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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Snack Pellets Market Growth

Snack Pellets Market is one of the fastest growing segments in the snack market. According to a recent report published by MarketsandMarkets, the Snack Pellets Market is expected to experience substantial growth within the next five years. The report, Snack Pellets Market by Type (Potato, Corn, Rice, Tapioca, Multigrain), Form (Laminated, Tridimensional, Die-face, Gelatinized), Equipment (Twin Screw Extruder,

Protein Bites

Inspired by the growing demand for quick, wholesome snack options, thinkThin has shrunk down its nutritious and delicious protein bars to create its latest mini-innovation, the thinkThin Protein Bites and thinkThin Protein Nut Bites. Building on the success of thinkThin protein bars, the new bites are the first time a leading energy bar brand has […]

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Functional Protein Chips

Inventure Foods’ Boulder Canyon Foods brand has launched its first functional food snack chip, called Protein Crisps. Featuring 10 grams of protein and a generous 47 chips per serving, Boulder Canyon Protein Crisps will be available in two varieties – Dark Chocolate and Asiago Cheese. The protein-rich chips are available in three-ounce packages at select […]

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How To Elevate Consumer Snacking Experiences

A new report from the IDDBA identifies key strategies for food retailers to appeal to the snacking consumer. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) latest original research, Snacking Opportunities: Building Better Snacks, has been released.  The report, developed in conjunction with The Hartman Group, identifies key ways food retailers can elevate snacking experiences across bakery, dairy, deli,

How Market Trends Are Impacting Snacking

Competition is high in the savory snacks department. Replacing meals with snacks is one of the major trends in the current snack industry, according to Global Savory Snacks Market 2015-2019 research report. A large target audience market trend is breakfast skippers. Another trend in the market is an increasing consumption of snacks for social gatherings and celebrations.

Chocolaty Fruit

Zola has introduced a new product line: Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit. This new product launch expands Zola’s portfolio beyond beverages into healthy snacks and reinforces the company’s ability to develop great tasting better-for-you products in multiple categories. Zola Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit is a combination of indulgent dark chocolate and tropical fruit from […]

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Apple Chips

World Finer Foods has added ThreeWorks Apple Chips to the Company’s comprehensive assortment of award winning products. ThreeWorks Apple Chips are born right on the tree, picked, sliced, dehydried (it’s a company secret), naturally flavored and popped into fun portable canister packages. This innovative production process maintains the natural apple flavor and creates a unique […]

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Mini Sweets

Rich Products Corp. has  created a lineup of “mini-hybrid” treats that possess many of the qualities consumers want most from their sweet goods. For this inventive dessert project Rich’s focused on three larger consumer preferences – mini desserts, hybrid desserts and natural/no-artificial-ingredient desserts. The company then combined the best elements from each of the concepts […]

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Ultimate Nutrition Bar

ViSalus has introduced the Nutra-Bar – a delicious and nutritious snack product designed to support any healthy lifestyle goal while adding more flavor variety and greater flexibility for on-the-go lifestyles. Nutra-Bars are the latest products available as part of ViSalus’ wholesome line of snacks, which follow its successful launch of Vi Bites in 2014, and […]

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Healthy Food Bars

Quest Bars have earned a reputation for making clean eating fun. The award-winning bars from Quest Nutrition come in 18 delicious flavors, including fan favorites Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and S’mores. Every flavor comes packed with 20+ grams of protein, plenty of fiber and no added sugar. They’re the perfect bar for […]

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All Dressed Potato Chips

The Ruffles brand has brought one of Canada’s biggest snacking successes, Ruffles All Dressed potato chips, into the hands—and mouths— of ever-eager Americans for a limited time. This elusive flavor combination leaves taste buds tingling. Ruffles All Dressed are available in the U.S. for a limited time: Sept. 14 – Dec. 7. Ruffles All Dressed […]

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Party Cake Treats

Just Born Quality Confections, maker of the iconic marshmallow PEEPS brand, has introduced PEEPS Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, which are set to be available in spring and summer 2016 in a five-count package. These delicious vanilla cake-flavored marshmallow chicks are sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti. Customers can get the party started by sharing the […]

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Sweet & Spicy

General Mills Convenience’s new Nature Valley Sweet & Spicy Granola Bar in Chili Dark Chocolate appeals to c-store shoppers looking for a spicy-sweet flavor. The chewy granola bar is dipped in chocolate-flavored coating with dark chocolate, nuts and seeds and cayenne pepper for a spicy kick. The bar is available in a 1.24-ounce size with […]

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Gluten-Free Snack Packs

Gratify Foods, the maker of delicious certified gluten-free snacks, introduced new two-ounce snack packs at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas. The newest addition to the Gratify Gluten Free portfolio will be available in convenience stores nationwide in early 2016. Marking the brand’s entry into the convenience store market, Gratify is […]

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Thanksgiving In A Chip

Boulder Canyon Foods, part of the Inventure Foods Inc., is bringing back its potato chip Thanksgiving meal with two kettle-cooked potato chip varieties inspired by the flavors of the season: Turkey & Gravy and Pumpkin Pie. Serving a satisfying Thanksgiving meal can be as easy as opening a bag of chips. The Thanksgiving meal in […]

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How To Entice Sales With Meat Snacks

Craving more protein, meat snack-hungry consumers are boosting convenience store profits. By Howard Riell, Contributing Editor protein-packed snacks, and meat snack manufacturers are responding with new and varied flavors, from gourmet to bold. To maximize sales, canny retailers are using promotions, packaging, consumer demographics and merchandising to make the most of impulse opportunities. The meat