3. Alternative Meat Jerky and Bars
More than half (55%) of US consumers say they like or love beef jerky, according to Datassential’s research.8 At the same time, alternative proteins are trending as healthier and better for the environment. Alternative jerky and bars made with plant proteins, fungal proteins, or even insect proteins offer a savory, hearty snack option that consumers can feel good about. Bars, in particular, are a format that’s seen high growth recently.
The traditional Icelandic yogurt skyr is well-positioned to be the next Greek yogurt. Skyr contains up to twice the protein of Greek yogurt, has a thick and creamy texture, and contains probiotic cultures that so many consumers are seeking for healthy immunity during the pandemic. Choosing skyr as a snack also taps into consumers’ interest in global culinary exploration.
Ingredients for Snacks that Satisfy
Our top picks for the next trendy snack product offer consumers an indulgent sensory experience with health benefits beyond those of traditional snacks. Look for this to become a growing expectation as more consumers seek out the best of both worlds in their food and beverage choices.
Our snack solutions can help you boost the health profile of consumers’ favorite snacks—including confections, bakery products, chips, crackers, extruded snacks, ice cream, and more. Choose from our dairy and plant proteins, vitamins and minerals, bioactive ingredients, or custom premix solutions for a blend unique to your product. We also offer sweet and savory flavors that will keep your consumers coming back for more.