Exploring the Sweets and Snacks Expo: 10 Trends and Innovations

Exploring the Sweets and Snacks Expo: 10 Trends and Innovations

The Sweets and Snacks Expo is an annual event that showcases the latest trends and innovations in the snack industry. This year, the expo highlighted ten key trends that are shaping the future of sweets and snacks. In this blog, we’ll dive into these trends and how they reflect changing consumer preferences. We’ll also highlight how Bad Monkey is staying ahead of the curve with our innovative Heat N Eat popcorn.

Top Trends from the Sweets and Snacks Expo

  1. Freeze-Dried Candy: Freeze-drying is no longer limited to fruits and vegetables. Companies are now turning classic candies like sour worms and peach rings into freeze-dried treats, offering a crunchy new way to enjoy sweet snacks.

  2. Energy Bars: Natural caffeine sources are being incorporated into energy bars, providing a convenient alternative to coffee and energy drinks. These bars are ideal for on-the-go snacking and pre-workout fuel.

  3. Fruit Bars: Brands are focusing on simplicity and nutrition with fruit bars made entirely from real fruit, free from preservatives and added sugars. These bars offer a convenient way to get daily servings of fruit.

  4. Peanut Butter Makeover: Peanut butter is being reinvented with new flavours and formulations, from Brazilian chocolate to white chocolate coconut. These innovative products can be enjoyed in various ways, from sandwiches to snack toppings.

  5. Protein on the Go: Meat snacks remain popular, with a variety of flavours and proteins available. From beef to bison, these snacks provide a convenient and filling option for those looking to hit their protein targets.

  6. Plant-Based Evolution: Plant-based snacks are expanding beyond traditional offerings. New products include plant-based jerky made from beets and sweet potatoes, as well as nutritionist-developed protein bars.

  7. Spicy Everything: The love for spicy snacks continues to grow. From spicy jerky to chili-covered lollipops, consumers are seeking out heat in their sweet and savoury snacks.

  8. Australian Confections: Australian candies like licorice and chocolate biscuits are gaining popularity, offering a heartier version of classic sweets that consumers are embracing.

  9. Popcorn with a Twist: Popcorn continues to evolve with unique flavours and heating options. Brands like Bad Monkey offer innovative products like Heat N Eat, which can be reheated in its compostable bag.

  10. Legacy Brand Innovation: Established brands are reinventing classic products. New offerings include snack versions of popular items like Pop Tart Crunch Poppers and Tic Tac Chewy candies.

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Bad Monkey’s Innovative Heat N Eat Popcorn

Bad Monkey is proud to be at the forefront of innovation in the snack industry with our award-winning Heat N Eat popcorn. This product exemplifies our commitment to quality, sustainability, and consumer satisfaction:

  • Versatility: Heat N Eat popcorn can be enjoyed straight from the bag or reheated in the microwave, oven, BBQ, or even over a campfire. This flexibility ensures a fresh and delicious snack experience anytime, anywhere.
  • Sustainability: Our Heat N Eat bags are 100% compostable, aligning with our commitment to environmental sustainability. This innovative packaging supports eco-friendly practices and reduces waste.
  • Recognition: Our innovative approach has earned us awards and accolades, highlighting the quality and ingenuity of our products. We are thrilled to offer a healthier and convenient snack option that meets the needs of modern consumers.

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