Flavors, Textures and Cheese Lead Snack Trends in 2016

Snacking remains a popular and growing pastime with Americans—about 80% admit to enjoying at least one a day, 29% snack twice a day and 22% grab something to curb their appetites three or more times a day, according to research by CivicScience. According to industry data, multi-snackers, who snack two or more times per day,

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Healthy Snacking Spans Three Dayparts

More and more Americans are eating smaller portions of food more frequently throughout the day, and there is universal agreement in the food industry that this mega-trend is here to stay. This tendency is especially evident during the morning daypart, where on-the-go meal sales are surging. What’s also increasing is sales of breakfast and snack

Baby Boomers Snacking 20% More Often Than Millennials

Millennials reach for grab-and-go snacks when they’re hungry, while boomers find snacking more convenient than preparing a big meal. While marketers and retailers are busy vying for Millennial dollars, when it come to snacking it turns out baby boomers are leading the trend, with boomers eating ready-to-eat snack food 20% more often than Millennials, according

How Snacks And Beverages Sales Fared In February

Key convenience store segments see solid growth. Energy, beer and snacks all saw strong all-channel (includes grocery, drug, mass and convenience stores) sales during the four-week period ending Feb. 27, 2016. Results by Brand A report by Wells Fargo citing Nielsen data found manufacturers saw positive sales across beverage and snacks categories. Coca-Cola total beverage

Seeds, Nuts Agree with Snackers

Americans are snacking more now than ever before, with 94% snacking daily and more than half of them snacking two or three times each day, according to the Mintel Group, a Chicago-based research company. But those snack lovers also are concerned about their health, so many are choosing better-for-you snack items, such as seeds and

Mini Cupcakes

Tastykake has introduced two new single-serve options from its bite-sized, mini cupcake line. Single-serve Tastykake Mini Swirly Cupcakes and Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes are now available for retailer purchase. Tastykake’s Mini Swirly Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a white-creme filling and topped with chocolate icing. Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes filled with peanut […]

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Pretzel Lovers Rejoice

Herr Foods Inc. announced the launch of a new variety to its popular line of pretzels, Herr’s Pub Style Sourdough Pretzel Thins. The snack maker is combining consumers’ love for the hearty crunch of sourdough and the classic thin pretzel into one delicious snack. Ingrained in the company’s German history, Herr’s one-of-a-kind family pretzel recipe […]

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Salty Snack Market Evolution

Marketers are looking to appeal to salty snackers through new products and flavor profiles. A new report from Packaged Facts has revealed that over the next few years consumers will be seeking a new type of indulgent salty snack. Americans remain health conscious, and that trend is not expected to dissipate, and the Salty Snacks

Crunchy Snack

Halfpops, the innovative, crunchy half-popped popcorn snack, is expanding its line-up with three new flavor offerings, as well as rolling out refreshed product packaging and increased distribution. Now hitting store shelves, the three new flavors—Angry Kettle Corn, Black Truffle & Sea Salt and Brooklyn Dill Pickle—join Halfpops’ four existing delicious flavors and feature bold and […]

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Ready-To-Eat Popcorn

Boulder Canyon has introduced the new Real Thin Pop line of ready-to-eat popcorn. Featuring premium oils, including olive, avocado and coconut, and seasonings that are applied with a revolutionary new method (compared to traditional tumble mixing) results in a full-flavor snack experience that has remarkably fewer calories and fat than the leading popcorn brands. Boulder […]

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Wild Salmon Jerky

Acme Smoked Fish Corp. has introduced its latest innovation in the jerky category: Wild Salmon Jerky in ready-to-eat snack packs and sticks. RubyBay Smoked Salmon Jerky is made with wild caught King Salmon from the pristine waters of Alaska. Each salmon is carefully selected, hand cut, seasoned to perfection, and slowly smoked for hours using […]

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Limited Edition Doughnuts

National snack brand, Mrs. Freshley’s is giving breakfast an upgrade with two new limited edition doughnut flavors—Frosted Strawberry Mini Donuts and Blueberry Mini Donuts—just in time for spring. Mrs. Freshley’s Frosted Strawberry Mini Donuts are strawberry flavored doughnuts with a smooth chocolatey coating. These treats are bursting with delicious berry flavor and available in six-count […]

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Ice Cream For Foodservice

Yuengling’s Ice Cream has launched new three-gallon tub flavors—the perfect addition to foodservice programs. The limited edition flavors will be available in batch quantities and while supplies last. Additional flavors will be added throughout the year as new and unique flavors are developed. Depending on their popularity, select new flavors may be permanently added to […]

