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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Kettle Cooked Chips

Herr Foods has introduced Old Bay Seasoning Kettle Chips.This new flavor to Herr Foods’ popular line of Kettle Cooked Potato Chips expands the product line to include 18 delicious varieties. This new addition will retail for $3.69 for the eight-ounce bag and $1.09 for the 1.875-ounce bag. All of Herr’s Kettle Cooked varieties are hand […]

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Biena Brand Redesign

Biena Chickpea Snacks has introduced a new design for its brand. The new bright and bold packaging showcases larger transparent windows to see the chickpeas inside. The pouches illustrate notable cues that speak to each flavor, like honeycombs for the Honey Roasted variety or a skewer for Barbeque. The flavorful Biena Chickpea Snacks line includes […]

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Protein-Packed Meat Snacks

Meat snacks are being seen in a new light and gaining a new reputation among consumers. The NPD Group, a  global information company, has found that dehydrated, salted meat snacks, like jerky, are on the rise. Although these snacks have been around for over 400 years, consumers are now looking anew at these tasty snacks

Snack-Sized Pastries

Since 2012, menu mentions of bite-sized sweets have more than doubled, according to Mintel Menu Insights 2014. To support operators in capitalizing on this trend, Lantmännen Unibake has introduced the Schulstad Mini Signature Selection. Crafted in classic European tradition and with premium ingredients, these artisanal MiniMania pastries feature the rich, flaky texture that patrons crave […]

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Oat Crackers

Walkers Shortbread, the Scottish purveyors of “The World’s Finest Shortbread,” introduced updates to its Oat Crackers line, including the debut of Three Seed Oat Crackers, plus new recipes and elegant revised packaging for the line’s four original flavors. For a flavor-rich and wholesome taste, the new three-seed variety contains pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds. Each […]

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Sea Salt Beef Jerky

KRAVE’s Sea Salt Original Beef Jerky pays tribute to this revolutionized snack with minimal ingredients and a delicious mix of sweet and savory. Perfectly seasoned with just enough sea salt and other mouthwatering spices and marinated to bring out the ideal amount of tenderness, the new flavor continues to follow the KRAVE standard of using […]

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How To Drive Snack Sales

C-stores can boost sales by offering some of the most in-demand snack items, including healthy and protein-dense options. Customers love snacking and a new report by global research consultancy TNS showed the top 20 snack categories showing the most growth potential among U.S. consumers. The rankings were identified using Growth Point, TNS’s new proprietary, first-of-its

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Mrs. Freshley’s Red Velvet Cupcakes evoke the mouth-watering decadence that red velvet cake is known for. With their rich color, soft texture, and hint of rich cocoa and delicious creme filling, these scrumptious Red Velvet Cupcakes make for the perfect snack or dessert. The cupcakes hit the market on June 1, and come in four-ounce […]

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Hummus Plus Chicken

Hummus is no longer just a dip or snack. Pure Mediterranean Foods has pioneered an all-new meal occasion with the introduction of Hummus Plus, now available to retailers. Hummus Plus pairs flavorful hummus with seasoned chicken, bringing consumers an all new meal and snack option that provides Lifestyle Power. Available in five flavor combinations, Hummus […]

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What Type of Snacks Are Consumers Demanding?

NPD Group finds snacks with health benefits are attracting customers. Consumers are reaching for snacks more often, and regardless of whether they’re seeking a sweet, salty or savory snack, they are gravitating toward options that have a perceived health benefit, according to a report by the NPD Group, a global information company. Protein, natural, and

Sausage Sticks and Bites

Old Wisconsin has introduced a new better-for-you-snack alternative: Fast Fuel Sausage Sticks and Bites. Appealing to the growing consumer demand for delicious and nutritious snacks, Fast Fuel Sausage Sticks and Bites are a low-calorie, high-protein snack that are authentically hardwood-smoked for great flavor, made only using the finest ingredients and spices and perfect for on-the-go snacking. What’s more, […]

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Balanced Breakfast

Mondelez International’s belVita Breakfast Biscuits has introduced Cranberry Orange to the existing crunchy portfolio. With spring in full swing, there is no better time to try the new sweet and tangy flavor, which provides four hours of nutritious steady energy to help customers make the most of their morning. Each 50-gram serving of belVita Cranberry […]

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Family Size Pies

Little Debbie has introduced Peanut Butter Creme Pies in a new Family Pack format. The new format will be available in stores starting in late-May 2015. Little Debbie first introduced the Peanut Butter Creme Pie as a single-serve product in 2013 under the Little Debbie Snacks line and in Big Packs in 2014. Their huge […]

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