The State of Snacking in 2017

The State of Snacking in 2017

Snacking has evolved to be a more frequent occasion, with an increase in consumers snacking 5 times or more per day. The driving factor behind this is both for the sake of indulgence, and consciously seeking out health benefits. Both areas are growing, but indulgent snacks are still in the lead. Though the choices are becoming increasingly abundant and descriptors for categories are blurred, there are some growing categories of note.

PROTEIN POWER

Greek yogurt is a high protein option, and Chobani Flip combines it with other diverse ingredient mix-ins.


 

FARM TO YOU

Quinn Snacks “Farm to Bag” model appeals to consumers looking for authenticity in food sourcing.


 

SNACK BOXES

Lunchables aren’t just for kids anymore – there’s a surge in snack boxes that offer sweet and savory bites to tide an appetite over.


 

RESEALABLE PACKAGING

Eat some now, save some for later – these multi serving packs are easy for on-the-go snacking


 

FRUIT & NUT MEDLEYS 

Getting your daily servings of fruit in is now possible in a multitude of ways, going beyond the traditional bar.


TAKE A DIP

Dipping options both sweet and savory are popping up in convenient packages.


Credit: Sweets and Snacks: 2017 State of the Snack Food Industry