A range of fruits can be used as the basis for sweeteners. Image Source: John Wang/Getty Images

Health and taste from fruit-based sweeteners

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Fruit has been used for sweetness in Europe since before we even knew about refined sugar. It’s still in widespread use as the basis for sweeteners.

Barnana unveils its latest innovation: banana brittle

Barnana unveils its latest innovation: banana brittle

By Elaine Watson

Banana-fueled brand Barnana has broken new ground in the snack category for a second time with the launch of organic Banana Brittle, a new snack made from ‘upcycled’ bananas (that would otherwise go to waste).

Naked Juice to revise labels in settlement with CSPI

PepsiCo: ‘We listened to the CSPI out of concern for our consumers’

PepsiCo to revise Naked Juice labels in settlement

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo will make several modifications to the way it labels and markets Naked Juice, in an agreement that ends litigation filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in October.

PepsiCo Naked Juice lawsuit 2016

PepsiCo: ‘There is nothing misleading about Naked Juice’

By Rachel Arthur

A lawsuit alleges that PepsiCo “misleadingly markets Naked Juice as predominantly containing high-value ingredients such as acai berry and kale, when the predominant ingredient is usually cheap, nutrient-poor apple juice.” But PepsiCo says the lawsuit...


Rawr Bar gives ‘fruit leather’ a veggie twist

By Adi Menayang

Packed with half a serving of vegetables, and a whimsically hand-drawn looking lion on its package, the founders of Rawr Bar wanted to create a friendly addition to any lunchbox.

Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

IN PICTURES: Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

From seaweed snacks to toasted hemp seeds, beet chips and bars, onion chips (that are actually made out of onions), grass-fed jerky, and fruit bars with a hint of spice, snacking is getting a lot more sophisticated, FoodNavigator-USA discovered at the...

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Travel and adventure: flavor forecasts for 2016

By Adi Menayang

From Southeast Asian Pandanus amaryllifolius to Mexican pickled fruit chamoy sauce, flavor companies predict that North American consumers will crave adventure and develop a taste for things new to their palette.

Explosive growth for That's It bars as snackers seek simplicity

That's it enjoys explosive growth as snackers seek simplicity

By Elaine Watson

When Dr Lior Lewensztain first started pitching That’s it fruit bars to retailers, pretty much everyone he talked to wanted in. Three and a half years later he is in tens of thousands of locations nationwide from Starbucks to 7-Eleven, and sales are still...


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