Address: PO BOX 17022, Jebel Ali Free Zone,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 0 4 8816279
Email: [email protected]
From the Hunter Foods website:
Hunter Foods Limited FZCO is a leading Snack Foods manufacturing and distribution company, located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, UAE. The company was established in 1985 and has since then has received several certifications and accreditations such as HACCP and SQF.
The range of products manufactured by the company includes regular snack foods such as Potato Chips and specialty gourmet snack foods; Lentil Poppadums, Corn Poppatillas, Fried Onions, Ice Lollies, etc. These products are sold under various brand names such as, Shikar, Hunter and Safari. Each of which has a strong brand equity. The company has earned an outstanding reputation worldwide for continuous innovation, premium quality and attractive packaging.
In the UAE, besides supplying to the retail segment, Hunter Foods Limited FZCO. also supplies its products to the HORECA segment (hotels, restaurants and catering companies). In addition, the company has partnered with a number of prestigious companies to develop and manufacture their own private label brands. The company also enjoys a strong network of distributors in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Hunter Ridges Sweet Chilli Chips
A Nose Plunge Test was not required because a curry smell erupted as soon as I opened the bag. I quickly tasted and my suspicions were confirmed – They tasted of sweet curry. I checked the bag again and it was not lost in translation because the writing was in English - it clearly said Sweet Chilli. The taste was inoffensive but definitely curry and maybe with a hint of biryani. Possibly the most incorrectly described contents of any bag I have tried.
Hunter’s Gourmet Hand Cooked Chips Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar
A Nose Plunge Test revealed an odd sort of smell. Sort of like a piece of paper with some small droplets of malt vinegar. There was some salt evident and although there was an abstract sweet cider vinegar it didn’t balance out particularly well.
Hunter’s Gourmet Hand Cooked Chips Hot Chilli Peppers
There was a distinct and familiar peppery jalapeno smell when I opened the bag. The taste was mild jalapeno. Certainly not burn your socks off heat, but they were both mild and creamy enough for anyone that fancies a tough-sounding hot potato chip but doesn’t want to eat them in front of other people.
Hunter’s Gourmet Hand Cooked Chips French Cheese & Red Onion Bits
There was a very strong cheese smell when the bag was opened. The taste was a warm and strong cheese that was mature, but not like Cheddar. Maybe the nod to French cheese was fair. I then spotted the brown bits. At first, I thought they were broken brown chips but on closer inspection and a doubletake of the bag, I realized these were the red onion ‘bits.’ I loaded a few on top of a chip like an hors d’oeuvre and chomped away. Wow. These were brilliant. It even became a game to see how many red onion bits were required to balance out the cheese of individual chips.