Emerging restaurant brands, as well as brands from other snack
categories and, indeed, fresher foods, begin to leverage their attributes in frozen cases," observes William Roberts Jr.
iGeneration/millennials, those aged 18 to 36, are most likely to snack
frequently," the report notes.
With snacking now ubiquitous, more than three in five (64%) consumers agree that snacking is necessary to get through the day, including 77% of Millennial, who are the most likely generation to visit specialty snack
shops (85% vs.
In the snack
aisles, natural ingredients were in demand as consumers sought snacks
that are both tasty and healthier.
Thirty-one healthy, normal to overweight adolescents between the ages of 13 and 19 who usually consume an afternoon snack
were randomly assigned to consume either a chocolate-peanut-caramel-flavored pudding snack
formulated with soy protein (26g protein, 6g fat, 27g carbohydrate), a snack
with a typical nutrition profile that is higher in fat (4g protein, 12g fat, 32g carbohydrate), or no snack
as part of the randomised, crossover-design trial.
The best snack
box is the Protein Meal with hummus, nuts and tuna;- the others are a bit high in calories that are not really worth it.
Researchers in Thailand set out to develop a nutritious snack
bar sourced from healthy ingredients available in Thailand.
If it says more than five per cent per serving, look for a different snack
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that children have greatly increased their snacking habits since 1977, adding more than one snack
per day along with 168 calories per day to their average daily snack
Right encourages parents and carers of pre-school children to replace at least one unhealthy snack
in their child's diet each day with a healthy one.
According to The International Dairy*Deli*Bakery Association (IDDBA), consumers define the ideal snack
as one that is "healthy, tastes sinful and is convenient in all aspects.
Go for the fruit, water, yogurt or granola bar, say local dietitians, who are experts in dodging the minefields in the snack