We are truly living in an age of experimentation, but endless options for snacking have left the market a little stale. This is driving a consumer demand for innovative and pleasantly unexpected flavors in staple foods that we enjoy regularly. A simple twist in ingredients is sometimes all it takes to make a meal transform from drab to divine. Here are 5 snackable foods that are adding a little excitement to our lives.
1 – The Bees Knees
The phrase “it’s the bee’s knees” couldn’t be any more appropriate to describe this delectable treat. While we’ve long seen honeys accentuated by herbal and fruit-based ingredients, adding a spicy kick opens up a whole new world of possibilities to this condiment.
Naka Noke & Sons
These salsas are a delightful infusion of Japanese and Mexican flavors. With a texture more akin to mole (a traditional Mexican sauce), they are an excellent way to enhance your favorite dishes.
The Chaat Co
Yogurt has generally been designated as a sweet breakfast treat in American cuisine, save for the odd tzatziki dip that might accompany a gyro or falafel plate. The Chaat Co elevates yogurt as a whole new kind of snack by combining savory flavors with crunchy puffed lentils. Similarly, the Chobani Flip yogurts, which have expanded into this space with flavors like Chipotle Pineapple and Sriracha Mango.
Delighted By Hummus
The blended chick pea snack we know as hummus is a crowd favorite for spreading on crackers, sandwiches and veggies. Now, this protein packed snack has come to life in a whole new way in Delighted By’s dessert varieties. With black bean brownies and chocolate zucchini breads as common, “healthier option” treats, it’s a wonder that no one thought this up sooner!
Jerky is a staple on-the-go snack for many. It’s incredibly versatile, with the ability to be made out of just about any meat, and to be enhanced by just about any flavor. Yet, it often feels as though our options are limited to what you might find in a gas station. Lawless takes jerky to the next level with creative flavors like Pho and Japanese Curry.
At Interact, we’re always on the prowl for innovations in the food world. We’re looking forward to see how companies will continue to fill consumer cravings to give ordinary foods a unique spin.