Meat Snacks Gain Weight

Convenience store customers crave variety, which is a big draw in today’s meat snacks category. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor From a wide variety of flavor offerings, including specialty meats, to various textures and forms, the meat snacks category succeeds in meeting consumers’ desires. The category is well positioned at what some refer to as

Cheese Meets Jerky

Milk Truck Cheese creates a new category in cheese and meat snacks. A delightful combo of bacon and cheese in a convenient on-the-go snack: “Cherky”! The début “Aged Cheddar Cheese, Bacon & Jalapeño” flavored Cherky has garnered rave reviews in its intro markets. Ideal for vending, hospitality, specialty retail and grocery, Milk Truck Cheese is […]

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KRAVE Sticks

New KRAVE Sticks are protein-filled and layered with beans and sweet potatoes for a truly delicious on-the-go snack. Thoughtfully crafted in collaboration with the world’s premier culinary college, The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Calif., the KRAVE Sticks come in three unique flavors: Spicy Red Pepper Pork with Black Beans, Rosemary Lemon Turkey […]

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Skinless Popcorn

New Pop, the world’s first skinless popcorn, has launched in the U.S., beginning in the Tri-State area. New Pop is the new way of snacking: Guilt Free!  It’s made with the simplest ingredients without compromising the taste. It is high in fiber, has zero fat and only 32 calories per cup. Plus it’s non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. Made in Brazil, the process of […]

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Wholesome Crisps

Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods has introduced three new gluten-free snack crisps made with an array of wholesome ingredients, including lentils, peas, carrots, quinoa, amaranth and other ancient grains. Lentil Carrot Quinoa Crisps, Snap Pea Crisps and Ancient Grains Crisps are now available and are sold in 5.5-ounce bags with a suggested retail price of $3.49 […]

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Hot Buffalo Flavor

Heating up the salty snacks category, General Mills Convenience introduces Bugles Hot Buffalo. New Bugles Hot Buffalo offers increased hot buffalo flavor in a crispy corn snack that consumers love. The new flavor will be available in early 2017 in a three-ounce size with a suggested retail price of $1.69. For More Information From General […]

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Granola Cups

Meeting consumer demand for an indulgent yet purposeful snack, General Mills Convenience is rolling out new Nature Valley Granola Cups in Peanut Butter Chocolate and Almond Butter. The new bite-size snack, featuring wholesome ingredients, includes crunchy cups filled with creamy nut butter for a multi-texture treat. Available in a 1.35-ounce size, Nature Valley Granola Cups […]

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Sweet & Salty Snack Mix

Retailers understand that consumer cravings keep evolving and to stay ahead of the curve, they need dynamic snack options. Cheez-It has responded with Sweet & Salty Snack Mix. As a $1 billion brand (Nielsen Aug. 8, 2015), Cheez-It is a key driver in the snacks category, growing +$10.8 million in the past year in convenience. […]

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Popped Rice Clusters

Soy Vay, a premium line of preservative-free, kosher marinades is entering the snack aisle with Popped Rice Clusters. Taking inspiration from Soy Vay’s commitment to only using premium ingredients, the new Popped Rice Clusters are made with high quality ingredients and do not contain artificial flavors or preservatives. Soy Vay Popped Rice Clusters are available […]

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OREO Candy Bars

Mondelez introduces Milka OREO Chocolate Candy Bars, which combines two of the world’s most iconic brands and treats: OREO cookies and Milka European chocolate candy, the No. 1 chocolate candy in Europe. The new chocolate candy bar line is a permanent offering and comes in an assortment of formats, all of which feature bits of […]

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Do Meat Bars Match Up?

Meat bars forge a unique position in the meat snacks category. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Every once in a while, a new type of product enters the marketplace that doesn’t neatly fit into an existing category. Meat bars is one of the latest examples of this phenomenon. Although they contain many of the

Individually-Wrapped Bakery Items

Hill Country Bakery started with premium ingredients and fresh baked goods delivered to local restaurants and coffee houses in a small town in Texas over 20 years ago. Over the years the company has hand crafted favorite coffee house recipes for Pound Cakes, Loaf Cakes, Coffee Cakes, Crumb Cakes, Muffins, Decadent Bars, Danish and Cinnamon […]

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Winter LTOs

Tastykake is offer three Winter Limited Edition offerings. Red Velvet Mini Donuts consist of a festive red cake donut lightly dusted with cream cheese flavored powdered sugar and are made with real cocoa. They are available in three-ounce, six-count, single-serve packs with an estimated retail price of $1.79. Red Velvet Kandy Kakes feature a white confectionary-coated red […]

