver. Now, with over 30 years of experience, the chip masters at Tim’s have launched a limited edition platform of specialty flavors for their Tim’s and Hawaiian lines. These Special batch items will rotate every 6 months, and will include unique and trendy flavor profiles. All of Tim’s chips start with premium potatoes direct from local family owned farms in the Great Pacific Northwest. By using the finest blends of real seasonings and spices, we guarantee you won’t be able to stop the Crunch!
Tim’s penchant for Bold and Crunchy Snacks started in 1986 when Tim Kennedy and his family opened a makeshift 15,000 square foot facility in Auburn, stocking it with used equipment and a lot of muscle, hand stirring small batches of thick sliced potatoes in kettles, hand spicing and packaging them in the Tim’s signature red and white striped bag.
Tim himself went out to local convenience stores, handing out samples, and it wasn’t long before the cult-like following clamored for new flavors. The snack line expanded to Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips and Onion Rings and Erin’s Gourmet Popcorn, in addition to Tim’s Original Cascade Style Potato Chips.
Flavor fans rewarded Tim’s in 1988 with the title of “the best potato chip in Seattle.” Tim’s accolades continue to roll in from Esquire Magazine and The American Culinary Institute and from fan mail from people all over the world.
Company officials peg the partnerships with local growers as key to the snacks success and its hallmark fresh flavor. Tim’s snacks are made fresh going from farm to tin in less than two hours. Three local growers have been providing Tim’s with tasty local potatoes for more than 25 years.
Today, Tim’s chips, snack rings and popcorn items are produced in the modern Algona, Washington facility by more than 85 dedicated employees.
In addition to making top snacks, Tim’s is a top employer. The company was named one of “Washington’s Best Companies To Work For” in 2008 and receiving the 2011 Award for Better Workplace form the Association of Washington Business. The Association of Washington Business honored Tim’s for outstanding workplace practices in 2003 and 2004.
Even before environmental practices were part of day-to-day business, Tim’s Cascade Snacks used less, reused more and recycled. Since 1986 Tim’s believes it is the only way to do business. As a result, the company was named tops in water conservation and packaging reduction in addition to earning a ten year continuing Environmental Commitment Award. The company’s ongoing Green Team, established more than 15 years ago, continues to sleuth out efficiencies in the production process.
During the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting, Sunday Feb. 26, Tim’s will be showcasing its Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Hulapeño Chips. These flavorful chips will surely inspire some Hula dancing. Co-founder and potato pundit Jeff Leichleiter will be on hand to answer snacking questions and give insights about what new flavors may be on the horizon