How Meat Snacks Are Evolving

Because consumers have a variety of options, flavors and textures to choose from, this hearty category promises to be even more profitable in 2016. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor New flavors, healthier options and combination packs have created a marketing force that promises to drive meat snacks sales even higher in 2016. With more emphasis

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Thinner Wheat Thins

Wheat Thins has introduced the new Even Thinner Wheat Thins Limited Edition. This new line of Wheat Thins is sleeker and thinner than ever before. As the iconic snack you’ve known and loved for nearly 70 years, Wheat Thins is excited to introduce the next big thing in snacking innovation. Even Thinner Wheat Thins Limited […]

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Peanut Butter Brownies

Expanding its line of chocolate and peanut butter snacks, Mrs. Freshley’s is launching new Peanut Butter Brownies for consumers nationwide. Mrs. Freshley’s new peanut butter flavored snack line celebrates the perfect pairing of peanut butter and chocolate via a delicious new brownie, sure to excite sweet lovers everywhere. These conveniently packaged treats make for a […]

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How to Maintain Snack Consumption As Millennials Age

Millennials have had an enormous impact on the global snacking market. Thanks to the unique behaviors and choices of the Millennial generation, savoury snacks have risen from a pub/cinema nibble to a coveted health food item. Euromonitor International’s The Future of Savoury Snacks: The Role of Millennials as a Snacking Generation global briefing offers an

Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

Kathie’s Kitchen has added a new flavor to its line of SuperSeedz gourmet pumpkin seeds: Maple Sugar & Sea Salt. These seeds can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, or as a welcome addition to cereal, yogurt and more. This new flavor sells for an SRP of $4.99, and can be found in new one-ounce […]

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Gourmet Holiday Cupcakes

The Cake Boss has a way to make this holiday season even sweeter with new, limited edition Excellent Peppermint cupcakes and Let It Snow cakes and cupcakes now available in stores nationwide. The holidays are a great time for families to connect and what better way than sharing a sweet treat together. Buddy Valastro, a […]

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Holiday Snack Treats

Snappers, creator of award-winning gourmet chocolate, caramel and pretzel treats from Edward Marc Brands has released three new limited-edition holiday Snappers flavors. Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Caramel, Dark Chocolate Caramel Fudge and Dark Chocolate Peppermint join Snappers everyday flavors to help spread a little magic, love and joy this season. Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Caramel Snappers features […]

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Mini Pies

J&J Snack Foods Corp. has joined with General Mills to introduce Pillsbury Mini Pies. These perfectly portioned frozen dessert squares will soon be available in three varieties: Apple Cinnamon, S’mores and Chocolate Lava. Each package comes with four 1.8-ounce frozen mini pies and a flavored icing packet. The pies can be ready in 15 minutes […]

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Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Knouse Foods is adding four new unsweetened flavors to its line of Mussleman’s unsweetened Natural Apple Sauce: Cherry, Cinnamon, Peach and Strawberry. Musselman’s 4.5-ounce cups satisfy the minimum daily fruit requirement, which is of interest to a growing number of consumers. Plus, all 4.5-ounce flavors are gluten free, with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. […]

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Super Food Snacks

Slammers SuperFood Snacks from Go Gourmet, the fastest growing premium snacking brand in the fruit cup aisle, is expanding its distribution across the U.S., strengthening Go Gourmet’s presence in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. Since launching in the U.S. in 2014, Slammers’ original line of Super Food pouched snacks have appealed tremendously to school-aged kids exercising their independence in picking out treats from the […]

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Chocolate Energy Accepted to CRN

Energems has been accepted as a member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has accepted the dark chocolate energy supplement, Energems, as a new member. This is a major accomplishment for this product, which was just launched earlier in 2015. “Acceptance into CRN marks a groundbreaking moment in our

Bakery-Fresh Taste

Sunbelt Bakery has introduced new Grab-N-Go Granola, which is being sold in convenience stores across the country. Currently available in Simple Granola and Raisin Almond Granola flavors, the Grab-N-Go Granola has the same delicious, bakery-fresh taste of Sunbelt Bakery granola cereal but in a single-serve pack— making it a quick, convenient snack that contains a […]

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Healthful Holiday Chips

Live Better Brands has introduced a number of new all-natural snacks under the Way Better Snacks name. Three limited-edition holiday chips, and one new everyday flavor have been introduced. Oh My Sweet Punkin’ Cranberry, a new holiday flavor arrived in time for Thanksgiving. Dried cranberries dot each chip, baked into a base of savory pumpkin, […]

