Cereal & Cereal Bars

Blue Diamond has an extensive product portfolio of almond offerings, from sliced and diced almonds, to almond flour and protein powder, to almond butter. Pic: Blue Diamond

Almonds are fast becoming a leading ‘clean’ ingredient

By Gill Hyslop

Impressive nutritional attributes continue to position almonds as a popular value-added inclusion in the clean label category, with it becoming the most used tree nut in global new product introductions in 2018, according to Innova Market Insights.

Major cereal producers are ensuring they are providing all options to give consumers a reason to walk down the aisle. Pic: GettyImages/EvgeniiAnd

There’s still a place on the table for sugary breakfast cereals

By Gill Hyslop

Breakfast cereals are one of the categories to actually show progress in reducing sugar content, with Action on Sugar’s latest progress report showing an 8.5% reduction between 2015 and 2018. But some consumers still demand that sweet hit in the morning....

General Mills' Cheerios is a highly trusted brand in America. Pic: General Mills

Cheerios rocks the Most Trusted Brands of 2020

By Gill Hyslop

Americans have becoming far less trusting in recent years, but when the going gets tough, the tough find solace in Cheerios,which again reinforces their importance on health and well-being.

Baked goods, like bread, offer a good vehicle to introduce inulin. Pic: GettyImages/HeikeRau

Focusing on inulin in 2020

By Gill Hyslop

The functional fibre space is ripe for innovation, particularly as consumers continue to struggle to consume the recommended daily intake of fibre.

Lidl is removing the monkey and other cartoon mascots from its Crownfield-branded breakfast cereals. Pic: Lidl

Lidl goes cartoon-free in a bid to halt childhood obesity

By Gill Hyslop

Children in the United Kingdom will soon have to say good-bye to the monkey, bee, alligator, lion, panda and penguins featured on the boxes of Lidl’s own-brand cereals, as the retail giant attempts to halt the soaring obesity rate among the demographic.

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Kellogg under pressure to re-fortify Mexican cereals

By Niamh Michail

Kellogg’s decision to remove added vitamins and minerals from some of its most popular cereal brands in Mexico will cost the country US$250 million in health and social impacts, says a coalition of non-profit organizations.

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...

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.