Snacks are no longer considered just between-meal calories. With the blurring of the boundary between meals and snacks, health-conscious shoppers are becoming more aware of snacking as an opportunity to select foods that provide nourishment for the body and mind.
Due to this shift in consumer habits, there’s been a marked increase in the demand for functional snacks that appeal to both taste and the desire for increased nutrition. Whether someone is looking to refresh their energy and improve their focus, or simply relax at the end of the day, snacks can fulfill a variety of needs in consumers' lives.
People want a variety of snacks to meet a variety of tastes and needs. In general, snacks fall into four main categories, based on their taste and formulation.
Includes fruit snacks, potato/corn chips/crisps, extruded snacks, popcorn, and pretzels.
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