Harry and I have one thing in common—pure love for potatoes—and this is what Spud Buds stands for and aims to deliver. It started off as a simple homegrown brand and eventually became a well-loved snack for potato lovers.
While we were doing our intensive research on potatoes, we met friends from Benguet State University who shared information about potatoes as a crop, the impending problems farmers face during calamities, and the current business setup in the potato trade. They also revealed that since multinational companies had switched their suppliers from here to abroad; the local potato industry lost its biggest clients in one go. After hearing this, we felt that we could make a change by proudly introducing Philippine potato varieties one spud at a time.
While other brands commonly use the word “potato” in their names, Spud Buds stands out not just for its branding, but also for its mission. Aside from creating potato snacks with a twist, we also aim to be a medium of awareness for local potato varieties.
Every snack we create is handcrafted—from sourcing, peeling, cutting, and cooking the potatoes—ensuring the quality from start to finish. Unlike other brands that source potatoes abroad, we use homegrown crops for all of our products. Our on-the-spot snack segment includes Ultimate Potato Skins, Flavored Shoestring Potatoes, Potacos, and Bacon Bombs while our packaged snack segment includes kettle-cooked potato chips, shoestring potatoes, and chocolate-covered potato chips.
We officially launched Spud Buds during the Noel bazaar in Filinvest Tent, Alabang on December 19, 2013. As a newbie, we knew that joining bazaars is one of the easiest ways to test and promote the brand. Of course, not all bazaars will yield profits and as a rookie, we also made mistakes and learned from them.
Today, we are engaged in events such as weddings, birthdays, and corporate parties. We also partner with movie houses and Bo’s Coffee shops around the metro. As our brand continues to grow, we aim to introduce new products and be recognized internationally.
Satisfy your cravings with Spud Buds––made for potato lovers