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Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

58% of global consumers chose immune system support as the most important benefit of healthy eating. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

Healthy snacking

What today’s health-conscious consumer wants from a snack

By Gill Hyslop

The snacking sector has seen an especially strong spike over the past two years, with more consumers turning to snacks as a moment of indulgence, to allay current tensions or to boost their overall health.

EverGrain's EverPro takes functional snacking to the next level. Pic: EverGrain

Upcycled barley is so much more than just beer

By Gill Hyslop

AB Inbev’s EverGrain has launched the Upcycled Barley Nutrition Compendium, which provides an indepth review of the world’s first upcycled barley protein, detailing how it shapes up compared to other plant and animal proteins available at scale today.

Kröner-Stärke's new developmental kitchen is a celebration of ingredients. Pic: GettyImages/Yuji Sakai

Kröner-Stärke celebrates new ingredients hub

By Gill Hyslop

Kröner-Stärke has inaugurated it brand-new development kitchen and meeting space at its headquarters in Ibbenbüren, Germany, designed to not only advance its own R&D, but also to work hand-in-hand with customers onsite.

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

By Gill Hyslop

The all-day breakfast surged in popularity during the pandemic as consumers sought out comfort. Now, with 95% maintaining this trend, why should product developers limit these flavours to the morning-only occasion?

Almonds are packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats, and make an excellent base or inclusion for functional plant-based snacks. Pic: kaanates

Capitalising on the functional power of almonds

By Gill Hyslop

Using plant-based, vegan ingredients that offer added health benefits – such as increased protein or fibre – are quickly becoming a priority among health-conscious snackers, says CJ McClellan, senior strategic marketing manager for Blue Diamond.

Pic: Kazoo Snacks Tortilla Chips are not only the eco-friendlier choice, but also a guilt-free snack packed with better-for-you properties. Pic: Kazoo Snacks

Water-saving upcycled tortilla chips voted best new product of 2022

By Gill Hyslop

The eco-friendly, better-for-you corn tortilla chips from Kazoo Snacks are certainly not ‘chips off the old block’, but are packed with healthy fats and nutrients and have even enabled the Texan startup to save almost a million gallons of water to-date.

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

By Gill Hyslop

At the International Bakery Industry Exposition (IBIE) held in Las Vegas, US, last month, Dawn Foods unveiled its 2023 global bakery trends reports and showcased it’s game-changing non-sticky doughnut glaze. BakeryandSnacks also used the opportunity to...

Pic: pladis

pladis joins the fight as Brits bin £21bn worth of food a year

By Gill Hyslop

Jacobs – the £94.3m savoury biscuit brand from pladis – has enlisted Olympic champion Greg Rutherford to highlight how much food UK households waste every year, brought into stark reality with a giant fridge installation in London, filled with the most...

Are you the next snacking superhero? Pic: GettyImages/drante

Mondelēz on the hunt for ‘disruptively delicious’ startups

By Gill Hyslop

SnackFutures – the innovation and venture hub of the Oreo maker – has opened applications for CoLab 2023, a start-up engagement programme created to unearth trailblazers that are ‘pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in making a snack delicious’.

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