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Will the Zombie Food Bar succeed where others have failed?

60 second interview: Dr Michael Wald, Director of Nutritional Services, Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, NY

‘Tastes better than brains…’ But will the Zombie Food Bar succeed where others have failed?

By Elaine WATSON

TV’s ‘blood detective’ and zombie fan Dr Michael B. Wald has combined his interest in nutrition and er, zombies, to develop the Zombie Food Bar. But does it have what it takes to stand out in an increasingly crowded market? Elaine Watson caught up with...

What flavor is red? That may depend on where you're from...

Packaging affects potato chip taste: Study

By Jane Joseph

A new study, which reveals how potato chip packaging affects taste, will help brand owners tailor their products to consumer preference, says author Professor Charles Spence.

Take Twinkies into dollar stores, says analyst

How will new owners stage a Twinkies revival?

By Kacey Culliney

Apollo and Metropoulos will have to work hard to drive forward Hostess’ snack cake brands in a saturated market but dollar stores could hold promise, an analyst says.

Cost and supply benefits are 'icing on the cake' for soy proteins

Special edition: Protein-rich foods: The next generation

Cost and supply benefits are 'icing on the cake' for soy proteins

By Stephen DANIELLS

After a few years of difficult market conditions, the soy protein market is enjoying ‘dynamic growth’, but what does the future hold for this ingredient, and what kind of impact will the GMO issue have?

US pea protein market ‘ready to explode’

Special edition: Protein-rich foods: The next generation

US pea protein market ‘ready to explode’

By Stephen DANIELLS

For a long time in the shadow of soy as a plant protein source, pea protein is establishing itself in food and beverage applications, with the US market set to explode, say industry experts.

Fresh fruit is the top snack food in America

Fresh fruit is the top snack food in America

By Elaine WATSON

While 35% of US adults are obese, Americans are more likely to reach for fresh fruit when they get the munchies than ever before, according to a new report on snacking habits.

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‘Drinkifying snacks’: PepsiCo mush or master stroke?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite giving us object lessons in corporate word wash, can PepsiCo pull off what seems like a slightly puzzling mission, namely a long-term plan to ‘drinkify' snacks and vice versa under its Power of One banner?

NBTY acquires Balance Bar Company

NBTY acquires Balance Bar Company

By Hank Schultz

NBTY Inc. has announced the acquisition of Balance Bar Company from Brynwood Partners, its private equity owner. Details of the deal were not announced.

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