Salty Snacks’ Steady Influence

A staple of convenience stores, the salty snacks category remains relevant thanks to changing consumer tastes. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor Anyone worth their salt knows that chips and other crunchy, sodium-laden snacks are a big reason Americans love convenience stores. A quick visit to a c-store and consumers can load up on old-fashioned potato

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Mesquite Barbeque Potato Chips

Inventure Foods Inc.’s Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods brand is reimagining classic flavors using high quality, clean food ingredients. The latest is an up-to-date take on the traditional barbeque potato chip flavor called Coconut Oil Mesquite Barbeque, made with premium potatoes that are kettle-cooked in small batches using better-for-you coconut oil. The result is an extra-crunchy, […]

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No High Fructose Corn Syrup

Smucker’s Uncrustables has updated its full sandwich line by replacing high fructose corn syrup with sugar while maintaining the delicious taste families love. The reformulated Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches have also been certified non-GMO and NSF Non-GMO True North by NSF International. The reformulated Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches will begin to appear in frozen aisles of retailers […]

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Mini Cornbread

Tyson Convenience introduces Chef Pierre Mini Cornbread Loaves. Cornbread is a staple of American cuisine. No fried chicken dinner or barbeque is ever truly complete without it. And now, convenience stores don’t have to worry about what they are going to combo with or add alongside as a side with prepared food items. Chef Pierre […]

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Taco-Flavored Snack Stick

Wenzel’s Farm has introduced the new Taco Flavored stick, which combines rich smoked quality cuts of beef with taco seasoning for a snack stick that provides just the right hint of the classic taco. Like all Wenzel snack sticks, the new Taco sticks are hand crafted in small batches, using quality cuts of beef that […]

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Grab-N-Go Pickles

OH SNAP! Pickling Co., a division of GLK Foods LLC, is changing the way people think about pickles and veggies. Its pickles and veggies are fresh, convenient, made to taste delicious, and how they’re packaged makes selling them a snap. Not only does the attractive pouch grab attention, it’s designed with merchandising flexibility in mind. […]

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Paqui Spicy Queso

Paqui Tortilla Chips, the brand known for real and adventurous flavors, has introduced a new Spicy Queso variety that features a smoky kick of cheesy goodness. Paqui created this new flavor for queso enthusiasts craving a snack that holds true to the taste of the Tex-Mex classic. Paired with Paqui’s light, crispy chips and real […]

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Whey Protein Cookies

Oatmega best is known for its line of grass-fed whey protein bars. Now, Oatmega’s grass-fed whey protein cookies offer consumers a fun new way to mix up their protein routine. Just like the brand’s protein bars, Oatmega Cookie is made with grass-fed whey, a premium, high-quality, complete protein that comes from happy, grazing New Zealand […]

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Baked Organic Fries

Snikiddy, a line of tasty snacks made from simple, wholesome, real-food ingredients, is revamping its line of Baked Fries to now include 70% organic ingredients. Touting bold flavors for the more adventurous members of the household and parent-approved ingredients, Snikiddy Baked Fries are available in three varieties, including Hot & Spicy, Cheddar and Bold Buffalo. […]

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Buffalo Ranch Pork Rinds

Rudolph Foods Co. Inc.’s Southern Recipe brand has released a new pork rind flavor that gives fans a new way to enjoy this traditional Southern snack. Launching for a limited time in convenience stores across the U.S., Southern Recipe’s Buffalo Ranch pork rinds offer the signature flavor pairing of savory buffalo wing sauce with tangy […]

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Jack Link’s Launches Fueling the Front Lines

Partners with Team Rubicon to assist with disaster relief. Jack Link’s is committing to assisting communities impacted by natural disasters. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are impacted by natural disasters each year. Homes are destroyed. Lives are upended. And initial response efforts quickly fade, leaving victims whose communities have been devastated to pick up the

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Wenzel’s Farm Unveils Brand Redesign

Packaging and point of purchase to highlight Wenzel’s Farm’s continued commitment to producing quality, healthy snacks. Wenzel’s Farm, a producer of small batch, hand-crafted and naturally hickory- smoked meat snacks has announced a complete redesign of its brand. The company, which has been producing quality Wisconsin meat products since 1949 has undergone a complete brand

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Single-Serve Nuts

Snyder’s-Lance Inc.’s Emerald Nuts brand has introduced 100 Calorie Fruit and Nut Blends. Emerald added dried fruit to its beloved nuts, making 100 Calorie Packs in two flavors—Walnuts & Almonds with Dried Cherries and Cashews & Almonds with Dried Cranberries—an even more satisfying guilt-free, on-the-go snack. For More Information From Snyder’s-Lance Inc. www.snyderslance.com

