Sriracha and bacon have been flavor stars for the past two years, appearing in and on a host of foods. Around the same time, natural blues and greens arrived on the scene, giving snack producers and bakers even more color options.
Demand for chocolate in snack and bakery items is driven by two core consumers: Luxury seekers; and healthy snack eaters who both share a common desire for great-tasting chocolate produced in a sustainable fashion.
After nearly a century on New York's Long Island, Entenmann’s in late August stopped producing its famous pastries. From a small bake shop on Main Street to a big production factory on Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore, Entenmann’s called Long Island home for nearly a century. That era has ended.
As eating habits continue to shift from the typical three-meal schedule, portion-controlled snack and bakery products may be small bites, but they’re also becoming a big part of the overall marketplace.
Portable and adventurous is how Snyder’s-Lance Inc. sees snacking, which is becoming more of a lifestyle these days. U.S. consumers are strapped for time, which means totable delivery formats and packaging are key.