Wattie's Step by Step Snap Frozen Process

Have you ever wondered what "snap frozen" means? From field to fork and planting to harvesting our peas and corn go from field to snap frozen in under 4 hours! Check out our diagram below.

Wattie's Step by Step Snap Frozen Process
Snap Frozen Process Video
Snap Frozen Process Video
Planting

Seeds are planted using a
machine called a Seed Drill.

Planting
Planting

Seeds are planted using a
machine called a Seed Drill.

Sampling

The peas are tested by
squeezing in a Tenderometer.
The lower the reading,
the sweeter and more
tender the peas. 

Sampling
Sampling

The peas are tested by
squeezing in a Tenderometer.
The lower the reading,
the sweeter and more
tender the peas. 

Harvesting

Our juicy, tender
peas are harvested
and podded using
a Pea Viner. 

Harvesting
Harvesting

Our juicy, tender
peas are harvested
and podded using
a Pea Viner. 

Washing

The peas are washed
in a series of baths. 

Washing
Washing

The peas are washed
in a series of baths. 

Blanching

The peas are immersed
in very hot water or
steam to retain their colour
and lock in flavour. 

Blanching
Blanching

The peas are immersed
in very hot water or
steam to retain their colour
and lock in flavour. 

Freezing

A free flow freezer
individually snap freezes the
peas by blowing very cold
air over the moving peas. 

Freezing
Freezing

A free flow freezer
individually snap freezes the
peas by blowing very cold
air over the moving peas. 

Packing

The frozen goodies are packaged
ready for the supermarket. 

Packing
Packing

The frozen goodies are packaged
ready for the supermarket. 

Delivering to Store

So you can enjoy all year round.

Delivering to Store
Delivering to Store

So you can enjoy all year round.