Namkeen is light, tasty, and delicious snacks. Whenever we think of eating to keep our mouth busy we turn to small-time snacks. Especially in a country like India, snacks play an important role in helping us cope up with meals. Be it a marriage ceremony or any family get together or visiting a relative’s house, we always keep snacks in handy. In India, salty snacks are locally known by the term “Namkeen” and they are quite popular as pass time food and even as gifts. There are many brands of Namkeen in India which are people’s favorites.
Here we list the top 10 namkeen brands of the country which have not only filled our appetite but also gave happiness to our souls. Let us see which brands they are.
In India, one of the top leading namkeen brands awards goes to Haldiram Prabhuji. With its headquarters in Nagpur, Maharashtra, this company manufactures delicacies which is not only restricted to snacks but also produces sweets, beverages, etc.
Although Kolkata was the place where the manufacturing industry was first started, it was established in the Bikaner region of Rajasthan in 1937. This company has its branches everywhere widespread in India with its chain of restaurants opening in places like Kolkata, Nagpur, Delhi, etc.
It produces revenue of Rs.5532 crore annually through its large scale sale and popularity. One can find the products not only in shops but also in various ceremonies like marriage, birthday celebrations, etc.
Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd
When we speak of salty snacks the brand which comes to our mind is Bikanervala Foods Pvt.Ltd. With its wide range of various namkeens, this company has its headquarters in Delhi.
It was established by Shyam Sundar Agarwal in the year 1950. These namkeens are extremely delicious and quite popular not only in India but also in foreign countries. Not only are they tasty, but they are also quite under budget for everyone. Khatta meetha, moong dal, etc are some of the items which the company produces.
Although they are in business for a long time, their item quality is always assured and for their quality, they were awarded as well. Across various age groups, the namkeen of this brand is famous.
Chhappan Bhog Namkeen
This company is listed on the third position in Top 10 Namkeen Brands in India. This partnership brand brings one of the tastiest namkeens in the country. Founded in 1992 this company has an annual turnover of around one crore annually.
If you need to find variety and your taste buds ask for more you must try out their exclusive range of namkeens. From unique combos of Indian delicacies to innumerable gift hampers, this company pampers you with choices.
Their delicacies are well known and widespread among people. Their hampers vary in range and prices and one can buy it to gift it in occasions like anniversaries, homecoming, etc.
Mukhorochak Quality Namkeen
One of the most famous brands originating in Kolkata, West Bengal is Mukhorochak and they are extremely popular for their namkeens. Established in the year 1990 this brand produces world-class ‘chanachur’. It is said that per day production of namkeens by this company is around ten tons.
It is the brainchild of the Chandra family of Bengal and it is still ruling the markets like a king. One can find an excellent range of products in this company ranging from Chanachur to jhuribhaja everything. Although its origin is in Kolkata, this brand is famous all across the country.
Their products are liked by both the children and old people. Their name is becoming increasingly popular as each day passes just like they have gained success for decades.
In the fifth position, we can speak of the famous brand by the name ‘Anand Namkeen’ which is highly appreciated for its pocket-friendly prices and excellent quality. This company, like others, always keeps the need of the customer as a priority and tries to keep up to their expectations.
It was founded in 2002 and since then there was no looking back. They have bhujia, chiwda, chips and lots more. It is not only famous in Gujarat but also in many parts of the country as this company has a number of distributors.
Maxvita Foods India Pvt Ltd
Maxvita is a company founded in the southern region of India in Mysore, Karnataka in the year 2011 which is pretty recent. It employs around 50 people and has a yearly amount of around Rs. 25 crores.
It produces a number of snacks which include Potato chips, Moong dal and other varieties of namkeen. Even the Maxvita Rings have various flavours. It is in great demand in these few years and is quite popular among people.
Kaleva India Namkeen
If you are looking for variety in namkeens, this company located in Delhi is one such brand which will certainly have all you want. With a wide range of about five hundred varieties of namkeens, this brand is one of the ultimate go-to places for food lovers.
This company makes sure that their quality is never compromised and it is popular among both the young and the old age groups. Some of the famous items of this brand are Mysore Pak, Bengali Rasogolla, Rajasthani Ghevar and Karachi Halwa.
They manufacture a salty, sweet and mixed variety of namkeens which are quite popular across the country.
At the ninth position on the list of the top 10 Namkeen brands of India, we bring to you Pratap Snacks, a company whose headquarters is in Indore. This company is bringing back the taste of the ’90s through their production of ‘Yellow Diamond Rings’ which are popular among the children in this decade.
This company was built in the year 2003 and since then it is producing tasty snacks which range across various items like Chulbule, Scoops etc. One of the popular production of this brand is ‘Rings’ which generates about 40% of the total revenue of the company.
Since the time of its establishment in the year 1940, Prakash Namkeen has been quite popular among the people. What began as a small journey in Indore, continued to spread all over the country. It is one of the top companies for producing namkeens.
This brand specializes in manufacturing khatta meetha mixture of namkeens. It is of high quality and is reputed to keep up to the expectations of the customers. They have various types of namkeens like bhujia, varieties of sev, fulwadi, mini samosa etc. They like to experiment and bring new inventions in the field of namkeens.
Since the year 1961, this company with its headquarters in Plano, Texas, United States, has been provided delicious snacks items such as Lays, Cheetos, etc to their market which is spread worldwide. This company is under the parent brand ‘PepsiCo’ and its yearly income counts to around US$15.798 billion.
Although it is an American company, India happens to be one of the largest consumers of the snacks produced by the company. It seems that everyone loves to eat their products in leisure time while watching television, talking to friends or gifting them to relatives.
List of Best Namkeen Brands in India
|SL. No.||Brand Name||Establishment Year||Head Quarter||Toll-Free number/Customer Care|
|1||HALDIRAM PRABHUJI||1937||Nagpur, India||+91-631-222-0300|
|2||BIKANERVALA FOODS PVT.LTD.||1950||Delhi, India||+91-114-7006700|
|3||CHHAPPAN BHOG||1992||Lucknow, India||+91-522-2480856/2480956|
|4||MUKHOROCHAK||1950||Kolkata, India||+91-98319 47429|
|2000||Gujrat, India||+91-276-7225- 393|
|6||MAXVITA FOODS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED||2011||Mysuru, India||+91-821-419-5098|
|1985||New Delhi, India||+91- 11-2884 -4002|
|2009||Indore, India||+91-073-1 2437642/604|
|1940||Indore, India||+91-731-245 3673|
|10||FRITO-LAY||1961||Texas, United States||1-800-352-4477|
Indians love to snack and there is no particular time or occasion needed for it. Namkeen or Salty snacks are our favourites. Some of these brands are also well known for their sweets. Happy snacking!