Lucky’s history began nearly 50 years ago, when founder Allen Leach started the business as a contract packer of confectionery in 1957 under the name of Lucky Candy.
The company’s first premises were in Canterbury, Victoria at the back of the family grocery store and over the years, a number of moves into larger premises and business changes saw Lucky produce a range of cooking nuts that quickly became a permanent item in cupboards and pantries of Australian households.
Select Harvests Food Products Pty Ltd (based in Thomastown) now owns the Lucky brand. Lucky manufactures and retails a range of nut and seed products, including almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pepitas and sunflower kernels.
Lucky also produces a delicious range of products that are ideal for snacking. Nut, fruit and seed mixes in resealable tubs are ideal to have in the office, in the car or at home and the 30g boxes (sold as 6 packs) mean that people can have healthy snacks on hand whenever hunger strikes.
The Lucky range has recently been extended to include snack products for children. Delicious mixes of dried fruits, including sultanas, pineapple, apricots, apple and cranberries (infused with raspberry flavour to increase the palatability of the cranberry for children) are available, with the packs featuring lovable Disney characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Buzz Lightyear, Nemo and Lightning McQueen.
Lucky has grown from its humble beginnings to become the leading nut brand in the dried fruit and nut category in supermarkets across Australia.