Ape Snacks, the coconut snack brand, is introducing a market first: Coconut Puffs.

Hitting shelves on March 1, the puffs will meet the ever-growing consumer demand for healthy alternative snacks.

Launching in two flavours, Lightly Salted and Thai Chilli, the puffs are a mixture of coconut and rice flour, coconut oil and all-natural seasoning.

Zack Nathan, founder of Ape Snacks, said: “Snackers are continually looking for more adventurous and innovative treats which satisfy their hunger and cravings, whilst compromise neither their wellbeing nor their wallets. We’ve made sure our Puffs fit this bill, particularly with the dense pack fill. Our aim is to help people snack healthier, eat better and deliver value both for money and for health.”

As with all Ape Snacks products, the Ape Coconut Puffs are gluten free, suitable for vegans, made with coconut oil, and are a source of fibre. The brand new snacks are not fried and contain no added sugar. Ape’s Coconut Puffs will be available from March 1 2018 (rrp £0.80 per 25g).