Seeds and nuts---are the on trend old is new-ingredients-getting top billing in healthy types of crunchy snacks....that are increasingly non-GMO certified---which is what USA consumers want----and don't see as a "marketing ploy."
Why that is so hard to get----baffles us.
|HEMP is superfood hot---just too hot for the Feds to allow this multi-tasking crop to be grown in the USA haaaa. From Manitoba, Canada -Just Hemp Foods...serves up non-GMO tasty Toasted Salted Hemp Seed-that are great out of the convenient size resealable 1oz bag....the Hulled Hemp Seed...we sprinkled on oatmeal and a green salad-for added nutty crunch taste -that's more like pepitas-in texture...not peanut peanuts. A vegan protein source too- and healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 balance (1:3), 18+ amino acids, allergen free seeds with 10 grams protein per serving.|
|Chosen Foods...(name still cracks us up) bites with Chia are chewy crunchy delish-with nuts, chia seed and mango...naturally low sugar/high fiber, non-GMO-with sesame seeds delivers 900mgs of Omega 3, calcium+4gr protein per serving.|
|Made in Nature USDA 100% organic certified, non-GMO Rosemary Harissa Fusion-adds some hot wasabi spice to fruity chewy cranberries, cherries ---and crunchy almonds, cashews...with some rosemary to add some herbal flavors. Interesting combo for salty-sweetness that satisfies. Our fav tho-the Pomegranate Ginger Fusion-chewy crispy- raisins, sunflower seeds, figs, dates, apples, sultanas, almonds, cashews, walnuts, seeds, ginger and pomegranate-with maple syrup, sea salt, cardamon+orange zest-all organic-in the mix.|
|KIND bars intro'ed their hot spicy Strong&Kind selections (roasted jalapeño, hickory smoked, Thai sweet chili, honey mustard, honey smoked bbq) last summer...aimed at man snacks' inhaling millennials who gulp down beer nuts....but in a more portable bar form delivering 10g protein-per.|
|Best packaging idea we have ever seen---consumers upload the pictures with commentary aka WRAPPER STORIES to PICKY BARS social media sites with #lifepoints...and every few months ---an image (with the story) is selected to be featured on a bar wrapper. THAT IS customer engagement expected in the 21st century -not just some hashtag dreamt up by digital consultants to be relevant. |
PLUS-the gluten free-non-GMO bars are chewy -crunchy---mixes of sweet-salty spicy-depending on the flavor. Company was founded as a pro-athlete's (with a Stanford degree)---solution to serving up a performance bar made of real food ingredients calibrated for nutritional and training needs....aka "Real Food That Fuels You..."w/ 4:1 carb protein ratio from nuts like peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, hazelnuts and walnuts (depending-200 calories each).
|Powered by certified gluten-free oats and honey... there is a Lola that inspired Lola Granola bars... and taste-wise-the right amount of sweet and crunchy-with 31 grams of whole grain-and a simple to understand, ingredient list without all that crap and/or artificial stuff including high fructose corn syrup (it uses gluten free oats and is certified non-GMO)...and no rice or soy fillers-either- a common ingredient in other 'natural' bars---but instead- with flax seed meal, sunflower seeds, and shredded coconut. Impressive tasting too- we tried the original LOLA with cranberries+almonds, vanilla extract+cinnamon. Dairy+soy free.|
|NAKED GRANOLA....for breakfast or as an all day-snack staple...we eat granola as trail mix...on a hike. Non-GMO-egg+dairy free-four flavors inspired by family trip destinations-all with probiotics too and made with produceable ingredients don't need a chemistry degree for---curious to see how this news concludes.|
|NAKED GRANOLA=BIG BONUS POINTS-donate 1% of net sales to non profits fighting hunger.|
NEW crunchy snacks...EPIC's Hunt & Harvest Mix...combines popular chewy grass fed animal based protein bar with nutrient rich berries, nuts and seeds. Four flavors available...this is a growing food category...for meat eaters...with plant based crunch in separate packet.
|organic coconut flakes on the left, beef jerky on the right...|
|CHOBANI continues its juggernaut Greek Yogurt march on America, all taste buds yearning for healthy slightly indulgent snacks, and shopping lists from coast to coast (and school lunch menus-impressive)...with CHOBANI FLIP™ crunchy snack combos in interesting packaging- separate 'Flip In' cookie like crisps to mix in with the yogurt part. Sourced from hormone free milk-but we noted the crispy part has palm oil in it- which we hope is sustainably sourced...|
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