It all started more than 30 years ago in their mom’s kitchen where brothers Chris and Peter were baking up croutons to sell. As the story goes, they sold their hockey card collection to help fund their business for the most ‘Canadian’ of feel-good origin stories.
Since then they’ve grown a huge business from their original mission to create “better for you” snacks for everyone. And their products sure have become pantry staples and party bowl faves across Canada thanks to their simple but quality ingredients.
They really do mean it when they say they want good food to be accessible and back in 2015 published their first book, Goodness: Recipes and Stories. In it, you’ll find profiles and anecdotes from 37 good food fighters from across the country, from growers and chefs to activists and entrepreneurs (including a profile on our own local hero Paul Taylor).
Wanting to keep the company community-focused, Chris and Peter have been front and centre throughout the pandemic getting PPE to folks who needed it, including pivoting their own manufacturing to making reusable masks and donating a portion of proceeds to Community Food Centres Canada. They’ve also been advocating for better sick leave programs for all.
A little peek behind the brothers of Neal Brothers feels like the perfect way to kick off a series about local brands we love here on the blog. We love introducing you to the people and foods that fill our hearts and tummies!