Flavorful Jerky

While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, KaiYen Mai had the idea of combining American flavors with the tenderness of Asian-style jerky to create Fusion Jerky. Using only U.S. raised animals and locally sourced meats, Fusion Jerky is available in beef, pork, turkey, and chicken. With a totally of eight flavors, Fusion Jerky is a low-fat, gluten free,


Real Vegetable Chips

TERRA Real Vegetable Chips is launching two new flavors to celebrate its partnership with Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing and saving heirloom seeds, and raise awareness of the need for crop diversity. The two new flavors, Heritage Blend and Beauregard Sweets, are made with a variety of heirloom vegetables whose seeds

New Dippin’ Stix

Reichel Foods has introduced the new Dippin’ Stix Apples with Caramel, Peanuts and Chocolate. Fresh fruit is currently the fastest growing snack in the U.S. and the new Dippin’ Stix apple combination was the only fresh produce snack ranked in the top 10 at NACS. The new Apples with Caramel, Peanuts and Chocolate creates a

Thick + Bold Potato Chips

Known for its extra crunchy, flavorful kettle-cooked potato chips, Kettle Brand has introduced a new line of Kettle Thick + Bold potato chips developed exclusively for the convenience channel. The new line features thick Krinkle Cut chips seasoned with bold natural ingredients, to provide a substantial and satisfying crunch packed with flavor. Developed to appeal

Better-For-You Chips

Garden of Eatin’ is releasing two brand new chip flavors, Kale Tortilla Chips and Reduced Fat Blue and Yellow Chips, and is bringing back the ever-popular Pumpkin Tortilla Chips just in time for fall. Garden of Eatin’ Kale Tortilla Chips are topped off with a delicious topical seasoning and are an excellent source of Vitamin

New Brownie Supreme Flavor

General Mills Convenience is adding more variety to its popular Chex Mix Muddy Buddies line with the introduction of the new Brownie Supreme flavor. A decadent treat that combines the delicious taste of brownies with sweet-coated Chex pieces, Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Brownie Supreme is the latest addition to a well known brand in convenience

Jamaican Style Jerky

Performance Enhancing Meat Snacks Inc., creator of Perky Jerky, is adding another fun and innovative flavor to its lineup: Jamaican Style Turkey Perky Jerky. The upscale meat snack is packed with flavor and protein with no added preservatives, nitrites or MSG. Jamaican Style will be available for purchase online at PerkyJerky.com in fall 2014, and

Bacon Cheddar Popcorn

Van Holten’s is expanding its ready-to-eat popcorn line by announcing a bold new flavor: Bacon Cheddar. Get the delicious taste of sizzlin’ bacon and real cheddar cheese in one bite. Bacon Cheddar Popcorn comes in peg-able three-ounce bags packed in a 12-count stack-able display case with a tear-away front. Bacon Cheddar is line priced with

Smokey Sweet Sunflower Seeds

Thanasi Foods LLC has announced the addition of BIGS Smokey Sweet Bar-B-Q Seeds to its product line of home-style roasted seeds. Developed in partnership with STUBB’S, one of the most popular and flavorful barbecue sauce brands, BIGS Smokey Sweet Bar-B-Q Seeds became available to retailers in mid-October with an SRP of $1.99 for a 5.35-ounce

An In-depth Look at College Student Snacking

Snacking is students’ lifestyle of choice. College students snack more than all other demographics and snack at all times of the day, according to a study done by Y-Pulse (ypulse.org) that surveyed 1,314 consumers, including 177 full-time college students, about their snacking behavior. Snack choices away from home were the focus of this study, and

Breakfast Danish

Hostess is introducing new Danish to its breakfast portfolio. The Danish will be available in four flavors: Apple, Berries & Cheese, Cheese and Chocolate. The product features a suggested retail price of $1.89 for individual single-serve packs. The Danish will be sold nationwide at c-stores, grocery and mass retail outlets (anywhere other Hostess single-serve items

Affordable Popcorn Popper

Cretors and Co., a designer and manufacturer of food processing and concession equipment for 129 years, has announced the new Apprentice popcorn popper, Cretors’ most affordable popper. The Apprentice has an economical price and no-frills design, as well as the quality construction that Cretors is known for. Its frame is stainless steel and welded for

