February is National Snack Food Month. It’s also known as the month of love, with sweethearts around the globe celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day (February 14), so here’s a cornucopia of treats that are fitting for this time of year.
Consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based alternatives for health reasons and sustainability concerns, signalling further shifts that could affect their consumption of snacks and baked goods, according to a recent DSM Food Specialities survey.
Dutch company FrieslandCampina Kievit is exploiting its 120 years of experience to develop innovative products in response to the bakery industry’s dichotomous demands for both clean label and indulgent experiences.
New York-based restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman named ‘plant-based’ the top food trend to watch in 2018 and there are no signs of it slowing down this year, evident in the number of vegan snacks in our line-up this month.
It's really colorful snacking this month, with Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts and limited edition Peeps cereals, Nestlé Shreddies Breakfast to Go, Plamil's new free from chocolate snack and Real Handful yogurt-covered Bundlz for children.
As the popularity of snacking continues, consumers are balancing their desires for health and indulgence. Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Insight, Food and Drink, Mintel, shares with BakeryandSnacks her annual review of the salty snack industry.
With healthy snacking now a mainstream trend, nutrition bars are expected to grow in popularity, particularly as manufacturers find new ways to incorporate protein without compromising on taste, texture and nutrition, says Paul O’Mahony, product strategic...
Consumers across the globe are increasingly receiving ‘healthy lifestyle’ messages from governments and key influencers, which is continuing to drive attentiveness towards a shift in consumer mindsets. Thomas Schmidt, marketing director at BENEO, discusses...
A Brazilian academia-turned-entrepreneur duo, recently relocated from New Zealand to France, has developed the world’s first range of low calorie fermented flours – from byproducts of fruits and veggies usually thrown away – that are rich in protein...
Popcorn (scientific name Zea mays everta) has been eaten for over 5,000 years, with remnants of popped kernels found in a cave in Mexico that are believed to date back to around 3600 BC. No wonder it has its own National Day.