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Brekki combines oats with buckwheat groats, flax and chia seeds, almond milk, plus nuts and spices for an on-the-go version of overnight oats.

Brekki wants oats to be easy, delicious and glyphosate-free

By Kristine Sherred

The California company's refrigerated line of overnight oats in a cup – in flavors like Coconut & Cardamom and Coconut & Cacao – aims to shift the narrative away from bars, educating consumers about a potentially harmful chemical along the...

Natural colors and flavors have hit mainstream, according to bakery ingredient importer and distributor ifiGourmet. Pic: Getty Images/invizbk

Bakery can benefit from clean, natural and snack-friendly concepts

By Kristine Sherred

Clean label continues to dominate the entire packaged food industry, but natural flavors/colors pose a unique challenge to bakers. BakeryandSnacks asks two decoration and coloring suppliers what's trending and how bakers can reach new audiences.

Gear up for winter with a great line up of snacks. Pic: GettyImages/Melpomenem

What’s new on shelf? Get set for the season with an Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House, Truffled Cheese & a Splash of English Sparkling Wine Kettle Chips and Pillsbury’s limited-edition winter sugar cookies

By Gill Hyslop

From Kellogg’s Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookie Cereal – to find out if you’re on Santa’s naughty or Nice list – to Frito-Lay’s cosiest potato chip flavour, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, the chilly season is shaping up to be truly bright and cheerful.

Country Archer has given other premium brands like Krave a run for its money in the natural channel, according to SPINS data. Pic: Country Archer

Country Archer not afraid of growing craft jerky category with others

By Kristine Sherred

What started as one man’s roadside jerky has become one of the bestselling premium jerky brands in America. BakeryandSnacks caught up with Country Archer’s new VP of marketing at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual expo.

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