Snack makers take a fresh look at healthful fare SAN FRANCISCO The next generation of food manufacturers are clamoring to satisfy your snack cravings. Just don’t expect another potato chip or pretzel. At the annual Fancy Food Show in San Francisco last week, up and coming brands touted seaweed chips, toasted coconut shavings, kale crackers, Wagyu beef jerky and baked pasta bites. sac lancel pas cher Among them could be the next Super Bowl party staple. scarpe adidas bambino shop online Today’s emphasis, however, is on guilt free snacking the holy grail of nosh. Manufacturers are banking on more healthful products, lower in fat, sugar and salt, but packing the same addictive punch as a can of Pringles chips. “Even though they’re much healthier snacks, I’m hoping people don’t stop at one,” said Jerry Bello, maker of Pasta Chips, a ravioli shaped crispy bite dusted with Italian seasonings. The surge in snack options comes as Americans have transformed into a nation of grazers. adidas pure boost chill sale Department of Agriculture says. Over 90 percent of Americans say they nibble daily, amounting to a $28 billion annual industry for salty snacks alone, according to Nielsen. Young consumers are driving the change. LSU Tigers Rather than partaking in breakfast, lunch and dinner, they’re grubbing around the clock. “Millennials are redefining snacks,” said Dwight http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ Richmond, Whole Foods Market’s global purchasing coordinator. He and about 50 colleagues from the Austin based grocery chain perused the latest offerings at the closely followed trade show, a sort of incubator and marketplace for food brands that aren’t quite mainstream and are typically found in higher end stores. “Instead of eating three square meals, they’re juicing and snacking,” said Richmond, who believes the shift away from junk food will grow as more consumers seek out simple, minimally processed fare. Wendy Meraz, a 26 year old college student, said she picks up healthful munchies from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s to avoid snacking on processed junk food when attending classes. “At my school, it’s so easy to eat bad snacks,” said Meraz as she sipped a smoothie chock full of spinach and kale at a juice bar in downtown LA. “I am against unhealthy snacks existing. It’s food for cheap industrial profit.” James Russo, senior vice president of Global Consumer Insights at Nielsen, said nearly a quarter of Americans surveyed said they prefer a quick snack over a meal. “Snacking seems to be replacing meals for many Americans and globally, because cheap jerseys of convenience and also as a way to cut down on calories,” Russo said. Joe Panik Jersey Among the new wave of more healthful brands is Dang, a maker of coconut chips.
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Crunchy and creamy, they are the invention of 30 year old entrepreneur Vincent Kitirattragarn, who was inspired by preparing his mother’s Thai lettuce wraps. “The wraps have seven ingredients, and one is toasted coconut,” said Kitirattragarn, who cornered a Whole Foods buyer three years ago at a Fancy Food Show on the East Coast to taste his chips. Nike Air Max 2016 Goedkoop “So we bought shredded coconut, put it in a wok on low heat, and the smell filled up the whole house.” The result was so delicious that the wraps became an afterthought. The Cornell trained engineer decided to market the coconut slivers just as coconut oil and coconut water was gaining popularity.
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A snack, Kitirattragarn reasoned, would command better placement in the grocery aisle than an ingredient, stashed in purgatory next to the chopped nuts and baking powder. With $90,000 in startup capital, Kitirattragarn started developing new flavors to pair with the original chips (which include three ingredients: coconut, cane sugar and salt). There’s caramel and sea salt, chili lime, and to no one’s astonishment, bacon. scarpe adidas compra online Dang, which is named after Kitirattragarn’s mother, is now available at Whole Foods and Sprouts, among others. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames groen It racked up $4 million in revenue last year.