Popped Water Lily Seeds

Pronounced Mak•Ha•Na these puffs are comparable to popcorn but crunchier and packed with way more nutrients!

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The Best Snack. Ever!

Guilt-free snacking is not a myth.

Each 50g serving of Dear Snackers BBQ Makhana has 6g of protein and 4g of fibre.

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You allow us to continue working on our mission to make sustainable snacking the norm.

Dear Snackers Makhana taste delicious, are nutritious, AND are sustainable!

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Clean Ingredients Only

Our makhana are grown without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides.

All of our flavours are made with natural ingredients you can pronounce and are familiar with!

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Made in Canada!

Our makhana seeds are seasoned and packaged right here in Toronto, Ontario.

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Welcome to the #SnackRevolution

We source Makhana (pronounced Mak•Ha•Na), which are Popped Water Lily Seeds, directly from our farmers in Northern India. They have a similar texture and flavour to popcorn but are way crunchier and have no hull to get stuck in your teeth! Learn more here.

Each serving has 6g of protein and 4g of fibre and Dear Snackers Makhana come in 3 delicious flavours:

-BBQ Makhana, our most popular flavour,

-Golden Turmeric Makhana, our most revolutionary flavour,

-Sweet & Salty Makhana, our natural crowd-pleaser.

You need feel good snacks, we've got your back. Happy Snackin!


We're proud of our makhana and we love receiving your feedback!

LOVE Dear Snackers

Angie, Co-Founder, Kind Laundry

I love snacking but always feel guilty when I feed my body with unnecessary ingredients. Worst, of all, I feel bloated and tired. Dear Snackers is the perfect snack because its rich with the good stuff like fiber, protein and antioxidants, but tastes delicious at the same time! I finally get to snack without feeling guilty.

Leila Keshavjee

Founder, Happy Pops

These are great. Love the texture and the flavours. It's a perfect snack anytime.


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Great yummy healthy and fun snack

I just received my first order of Dear Snckers makhanas in all 2 flavours. I had the chance to taste them all and my 6 year old, teenage nephew and niece, husband and I truly enjoyed them, particularly the BBQ one!! They are organic and sustainably grown, which is important to me. I will be buying them.


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My one-year-old loves these! A great alternative to rice puffs for teething babies.


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Move over popcorn!

I love popcorn as a healthy snack. Heard about water lily seeds in Womens Health magazine and been wanting to try them. So glad I finally did!! The flavor is not too sweet and it has protein and iron which I really like


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So good!!

I've been looking for a new snack to try for a while and decided to go for these after reading about the nutritional benefits. Sooo good and addicting... but they're healthy so it makes it good to snack on!


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turmeric tastes good?

I bought these on a whim because I wanted to try turmeric since i've read a lot about how it is good for boosting the immune system. I was worried I wouldn't like the taste but these are pretty good, they taste like the new white cheddar cheetos. Usually not my go-to but I really enjoy eating them while watching movies! Came to buy them again but they are sold out now. Also like the cute hand written thank you note in box package :)


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fave snack

Ordered these in my last haul cuz someone posted they bought them on IG. Super happy I did. Found my new fave snack, plus the ingredients are clean. Yum yum.


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Outstanding taste and perfect crunch!

Bought two of each flavour just to try... I was tired of eating high-calorie chips/popcorn, and figured I'd give these a go. Well worth it, everyone at home loves them! The flavouring is great, not overpowering but not lost either... overall, would highly recommend!


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great taste and texture!

Light an airy like popped rice! Flavouring was spot on, makes for a delicious snack. Would repurchase!


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Healthy and tasty!

Satisfies my snack craving without the guilt.


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Never heard of these but yum!

Did a snack haul last week with hubby.. but we had never heard of "makhana" before. Just googled them and turns out they are a superfood?! Will def get these again since they pair well with a glass of wine and Netflix.

Behind The Scenes

Check out this video for an exclusive look at how we make our popped water lily seeds in Toronto, Canada!

We're Proud of Who We Are

Founded by a woman

Our founder Shifa is a health nut, foodie, yogi, and environmentalist on a mission to put good into the world.

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Direct trade with farmers

We source directly from farmers in India. We also place emphasis on hiring female farmers, giving women the opportunity to earn a living in rural areas where they often unemployed.

Cultivated with Compassion

Foothills of the Himalayas

Our seeds grow in the most perfect and fertile climate. In northern India at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range. Our planet means everything to us and sustainability is at the core of everything we do.

Pond to Table

For the whole family!

Tasty and nutritious snacks that are loved by children and adults alike. Wholesome snacks we feed our own families!

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