Sweet and salty snacks: Almonds

Jun 2018

Snacks are not only becoming healthier but also more wholesome, satisfying and nutritious. Almonds can be used in healthy and indulgent products alike, adding a premium appeal. They can also help inspire new products since they come in several forms – sliced, diced, meals, flours, butters and milks. Moreover, they are versatile, working well with both sweet and salty flavors. Snacking is at the forefront of food innovation and almonds are a trending ingredient for suppliers looking to capitalize on consumer appetites for new flavor experiences.

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  • Calbee Miino Skin On Potato Sticks With Salt And Unglazed Almonds (Japan). Skin on potato sticks with salt and unglazed almonds. Contains 175 calories per packet. Without colorings. Contains 2.0g dietary fiber per pack.
     

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Herbs and spices: Middle Eastern and African flavors

Aug 2018

Fresh, wholesome, healthy, rich, aromatic – it’s no wonder that the past decade has seen Middle Eastern and African cuisines attract global attention. Herbs and spices are the stars of the show and they are often used in local delicacies such as cheeses, fruits and coffee. With today’s consumers being more adventurous than ever, African and Middle Eastern flavors are predicted to have a bright future.


Vibrant, fresh and clean label: Natural Colors

Jul 2018

Consumers often associate rich colors with freshness, quality and good taste. Natural colors offer benefits as they open up opportunities to deliver vibrantly colored foods with a clean label. Also, in this social media age, vibrant, natural foods are inherently “instagrammable.” Think charcoal, curcumin, beetroot and spirulina.


Touch of convenience: Novelty fruit and veg applications

Jul 2018

Consumers with health on the mind are looking for ways to reach their healthful fruit and vegetable goals, without sacrificing taste or convenience. To keep up, manufacturers should be continually innovating with interesting shapes, premium processing techniques and new flavors, offered in convenient packaging. A touch of novelty can go a long way.