Snacks

Startup spotlight: Netflix Snack vs. Chef winner S’NOODS launches noodle snack

Startup Spotlight

Netflix Snack vs. Chef winner S’NOODS launches noodle snack

By Ryan Daily

Winner of the first season of Netflix’s Snack vs. Chef show, Lauryn Bodden, is taking her award-winning noodle snack concept from TV screens to store shelves with the official launch of S’NOODS, as she shared in the recent episode of FoodNavigator-USA’s...

Lay's is further reducing the sodium content in its Classic Potato Chips by 15%. Pic: GettyImages

The changing taste profile of Frito-Lay snacks

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo is reducing the sodium content in Lay’s Classic Potato Chips by 15% but aims to maintain – and even ramp up – the taste by using natural seasonings, potato varieties and playing around with the shapes and sizes of salt crystals to optimise flavour...

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How newstalgia blends comfort and novelty in the snack category

By Deniz Ataman

Consumers still crave familiar flavors and experiences, as they did during the pandemic, but they also are open to new innovations and technologies -- leading to an emerging trend of 'newstalgia,' Kevin Ryan, CEO, Malachite Strategy and Research,...

Root Foods Co. keeps their vegetable chips simple and sustainable

Summery Fancy Food Show

Root Foods Co. keeps their vegetable chips simple and sustainable

By Deniz Ataman

Blurring the lines between whole vegetables and savory snacks, Root Foods Co. featured its line of hand-sliced, vacuum-fried vegetables like tomatoes, zucchinis, green beans and onions during the Summer Fancy Food Show which took place at the Javits Center...

NatureBox has provided more than 3.5 million consumers with snacks at home. Pic: NatureBox

NatureBox is betting on big flavours to boost the snacks scene

By Gill Hyslop

From pickled strawberries to black tahini and the complex heat of ethic spices, the subscription-based healthy snack producer contends that staying on top of flavour trends will be key in grabbing a piece of the $100bn action.

Snack marketing for multicultural consumers

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Snack marketing for multicultural consumers

By Deniz Ataman

As brands seek cultural fluency to develop products for different demographics, Kellogg’s presentation during the Sweets & Snacks Expo explored the various nuances of the multicultural and generational differences of the American snack consumer, specifically...

A whopping 93% of American adults have a guilty snack before retiring to bed. Pic: GettyImages/nastenkapeka

To snack or not to snack to get a good night’s slumber?

By Gill Hyslop

Sleep Foundation research reveals 93% of US adults have an after-dinner snack at least once a week. Obviously aimed at finding ways to improve sleep quality, the Foundation’s latest survey results also offers a wealth of opportunities for functional bakery...

Be sure to have Lay's on hand when Lionel Messi drops in for a surprise visit. Pic: PepsiCo Frito-Lay

Messi comes knocking to help Lay’s fans ‘fight to reach your dream’

By Gill Hyslop

The four-time UEFA Champions League winner and FIFA World Cup 2022 Champion takes the brand’s No Lay’s, No Game platform to the next level, starring in a new commercial – titled Messi Visits – to remind fans that watching football without Lay’s is unthinkable.

The pathway to health through food will take on a different narrative in 2023. Pic: SVZ

Hottest snack trends for 2023

The new snacking landscape: 3 alternative routes to guilt-free indulgence in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

For producers of traditionally indulgent snacks, New Year’s Resolutions raise the perennial challenge – how to keep health-conscious consumers engaged when they are at their most vigilant and discerning. Fortunately, the narratives around ‘guilt’, ‘indulgence’...