Poppable Peanuts

One of Mexico’s favorite snacks is now available to customers in the U.S. Backed by a 50-year history of quality and service, Samurai Peanuts by Tuty are now being offered to c-stores, grocers and distributors. With a variety of traditional flavors, textures and convenient package sizes, Samurai Peanuts fit into any c-store or grocery retail

Salty Snacks Still Satisfy

Americans’ propensity for snacking hasn’t wavered, according to new research, and understanding trends can boost store sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. A convenience store’s strategy to boost salty snack sales can be bolstered by understanding the growing body of research examining consumers and their snacking habits, then making adjustments to accommodate customers’ buying habits.

Tuscan-Inspired Chips

Pasta Chips is the very first company to recreate the traditional baked pasta from Italy into a snack food.  Pasta Chips are made with the same semolina flour, ancient grains, and Italian herbs that were celebrated over 800 years ago. The Tuscan-inspired chip is married with different seasonings based on regional Italian favorites that are steeped

Pizza Chips

Combining the flavor of pizza with the crunch of a light and crispy chip, new Totino’s Pizza Chips from General Mills Convenience & Foodservice help convenience stores capitalize on the popularity of pizza today. Available in two popular pizza flavors, Pepperoni and Cheese, each 1.25-ounce package has a suggested retail price of $1.49. Bringing a

Snack Foods Consumed At Main Meals To Increase

Blurred lines between meal and snack foods to drive growth, says NPD Group. U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group, a

Brand Refresh

Meat snacks mainstay World Kitchens recently completed a brand refresh, overhauling its logo, package design and size options. But don’t worry, the brand principles remain steadfast: providing retail customers and consumers with high-quality, expertly flavored meat snacks at attractive prices. The entire product line is made from the finest ingredients, is competitively priced and appeals

Gluten-Free Granola

Nana’s Nola introduces grab-and-go gluten-free granola, offering consumers and Celiac’s a healthy snack that packs a powerhouse of multiple organic whole grains, all natural organic sweeteners, and two grams of both protein and fiber. Nana’s Nola contains no soy, artificial additives or preservatives. Nana’s Nola is off to a roaring start as bags of Nana’s

Innovative Product Nominee

GIANTS Snacks Inc. is one of the proud nominees for the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Award. The company attended Chicago’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in May and received the nomination for its newest Sunflower Seed flavor, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. GIANTS Snacks Inc. has partnered with Huy Fung Foods to bring you the Original

All-Natural Coconut Chips

BARE, creators of delicious “Snacks Gone Simple,” announced two new varieties of All-Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips: Sea Salt Caramel and Chocolate Bliss. Crafted from sweet and fragrant Nam Hom coconuts grown exclusively in Thailand’s Central Plains, the new All-Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips are toasted to perfection, and lightly flavored to satisfy sweet cravings with a

Dried Fruit

Stoneridge Orchards, dried fruit experts and the consumer brand of Royal Ridge Fruits, have introduced a wide variety of new products, ranging from dried fruits lightly dipped in rich, premium dark chocolate or smooth and creamy Greek yogurt, to the company’s signature Montmorency Tart Cherries, exclusively flavored with all-natural Tajin, the top seasoning blend sold

“Hangry Moments” Campaign

Jack Link’s has debuted its new national brand campaign, “Hangry Moments,” which brings to life how “hangry” feelings demand protein-packed Jack Link’s Jerky. In each spot, the lead character’s intense hunger comes in the form of a wild animal—a wolf, puma and eagle—that literally emerges from his or her stomach, personifying the “hangry” feelings that

Snacks Remain A Mainstay

Salty snacks again are grabbing a lion’s share of c-store snack sales, but healthier offerings are making noise. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Convenience stores represent five times their fair share when it comes to grab-and-go snacking occasions, beating out grocery stores and even discount stores, according to a 2013 study by market research firm

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Bars

Protein products company Forward Foods LLC, the maker of the award-winning Detour bar, has introduced a new line of natural, gluten-free, whole grain oatmeal bars. The new SMART bars come in three delicious fruit flavors and mark the company’s entry into the natural foods category. The new Detour SMART bars are independently certified by the