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Customers Shop Online For Snacks

Some 13% of snack foods purchased online are consumed as a meal replacement, compared to 10% for total channels. As customers look for increased convenience, many are turning away from brick-and-mortar stores and looking instead to purchase snacks online. The NPD Group, a global information company reported that, although still relatively small, the online channel

Donut Holes

Prairie City Bakery is introducing new French Toast Donut Holes, which join Blueberry, Cherry, Chocolate and Old Fashioned flavors. All donut holes are tender, tasty bite-sized donuts coated with a rich glaze and packed in a convenient, portable, clear cup with a pop-off lid that makes it easy for on-the-go snacking. Cups have new, vibrant […]

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Macadamia Nut Snacks

Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Inc. has expanded its snack portfolio with Royal Hawaiian Orchards Single-Serve Macadamia Nut Pouches. The brand’s Single-Serve Macadamia Nut Pouches are available in six flavors. Gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified, the convenient grab-and-go pouches are now available at 7-Eleven and other select convenience stores nationwide. Made with buttery-rich macadamias grown in […]

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Hot Snacks

General Mills has introduced two new flavors of Chex Mix: Jalapeno Cheddar and Hot & Spicy, which offer increased heat to meet consumer expectations. Chex Mix Jalapeno Cheddar delivers hotter, cheesier flavor than ever while Hot & Spicy is “really freaking hot.” Available in 3.75-ounce size with suggested retail price of $1.69. General Mills noted […]

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Organic Olive Snack Packs

Gaea’s organic olives are handpicked from the finest organically-cultivated trees in Greece, using time honored, traditional farming techniques while they are harvested by hand. They are sorted immediately on site and placed in a protected atmosphere that keeps the olives fresh and full of authentic Greek flavors. Gaea’s Organic Olive Snack Packs are a convenient […]

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Crispy Chocolate Wafers

The Kellogg Co. has introduced a new flavor to its line of Keebler Sugar Wafers. To satisfy sweet cravings, Keebler Sugar Wafers now come in chocolate, as well as the original strawberry and vanilla flavors. With simple and bold new packaging and 10 wafers per pack, Keebler Sugar Wafers will capture impulse cookie sales and […]

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Trolls Themed Snacks

Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Snacks has announced that it is entering the colorful, wondrous world of “Trolls” as part of a nationwide licensing deal for DreamWorks Animation’s new animated film. This is the first national movie campaign for Sensible Portions, launching the brand’s mission to become the go-to all-family snack in the natural snacks category. As […]

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Baked Party Snacks

Inventure Foods Inc. has added a new snack line to its licensed line of TGI Fridays snacks. Inventure is encouraging consumers to step out of the kitchen and into the party with the introduction of TGI Fridays Party Bites, a line of ready-to-eat snacks inspired by classic Fridays favorites like Buffalo Wings and Mac and […]

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Pure Fruit Snacks

Crispy Green has introduced its new line, Crispy Fruit, premium freeze-dried fruit snacks. This new snack line is made from 100% pure fruit and nothing else. Crispy Fruit is made from only one ingredient. Clean, healthy and delicious, Crispy Fruit is an irresistible snack choice for kids and adults alike whether on the go or […]

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Delicious Mini Cupcakes

Mrs. Freshley’s has introduced a new line of Mini Cupcakes. These perfectly portioned treats, available in Chocolate and Peanut Butter, pack big time flavor in a bite-sized snack. Good things come in small packages, and this is especially true for Mrs. Freshley’s Mini Cupcakes. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Mini Cupcakes feature a mouth-watering chocolate cupcake with […]

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Real Fruit Chips

TERRA Real Vegetable Chips has debuted a fruit snack that can be enjoyed at home or on the go: TERRA Real Freeze Dried Fruit. The new snack is available in two delicious varieties: Honey Infused Fuji Apples and Tropical Blend with Coconut Oil. With people snacking more and current on-the-go lifestyles, this freeze dried fruit […]

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Zesty Jerky Line

Consumer Value Products (CVP) has announced the launch of the new Excursion Jerky line. This new line is CVP’s premier control label jerky line that offers the ultimate protein snack with zesty flavors including Smokey BBQ Pork Jerky, Teriyaki Beef Jerky, Cracked Pepper Beef Jerky and Smokehouse Beef Jerky. With rugged, adventurous packaging and quality […]

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