Salty snacks are on the rise! Americans are consuming more sodium than ever. They’re craving salty chips, pretzels, and other combinations of salty, crunchy snacks that are packed with flavor. But the CDC is on it—recommending that we cut back on sodium and replace them with snacks that are fruit or veggie based. Here’s how snack sales positively can positively impact your bottom line.
4 Types Of Snacks Your Customers Crave
Grab-and-go fruit, like bananas, oranges, or apples, and washed and chopped vegetables, like celery, carrots, and cucumbers. But if those fresh fruits and veggies aren’t available, dried fruits might be the next best thing. Dried apricots, Mango Fruit Mix, pineapple chunks, dried papaya, and raisins. They’re non-perishable and are easy for people to grab to store in their purses, cars, or backpacks when they get hungry later on.
Low-fat and fat-free milk products
These snacks, like yogurt, milk, and low-fat cheese, are a great way to get protein and feel full without splurging on empty calories or fat. As people start to trend healthier, these snacks are great options to fuel your customers’ active lifestyles.
Crackers and chips
Salty, crunchy snacks like pretzels, chips, and crackers are even popular. People are always craving salty and things that are crunchy make people feel fuller, so they want those too. Stock a lot of salty, crunchy options so you always have what people are craving. Healthier versions of these are now available—chips that substitute veggies, beans, or lentils in place of starchy, refined carbohydrates. Corn Country Flax Snax is a good option, consisting of flax seed chips, corn nuggets, and pretzel chips.. And some are loaded with flavor, like Dragon Mix, Louisiana Lightin,’ Wasabi Mix, and Kansas City BBQ. Or, for a sweeter touch, try banana or apple chips.
Choices that are high in protein
Think almonds, cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, just to name a few. All have healthy fats, fiber, and loads of protein. And if you can coat them with some salty, spicy seasoning, it’s even more appealing to American snackers looking to grab something quick. Honey Roasted Sesame Nut Mix, Honey Toasted Peanuts, Sriracha Cashews, or Buffalo Wing Nuts. People are busier than ever, but they’re hungry, too! If you can stock your store with healthy snack options that people can quickly grab when they’re on the go, your bottom line will soar.
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