Packaged Snacks Hit Specialty Note

Trends in snacking helping to lure in that elusive new customer

By  Abbey Lewis, Executive Editor

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Fancy Feast
The Specialty Food Association recently announced its top 2014 specialty food trends, as reflected in the products on display at the January Fancy Food Show—always a harbinger of flavor trends.

Sriracha’s Homecoming

  • Hope Foods: Hope Hummus Organic Sriracha Hummus
  • Simply Sprouted Way Better Snacks: Simply Spicy Sriracha Tortilla Chips
  • The Popcorn Factory: Lite Works Popcorn! Sriracha

Crunch Time

  • Vintage Italia: Pasta Chips
  • Simply 7: Quinoa Chips
  • 479˚ Popcorn: Toasted Sesame + Seaweed Popcorn

Low-Sugar Sips

  • Califia Farms: Pure Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Xumma: Xumma Semi Sweet Cola
  • Numi Organic Tea: Indulgent Tea, Chocolate Earl Grey

Commit to Mint

  • Silk Road Soda: Cucumber with Mint
  • GoodPop All-Natural Frozen Pops: Hibiscus Mint
  • Victoria’s Kitchen: Mint & Licorice Almond Water

Condiments Dressed Up

  • Stonewall Kitchen: Truffle Ketchup
  • Fischer & Wieser: Salted Caramel Mustard Sauce
  • Lillie’s Q Barbeque Sauces & Rubs: Ivory

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