Snack sales saw a boost in the past year as adults and children alike found themselves at home more amid the pandemic. According to NielsenIQ, dollar sales of salty snacks were up 14% for the year ending Feb. 6, 2021, while sweet snacks were up 11%. Comparatively, the year prior, both snack categories were up 4% and 3%, respectively. Here are nine new entries that could keep the category momentum going.
Peatos Tortilla Crunchy Chips
Snack food brand Peatos has launched three new crunchy tortilla-style chips: Nacho Cheese, Zesty Ranch and a vegan Fiery Nacho. The vegan snack is made from pea protein and includes 4 grams of protein per serving. Tortilla Style Crunchy Chips have an SRP of $3.99.
The Good Crisp Co.’s Cheese Balls are made with simple, clean ingredients, and they tout immune-boosting properties. Two flavors are available: Cheddar and Aged White Cheddar. The varieties are non-GMO and gluten-free. They have an SRP of $4 for a 2.75-ounce canister.
Gone Rogue All-Natural Turkey Bites
Gone Rogue All-Natural Turkey Bites contain 10 grams of protein and 60 calories per pack. Made from all-natural turkey from American farms, the snack comes in four flavors: Sea Salt and Black Pepper, Nashville Hot, Maple Brown Sugar and Honey Mustard.
Little Bites Mini Tarts
Bimbo Bakeries’ Little Bites brand is launching Mini Tarts in Apple, Strawberry and Cinnamon flavors. The soft-baked tarts are made with real fruit or cinnamon, and they contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. Six tarts come in a pouch, with five pouches per 7-ounce box.
Organic Plantain Crisps
Barnana, maker of banana-based snacks, has launched Organic Plantain Crisps, which are made with 100% coconut oil and organic green plantains sourced from smallholder farms in Ecuador. The snack will be available in Sea Salt and Garlic flavors and launch Aug. 27 online on National Banana Lovers’ Day. In mid-September, Organic Plantain Crisps will be available at retailers such as Whole Foods.
Utz and Ferrara Variety Packs
Utz has partnered with Ferrara on the creation of snack food variety packs. Debuting in January 2022, the variety packs will include a range of indulgent sweet and salty snack foods, such as cookies, pretzels, cheeseballs, popcorn and more. The collaboration aligns Ferrara, Keebler, Mother’s and Utz brands. The variety packs with have an SRP range of $4.99 to $12.99.
LivBar, producer of USDA-certified organic nutrition bars, has expanded from the West Coast to national markets. Its nutrition bars, all of which are vegetarian and two are vegan, are now available for purchase in all 50 states, online and on Amazon. The bars come in 100% compostable packaging.
Once Again Squeeze Packs
Once Again Nut Butter is now offering its gluten-free and vegan organic sunflower hemp butter and maple almond butter in single-serve squeeze packs. Sold individually or in a 10-pack, the products provide plant-based protein and super-nut nutrition on the go.