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Crabfry Potato Chips

Herr Foods Inc. has announced the early release of its new Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabfries Seasoned Potato Chips. Herr Foods has joined with Chickie’s and Pete’s sports bar and restaurant group to offer consumers this winning snack combination. Herr Foods is bringing the Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries flavor to potato chips by combining savory […]

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Healthy Chips

The Simply7 Kale Chips are the first real kale and potato chips on the market, offering the health benefits of kale (nearly 80% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin K) and the taste, crunch and satisfaction of eating real potato chips. Simply7 Kale Chips are available in three unique flavors: Sea Salt, Dill Pickle […]

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Mrs. Freshley’s is continuing the expansion of its snack line with the addition of new single serve Peanut Butter Cupcakes. This addition to the line follows the recent introduction of Peanut Butter Brownies to the line. Consumers nationwide can now purchase Mrs. Freshley’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes in two-count, four ounce single-serve packages for an estimated […]

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Jalepeño Ranch Popcorn

Smartfood has introduced the new Smartfood Spicy Jalapeño Ranch Popcorn. The all-new popcorn flavor combines the spice from jalapeños with a cool and creamy finish for an unforgettable taste. With 100% whole grains, a light and airy crunch and just the right amount of heat, this popcorn will be a snacking staple for spice lovers […]

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Why Health Trends Could Mean Trouble for Sweet Baked Goods

As consumers become increasingly health conscious, retailers will need to work extra hard to drive sales of pre-packaged bakery items. Sweet Baked Goods: U.S. Market Trends, a report from Packaged Facts, has revealed that, even though Americans love to indulge in sweet baked goods, as Americans continue to eat and snack healthier, many are searching

Hispanic Meat Snacks

El Norteño has unveiled three new meat snacks aimed directly at the growing U.S. Hispanic market. With guidance from partners in Guadalajara, Mexico and Los Angeles, the El Norteño team spent a year developing their new Cecina with Tapatío Hot Sauce, Tira de Carne Habanero and Tira de Carne Habanero y Limón. Cecina is Mexican […]

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Bold Flavored Cashews

Emerald has announced the launch of a new line of bold flavored cashews. Emerald has created new flavor combinations that are sure to excite. The new flavor profile includes Dill Pickle, Jalapeño, Sriracha and Salt & Pepper cashews. Each variety combines the buttery crunch of Emerald Cashews with a unique blend of spices and ingredients. […]

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Way Better Nacho Chips

Live Better Brands LLC has introduced A Nacho Above tortilla chips. This new cheesy tortilla chip variety is the first new everyday flavor to be added to Way Better Snacks’ tortilla chip line since March 2014. A Nacho Above joins eight other varieties including fan favorites Sweet Chili and ‘Sweeet’ Potato. Holding true to the […]

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Ranch-Flavored Hummus

Tribe, the fast-growing hummus producer has launched its latest Limited Batch flavor, Ranch Hummus, available now nationwide. The perfect dipping partner for all vegetables and salty snacks, Tribe’s new Ranch Hummus blends the popular taste of ranch with the creamy texture of traditional hummus to create a smooth, dairy-free dip that is the perfect complement […]

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New Better For You Product Flavors

Amplify Snack Brands Inc. has launched new SkinnyPop Popcorn flavors. The company has also announced the official national launch of Paqui Tortilla Chips, which will be available across the U.S. and Canada. The new popcorn flavors bring Amplify’s flavor portfolio to 22 new options for consumers to enjoy. SkinnyPop consumers are now able to enjoy […]

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Pickle Popsicle

Van Holten’s has introduced new Pickle-Ice. Enhanced with electrolytes, Pickle-Ice is a refreshing treat on a hot day, and an athletic supplement that helps rehydrate and prevent cramps. Pickle-Ice comes packaged in portable two-ounce pops. Enhanced with electrolytes, Pickle-Ice aids in keeping your body hydrated, balanced and performing at peak levels. Essential minerals like sodium, […]

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Bakery Products Play a Part in 2016 Snacking Trends

The bakery market is expected to experience massive growth in the coming years. What’s in Store 2016, an annual trends research report from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), has revealed that single-and smaller-portion bakery products remain the hottest growth area for in-store bakeries. Products with “built-in portion control,” like individual cake slices, parfaits and cake

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