Specialty foods manufacturer Inventure Foods, Inc. is expanding its existing kettle-cooked potato chip manufacturing capacities to add four new 300-pound commercial kettles and appropriate potato processing equipment to its Bluffton, Ind. manufacturing facility. The move provides a 50 percent increase to current kettle-cooked capacity, resulting in an additional 100,000 pounds of finished product per week.
The new kettle lines, which go live this month, allow Inventure to keep pace with demand for its better-for-you line of Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods’ potato chips.
Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods has been a hit with healthy eaters for its use of premium oils such as olive, avocado, and coconut as well as organic potatoes that are kettle-cooked in small batches. The brand also does not use any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives in its recipes.
Inventure manufactures Boulder- branded snacks primarily from two facilities—Goodyear, AZ and Bluffton, IN. The Goodyear plant has historically been the hub for kettle-cooked potato chips while Bluffton has manufactured extruded and other snacks.
In addition to the aforementioned salty snack facilities, Inventure owns and operates fruit processing facilities in Lynden, Wash., Bellingham, Wash. and Salem, Ore.; as well as two plants in Georgia that process and package IQF vegetables, breads and other items.