How Nutrition Labels Help People Make Healthful Choices

Young people are encouraged to be aware of nutrition facts when making food choices. In an effort to fight childhood obesity, and in order to encourage healthy choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourages kids to Read the Label. The Nutrition Facts Label is a simple tool available on food and beverage packages. It lets kids

Limited Edition Caramel Corn

G.H. Cretors has introduced three new flavors to its Limited Edition popped corn collection. The brand’s new artisanal varieties will feature combinations of caramel corn with the most popular flavors of the season: Orchard Apple Caramel Corn, Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn and Double Chocolate Caramel Corn. A holiday tin will also be offered, which will include […]

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Jif has introduced NEW Jif Peanut Butter Granola Bars. These bars are made with the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter and chewy granola and are the brand’s first granola bar. These bars are available in three delicious varieties: Creamy Peanut Butter, Crunchy Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Chocolate Flavored. Jif Bars are a satisfying […]

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Natural Banana Chips

Bare Snacks has introduced its new line of All Natural Crunchy Banana Chips. These chips are the first of their kind, and they are baked rather than fried. Crafted in small batches, bare Crunchy Banana Chips are made from fresh, ripe bananas that are slowly baked to a perfect crunch, with no added oil or […]

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Tillamook Country Smoker Helps Fire Fighters With Jerky Donation

Smoked turkey and cranberry jerky help fuel fire fighting crews. Oregon business Tillamook Country Smoker has stepped up to provide a new tool to fuel brave firefighters who are battling flames raging across the Western states: smoked jerky. A fire at Canyon Creek Complex near John Day, Ore. has destroyed 36 homes over the weekend.

Mondelez Partners With US Open

Snack brands, such as OREO and belVita, to offer captivating promotional content and engaging experiences around the tennis competition. Mondelez International is now an Official Promotional Partner of the US Open. “We’re so excited to partner with the US Open, which is that rare event with strong appeal among our core targets of moms, Millennials

Fruit and Veggie Fusions

Del Monte has released new Fruit and Veggie Fusions. These fusions contain a tasty blend of fruit in a lightly-sweetened vegetable and fruit juice that equals one combined serving of fruit and vegetables in each cup. The cups come in three flavors: Peach Mango, Apple Pear Watermelon and Cherry Fruit Trio. They contain no high […]

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Salty Snacks Remain An American Favorite

Healthy living trends have not deterred the majority of Americans from enjoying their favorite salty snacks. Despite the national shift toward living healthier lifestyles and the increasing availability of artisanal food products, salty snacks— such as chips, pretzels, cheese snacks and popcorn—have maintained their position as consumer favorites. According to the Packaged Facts report Salty Snacks in

How Single-Person Households Are Influencing Snacking Trends

Single-serve packaged snacks are popular meal options in smaller households, and c-stores are in a prime position to cater to this need. As the number of single-person households in the U.S. continues to grow, so does their impact on snacking. Snack foods being consumed at meal time has become quite common, mainly among consumers who

Better-For-You Snack Pack

Justin’s has launched its new Snack Pack product line. Packed in 100%- recycled plastic, this new addition comes in three nut butter and pretzel combinations and delivers the great taste and high-quality ingredients one would expect from the brand. One side Justin’s nut butter, one side gluten-free pretzels, this convenient, all-in-one snack is designed to […]

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Real Fruit & Yogurt Snacks

Promotion in Motion Co.’s Welch’s brand has introduced new Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks. These new snacks are made with real fruit centers covered in creamy yogurt. Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks are an excellent source of Vitamins A (25%), C (100%) and D (25%), a good source of Calcium (10%) and are low fat. […]

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Healthy On-the-Go Snacking Made Easy With Nutritional Bars

America’s shift toward healthy living is facilitated by nutritional bars that fit in with the busy lifestyles of American consumers. The new report, Nutritional and Cereal Bars in the U.S., 4th Edition, by Packaged Facts has shown nutritional bars to be growing in popularity among American snackers. Whether on the go or at home, nutritional bars

Snack Bites

The Hershey Co. has introduced new Hershey’s Snack Bites. These new candies deliver an exciting snack experience by combining delicious nuts and Hershey’s iconic confection brands. These tasty snacks include a balanced concentration of crunchy nuts in every bite. Two varieties Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds Snack Bites and PayDay Snack Bites will be available […]

