Healthy snacking

Demand for protein snacks spurs innovation

Demand for protein snacks spurs innovation

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumers want more protein and more snacks, yet according to recent data from Nielsen only 20% currently eat protein snacks – revealing a substantial marketing opportunity for innovative companies. Here are a few up-and-comers looking to fill the void.

The first products – Sea Salt, BBQ, and High Thai’d Kelp Jerky – will retail at $3.99 for a 1.5oz bag

Beyond the Shoreline prepares for January 2018 launch of kelp jerky

By Elaine Watson

Bored of beef jerky? New York City-based start-up Beyond the Shoreline has an intriguing alternative: a plant-based mix of sugar kelp, mushroom stems, nutritional yeast, brown rice flour, sea salt and pea protein, which is due to hit the market in January...

Mott's Medleys Assorted Fruit Snacks: 'A tasty treat you can feel good about'?

Mott's fruit-flavored snacks: 'A tasty treat you can feel good about?'

By Elaine WATSON

Some fruit snacks are simply dried or baked fruit. Others are “essentially candy” masquerading as “nutritious and healthful” snacks, alleges a lawsuit taking issue with the way Mott’s fruit flavored snacks are marketed. But are consumers being duped,...

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