Healthy snacking

Chuck Casano: 'I think lots of people are moving from juices to smoothies because they don’t want all the fiber removed from their fruits and vegetables'

'The frozen smoothie packs have been generating triple-digit growth for the past three years'

PITAYA Plus outlines mission to turn America’s smoothies hot pink

By Elaine Watson

It’s flaming pink, packed with fiber and magnesium, fruity, but not too sweet, and growing like crazy in the frozen smoothie pack market, says Chuck Casano, who is on a mission to do for Pitaya what Sambazon did for açai berries and KonaRed is doing for...

Hope Foods on HPP, chocolate hummus, & triple digit growth

Hope Foods on HPP, chocolate hummus, and triple digit growth

By Elaine Watson

High-pressure-processing (HPP) – which is fast-becoming de rigueur in the super-premium juice category – has also played a key role in the growth of one of the coolest players in the hummus market: Hope Foods, which burst onto the scene in 2011 with its...

Munk Pack co-founders: “We thought that there would be a lot of resistance, but we hit the market at exactly the right time.

Munk Pack unveils a new food category: Oatmeal fruit squeeze

By Elaine Watson

Not so long ago, pouches were just for babies. Today, they’re fast-becoming the go-to format for companies looking to stand out from the crowd in healthy snacks, say the founders of Munk Pack, who have combined fruit with gluten-free wholegrain oatmeal,...

Source: Oldways Whole Grains Council

Assessing whole grains consumption: Part 1

Improved formulations help whole grain consumption rise, Oldways survey finds

By Elizabeth Crawford

More consumers are choosing whole grains regularly thanks in part to more sophisticated formulating techniques that better balance flavor and health benefits, according to a survey conducted by the non-profit Oldways Whole Grains Council. 

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