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Sweet & Salty

Mars Chocolate has introduced new COMBOS Sweet & Salty Chocolate Fudge Pretzel. This new item features creamy fudge filling surrounded by a salty, crunchy pretzel shell. It follows the successful 2014 launch of COMBOS Caramel Crème Pretzel and COMBOS Vanilla Frosting Pretzel. The COMBOS Sweet & Salty Chocolate Fudge Pretzel Medium Bags ship in a […]

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New Cookie Flavors

Ezaki Glico U.S.A. has introduced two new Pocky flavors to its popular Pocky product line: Chocolate Banana Pocky and Cookies & Cream Pocky. Chocolate Banana Pocky pairs the light crunch of a chocolate cookie stick with a smooth banana flavored cream, while Cookies & Cream Pocky pairs a chocolate-flavored cookie stick with a sweet cream […]

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Birthday Cake Teddy Grahams

Honey Maid has introduced Birthday Cake Teddy Grahams. With birthday cake flavor emerging as a pop culture favorite across all age groups, Honey Maid has expanded the Teddy Grahams portfolio to incorporate crackers infused with birthday cake flavor and colorful sprinkles, joining other popular Teddy Graham flavors like Honey, Cinnamon, Chocolate and Chocolatey Chip. Teddy […]

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Cheez-It Crunch’d

Kellogg’s has introduced the new Cheez-It Crunch’d. This is the first ever crunchy puff from the Cheez-It brand. Cheez-It Crunch’d expands and diversifies the Salty Snack Category by joining Cheez-It Grooves, Cheez-It Baked Snack Mixes, Cheez-It Duoz, and other products from the cracker brand. Cheez-It Crunch’d is a bold, innovative snack launching in two exciting […]

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Organic Fruit Snacks

Go Organically has introduced Go Organically Fruit Snacks. The fruit snacks, which hit shelves in June, are USDA Certified Organic bite-size snacks made with real fruit purees and real fruit juices, and are being introduced in three  assortments. Fruit Medley, features Strawberry, Orange, Apple, Peach and Cherry flavors, while Mixed Berry consists of fresh-off-the-vine varieties […]

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A New World Leader In Ice Cream Emerges

Although Americans consume the most ice cream per person than anywhere in the world, the U.S. is no longer the global leader in ice cream sales. New research from Mintel has revealed that the global ice cream market has shifted, as China has overtaken the U.S. as the worlds largest ice cream market in 2014.

Almonds with a Kick

Blue Diamond Growers has introduced Sriracha Snack Almonds. The new flavor, which will be the latest addition to a family of BOLD flavors, including Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Habanero BBQ and Salt & Vinegar, brings a hot bite of chili and garlic flavor to the portfolio. With more than 25 great tasting varieties, from Whole […]

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OREO Thins

Mondelez International has introduced new OREO Thins. This new spin on the traditional childhood snack allows adults to reminisce while indulging in a lower-calorie version of this favorite snack. Following the consumer health trends, OREO Thins come with a new serving size of four cookies for 140 calories as opposed to the three Original OREO […]

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How To Woo American Snackers

Nearly all Americans snack at least once a day, but many wish for more options and convenient packaging. According to a recent report from Mintel, nearly all Americans (94%) admit to snacking at least once a day. Mintel’s Snacking Motivations and Attitudes US 2015 report shows that snacking is becoming a trend as 50% of

High Protein, High Profit

Can meat snacks continue to serve up healthy sales for c-stores? By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor “High in protein.” “Natural ingredients.” “Low sugar.” Analysts insist these are some of the top buzz descriptors that today’s consumers look for when contemplating snacking options. Even popular workout programs like P90X push high-protein meal plans and trending

Fruit and Nut Bars

The Hershey Co. has introduced Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars. Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars are extraordinarily delicious snack bars made with real fruit, whole roasted almonds and signature Brookside dark chocolate. Two varieties, Brookside Fruit and Nut Cranberry with Blackberry Flavor and Brookside Fruit and Nut Cherry with Pomegranate Flavor, will be available in […]

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Gluten Free Bites

The Gluten Free Bar (GFB) has introduced Gluten Free Bites in two new flavors. A combination of a delicious nutrition bar and a healthy truffle, Gluten Free Bites are now available in Peanut Butter & Jelly and Dark Chocolate Hazelnut. The classic combination of creamy peanut butter paired with real dried strawberries creates the perfect […]

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