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Vegan Veggie Spread

GO VEGGIE has launched new GO VEGGIE Vegan Spread & Dip Minis for health-conscious consumers on the go. GO VEGGIE minis are the only vegan, plant-based substitute for traditional spreads and dips. Aimed at more than 108 million Americans with special diets looking for healthier ingredients, better nutritionals or to avoid food allergens, GO VEGGIE’s new […]

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Festive Kakes

This holiday season, snack brand Tastykake has launched limited-edition Kandy Kakes. New Tastykake Red Velvet Kandy Kakes feature rich red velvet cakes with a buttercream creme filling covered in a white confectionery coating. The Red Velvet Kandy Kakes are available in eight- ounce boxes and have an estimated retail price of $4.49. Tastykake’s Gingerbread Kandy Kakes feature a sweet and spicy […]

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Sweet Potato Skins

Inventure Foods Inc. has expanded on its popular TGI Fridays licensed snack line with the introduction of Sweet Potato Skins. The new Fridays Sweet Potato Skins are now in convenience and grocery stores nationwide in 2.75-ounce and five-ounce bags, respectively. A convenient 1.35-ounce single-serve bag will also available in vending machines. The suggested retail price […]

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Healthy Snack Bars

Rickland Orchards has launched a new line of CLVR bars blended with high-quality ingredients such as super fruits, grains, seeds and nuts, sweetened with coconut sugar. CLVR bars are currently enrolled in both the Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free programs, awaiting verification. The bars are rolling out to retailers nationwide and are available in […]

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Reformulated Snacks

SnackWell’s is reformulating its products, which will now be made without high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors or colors. Recently acquired by Back to Nature Foods Company L.L.C., a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VI L.P., SnackWell’s is now looking to build on the success of its signature products—the Vanilla Creme Sandwich […]

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How Savory Snacks Succeed

Busy lifestyles lead to increased snack consumption. Economic variations, such as surging urbanization, growing per capita income in various countries and increasing demand for tertiary processed food, have led to growth in the global savory snacks market. Earlier, the savory snacks were munched as makeshift food between the major meals; however due to the evolving

How To Define Healthy

Do FDA guidelines prohibit foods with healthful ingredients from being labeled as healthy options? Kind Snacks has raised concerns about the criteria set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to qualify foods as healthy options. According to a report from The Hill, Kind Snacks has filed a citizens petition, requesting that the FDA update

Pop-able Protein

Balance Bar, maker of one of America’s original nutrition energy bars, is introducing the Balance bites line. A first for the Balance Bar portfolio and the nutritious snack category, Balance bites are delicious, protein-packed, pop-able snack bites with a crunch—perfect for grab-and-go munching. Available in two flavors, chocolate and peanut butter, bites will be available […]

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Snacks To Go

Ready Snax is the perfect on-the-go snack for convenience store shoppers. New Ready Pac Ready Snax Apples, Yogurt and Trail Mix Snack Tray is a trail lover’s delight. It combines sweet red and tart Granny Smith apple slices  with creamy vanilla yogurt and crunchy trail mix made with almonds, cashews, cranberries, chocolate chips and caramel […]

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Chewy Nut Protein Bars

Kellogg’s has announced a new lineup of Special K snack bars to meet increasing consumer demand for visible ingredients, and higher nutritional value. With 77% of consumers interested in purchasing food with added health benefits, new Special K Chewy Nut Bars and Special K Protein Whipped Bars are positioned for popular appeal. Adding to its […]

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Double The Chocolate

Kellogg’s fans are celebrating as Famous Amos has launched Double Chocolate Chip cookies to the Convenience channel. These bite-sized cookies boast a sweet and crunchy homemade taste to spark impulsive cookie curiosity and trial. As the only brand with 72% aided household awareness and the number one selling cookie in the Vending channel Famous Amos […]

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Holiday Donuts

This holiday season, snack brand Tastykake has launched limited edition winter item; Tastykake Mini Donuts. Enticing Gingerbread flavors overtake Tastykake’s new Gingerbread Mini Donuts which feature a gingerbread flavor cake with cinnamon sugar coating. The Gingerbread Mini Donuts are available in 10 ounce bags with an estimated retail price of $2.99. Tastykake’s Salted Caramel Mini Donuts and Red Velvet Mini Donuts are making a comeback this […]

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