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Single-Serve Nuts

Snyder’s-Lance Inc.’s Emerald Nuts brand has introduced 100 Calorie Fruit and Nut Blends. Emerald added dried fruit to its beloved nuts, making 100 Calorie Packs in two flavors—Walnuts & Almonds with Dried Cherries and Cashews & Almonds with Dried Cranberries—an even more satisfying guilt-free, on-the-go snack. For More Information From Snyder’s-Lance Inc. www.snyderslance.com

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Bacon-Cheddar Flavor

Kellogg’s has introduced new Cheez-It Duoz Bacon and Cheddar. The new snack delivers a unique, savory flavor combination in a single pack. It’s a unique flavor combo that constantly-snacking Millennials love, according to Mintel Crackers— U.S., Executive Summary—March 2016. Capitalize on consumers’ cravings with Cheez-It bold flavors and textures, an over $43 Million brand that […]

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Dairy-Free Coconut Rice Puddings

In response to increasing demand for coconut products, SunTropics has announced ordering availability to retailers for its new dairy-free and gluten-free coconut milk-based pudding in four unique flavors: Original, Sea Salt Caramel, Cinnamon and Classic Cocoa. Each small batch of whole coconut milk, Thai rice and freshly shaved coconut is slowly simmered without the use […]

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Dairy-Free Coconut Rice Puddings

In response to increasing demand for coconut products, SunTropics has announced ordering availability to retailers for its new dairy-free and gluten-free coconut milk-based pudding in four unique flavors: Original, Sea Salt Caramel, Cinnamon and Classic Cocoa. Each small batch of whole coconut milk, Thai rice and freshly shaved coconut is slowly simmered without the use […]

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New Snack Varieties

Snyder’s-Lance Inc.’s Snack Factory line is introducing new products: Veggie Sticks, Dessert Things and Pretzel Crisps Organic Original. Snack Factory Veggie Sticks, with real vegetables as the first ingredient, are baked and seasoned snacks available in Snap Pea and Peas & Carrots varieties. Snack Factory Dessert Thins are light, crispy biscuits with all the deliciousness […]

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Bite-Size Snacks

Kellogg’s “Bites” are a whole new food form for your wholesome category that increases convenience eating occasions and expands the set for incremental sales opportunities. New Bear Naked Bites pack a crafted blend of energy-dense ingredients into a bite-size format that active customers go for. Available in Dark Chocolate Sea Salt and Peanut Butter Honey, […]

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Dried Blueberries

Stoneridge Orchards’ Dried Blueberries are the perfect way to enjoy the taste, nutrition and health benefits of blueberries the go without the mess. Each bag of Stoneridge Orchards includes dried blueberries that are: All Natural, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Kosher and Containing No Preservatives. Besides being a snack that can be enjoyed straight from the bag […]

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Wholesome Snacks

Annie’s, purveyor of delicious and wholesome foods, is continuing to clean up the snacking aisle with the brand’s newest launches, Annie’s Organic White Cheddar Bunny Tail Puffs and Annie’s Organic Cheddar Cheesy Puffs. Launching on July 1, just in time for National Picnic Month, these yummy snacks are a great addition to customers’ pantry and […]

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Double Milk Chocolate Cookies

Stressful day? Make it a double. Introducing Milano’s newest flavor, Double Milk Chocolate. A combination of two fan favorites – Double Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate create a Double Milk Chocolate Milano cookie. It’s exactly what you’d expect. The same irresistible taste with a double dollop of smooth milk chocolate and only 70 calories per […]

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Meaty Line Extensions

Jack Link’s is launching two new line extensions – Extra Tender and Hickory Smoked Bacon – along with retail availability of new Jack Link’s AM line, a morning snack targeting those who want to add protein to their breakfast. Jack Link’s Extra Tender is an extra tender meat snack that’s available in four flavors: Jack […]

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Meaty Line Extensions

Jack Link’s is launching two new line extensions – Extra Tender and Hickory Smoked Bacon – along with retail availability of new Jack Link’s AM line, a morning snack targeting those who want to add protein to their breakfast. Jack Link’s Extra Tender is an extra tender meat snack that’s available in four flavors: Jack […]

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Brownie Collaboration

Mrs. Freshley’s has announced an exciting new collaboration with America’s favorite cookie, OREO. The two brands have joined forces to bring the new Mrs. Freshley’s Brownie Made with Oreo Cookie Pieces to convenience stores nationwide. This new snack layers Mrs. Freshley’s moist, fudge brownie with crunchy and classic OREO cookie pieces, giving chocolate lovers everywhere […]

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