Picola Foods | Overview

Picola Foods | Overview

Picola Foods is a family owned operation, located in Brits, North West Province and was established in 1997 as the first and only manufacturer of whole kernel maize snacks in South Africa (Corn Nibs). Through a special steam cooking process, finest sun-ripened maize is transformed into a high quality snack food with a perfect crunchy texture in a variety of delicious flavours.

Current Location

We recently moved into our current location in Brits - a brand new, custom designed building. We have embarked on a stringent quality and food safety program leading to full HACCP certification by the end of 2012. We have successfully undergone various third party audits. Since our humble beginnings, we have expanded our product lines to include caramel and savoury popcorn, extruded snacks, kettle corn and multi grain chips. Again, for the latter two we are the first in South Africa to launch. We offer a range of branded as well as co-pack or House Brand options to our clients. We supply House Brand products to most of the bigger retailers in South Africa.

Quality Control

picola quality

Stringent hygiene and quality control systems are utilised throughout the manufacturing process to ensure products of absolute high quality. Our products are all Halaal and kosher (Milchick for the popcorn) certified. We manufacture caramel popcorn in different variants and also with nuts. Only the finest South African Mushroom Popcorn is used with our special butter crunch caramel to manufacture extremely high quality caramelised popcorn, available in different varieties, also with nuts.


Our Latest Products

New Product Range

Picola Foods is proud to announce the launch of a whole new addition to our Homestyle Range "Popcorn White Cheddar" Air-popped popcorn tossed in delicious white cheddar cheese. It’s okay to hug this bag. No one will judge. Available right now.

We also produce hard extruded maize products i.e. Nax. This product is primarily focused on the school markets where it has proven extremely popular. All our products are available in bulk packaging. We also do contract packaging for companies i.e. Snack Factory products as well as Nix Ops etc.

We ensure staff upliftment through training and promotion within the company and have successfully undergone a number of ethical audits.