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Four emerging trends to watch in snacks in 2017

Four emerging trends to watch in snacks in 2017

By Elaine Watson

From sour and heat combinations to charred flavors and California garlic, Sensient Natural Ingredients outlines key flavor/ingredient trends to watch in the snacks category in 2017.

Nomva probiotic fruit snacks: We perform best in the juice set

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Nomva probiotic fruit snacks: We perform best in the juice set

By Elaine Watson

With more fiber than cold-pressed juice (4-5g per serving), plus a dose of probiotics (Ganeden’s ultra-resilient BC30 strain), Nomva is targeting consumers seeking simple, minimally processed snacks in a convenient format, says brand owner Phenomenal...

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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.

World Peas acquired by Snack it Forward

World Peas acquired by Snack it Forward

By Elaine Watson

Austin based World Peas – best known for its coated peas and fava bean snacks, has been acquired by L.A. based Snack it Forward LLC - which makes freeze-dried fruit snacks (Sunkist Fruit Chips) and trail mix.

From bugs and beets to meat, a snacking odyssey at Expo West

IN PICTURES: From bugs and beets to meat, a snacking odyssey at Expo West

By Elaine Watson

While cricket flour is still something of a novelty, it’s creeping (and crawling) into more snacks as awareness – and the infrastructure to support its commercial-scale production – ramps up. Meanwhile, chia, fruit, peas, beans, ancient grains and protein...

Zweifel has developed a two-step air-drying process for its veggie chips that locks in color, flavor and taste

Air-dried veg chips ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM

By Kacey Culliney

Zweifel Pomy-Chips’ potato chips mixed with air-dried beetroot slices were voted the ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM and the company hopes to drive exports dramatically with the product.

Brand awareness of the “Fruits & Veggies – More Matters” slogan and logo increased from 11% in 2007 to 26% in 2012, though consumption levels remained unchanged, at 1.8 cups per day.

Are ‘eat more fruit and veg’ campaigns actually working?

By Maggie Hennessy

Policy efforts to increase fruit and vegetable consumption across the developed world have resulted in modest gains and increased awareness (most notably among children), yet largely they’ve fallen short in impacting long-term consumption behavior, according...

Despite their trepidation over the look of green juice, many consumers find fruit and vegetable juices to be a more appealing way to incorporate fresh produce into their diets.

Green juice is scary looking, say 28% of Americans

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite the recent surge in popularity of green juice and consumers’ general belief that it’s the most nutritious juice, many consumers are still skeptical that it actually tastes good, as a recent survey by Jamba Juice found. 

“What we did see, and this was interesting, that the vitamin content of samples stored in fridge for a little time, in every single case, always decreased from their fresh counterparts. And in many cases, the frozen version was superior to fresh-stored,

Frozen produce may retain vitamins better than fresh stored: study

By Maggie Hennessy

Frozen produce is statistically equal to fresh when it comes to vitamin and mineral content, and retains vitamins equally so or better than produce stored in the refrigerator for a few days, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia in...

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