It's The Flavour That You Want When You Want It!

Messaris Bros is the oldest potato crisp manufacturer in Africa. Est in 1948, the company has been manufacturing potato crisps for 66 years. The fundamental purpose of our company is to provide products and service of such quality that our customers will receive superior value, and our business partners and employees will share in our success.


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About Us


Messaris Bros manufactures superior quality crisps and nuts as well as our famous Bubbles. Messaris snack foods selects the finest ingredients to deliver the best quality crisps and nuts in Southern Africa.


    • 1948 – Grandfather Messaris, starts roasting and packing peanuts in Woodstock, Cape Town.
    • 1956 – The company introduces the first flavoured crisps to the South African market. These become the now famous Messaris Chilli Chippi.
    • 1972 – The Department of Community Development expropriates the premises of the family-owned business on the basis of the Group Areas Act.
    • 1973 – The company moves into it’s own premises in Elsies River, W/Cape.
    • 1979 – The first extruder begins production of corn extruded snacks.
    • 1982 – The company starts importing, processing, and packaging treenuts.
    • 1988 – The company is voted Supplier of the Year by Pick’n Pay.
    • 1989 – L&C; Messaris Bros. begins distributing its products in the E/Cape.
    • 1996 - Appointed by Pick’n Pay to supply Choice treenuts nationally. A national warehousing and distribution infrastructure is established.
    • 2010 – Messaris branded products are listed nationally by Pick’n Pay, Shoprite/Checkers, Spar, and Massmart.


Contact Us

Contact Details:
TEL- 021 592 1030
Physical Address: Cnr 16th Street &
7th Avenue Elsies River 7490
GPS: 33 ° 54' 48" S | 18 ° 34' 21" E