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Period: November 27, 2022 to December 11, 2022
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Companies, Organizations  

Katsu Cauliflower Crisps Wins One Of Five Awards In Supermarket-Run Contest

One of the five winners of a contest run by Scottish supermarket chain Scotmid and Scotland Food & Drink was Nudie Snacks and its Katsu Flavour Cauliflower Crisps, featuring cauliflower from farms in Fife. Jessica Van Tromp, Local Sourcing Manager at Scotmid, said the aim of the contest was to support relationships with its Scottish suppliers and to find exciting new Scottish favourites.

"MUNCH OF FIVES Five new Scottish products are set to hit the shelves – from katsu crisps to chippy sausages", The Scottish Sun, November 28, 2022

Nutri V Goodies Launched With Help From Australian Science Agency

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has been working with start-up Nutri V on creating healthy vegetable snacks using broccoli, pumpkin and cauliflower that would have otherwise been thrown away or used in animal feed. CSIRO says 20-30 percent of vegetable plants are wasted and the partnership aims to ensure that all plants are used. Nutri V CEO Raquel Said explained that the company aims to upcycle waste “into a sustainable yet delicious solution”. The vegetables are picked and sorted in the morning, then washed and dried before being made into powders. Each pack of Nutri V Goodies contains two servings of vegetables. The snacks will be sold in Coles supermarkets nationally.

"Bite Me: CSIRO Is Tackling Food Waste With Snacks", Gismodo.com.au, November 24, 2022

Sweet Diane’s Launches Protein Crunch Granola

Specialty Food Association has announced that its Sweet Diane's granola brand has introduced Protein Crunch to the market. It contains 6 grams of protein per serving as well as toasted nuts, three types of seeds, crispy quinoa and bits of dried strawberries. According to the press release, the granola is vegan and gluten-free, contains low-glycemic coconut sugar, heart-healthy walnuts and flaxseed, and the highest protein per serving of any granola.

"Specialty Food Association: Sweet Diane's Announces New High Protein, Gluten-Free Granola", Specialty Food, November 23, 2022

Indian Brand Happilo Rebrands As It Plans To Expand Globally

Indian healthy snack brand Happilo has unveiled a new brand identity and redesigned logo as it plans to expand globally. The packaging and logo are re-designed to be versatile and youthful and to establish Happilo as a more premium brand. Happilo, with its reimagined brand identity, will broaden its footprint into global markets across Oceania, the Middle East, and the USA. 

"Happilo reimagines brand identity, reflecting company's foray into premium snacking category", Food & Beverages News, November 17, 2022

Marketing & Advertising  

UK Vegan Snack Brand Crave Secures Aldi Listing After Winning TV Show Competition

Vegan snack start-up Crave’s savory snacks are now available in Aldi stores across the U.K. after winning the TV show competition Aldi’s Next Big Thing. The Channel 4 show follows British food and beverage start-ups who compete to secure a listing at Aldi. Crave sells pickled onion-flavored Monster Feet and vegan bacon-flavored Streakers. Both snacks rolled out into Asda stores across the U.K. in September of this year.

"UK Vegan Snack Brand Crave Secures Aldi Listing After Winning TV Show Competition", vegconomist , November 18, 2022


Maine Crisp Opens New Facility And Shows Redesigned Packaging

Maine Crisp, an artisanal snack-maker, opened a new production and retail location as well new packaging in October. The products use naturally gluten-free buckwheat. The company was established in 2014 and launched with one flavor, Cranberry Almond. It now has four, including the vegan Savory Fig & Thyme variant. Although distribution has begun, the products in the new packaging might not be on the shelves for several weeks. The new 17,000 sq.ft. space will support the brand’s expansion plans and offers co-packing for other gluten-free food startups. A gluten-free retail space will open to the public next year, selling Maine Crisp products and those from other Maine producers.

"Maine Crisp Debuts New Packaging, New Facility in Response to National Growth", Nosh.com, November 28, 2022

Products & Brands  

Consumers Want Snacks That Better Target Their Personal Nutrition Needs

Snack producers are increasingly offering options that support consumers’ wellness objectives without compromising on indulgence. ADM's consumer insights platform Outside Voice found that almost 80 percent of consumers globally believe that mental wellbeing positively impacts their overall wellness. FMCG Guru's 2021 Personalised Nutrition study found that 63 opercent of consumers want products customised to satisfy their individual nutrition needs, and so brands with diversified offerings targeting energy, immunity, mental wellbeing and other needs should succeed in the coming years. Snacks containing wholesome ingredients, such as ancient grains, pulses, seeds and nuts, can help provide a feeling of fullness without a blood sugar spike, and can also offer additional protein, fiber and other essential nutrients, and can also address trends like keto, vegan and low-carb as well medically oriented issues like gluten-free and diabetic-friendly.

"What will drive the healthy snack space in 2023?", BakeryAndSnacks.com, November 24, 2022

Futurelife Claims Its New Granola Clusters Enhance Focus

South African health brand Futurelife has launched a Nut & Seed ‘Focus’ variant within its Granola Crunch range. Futurelife’s Granola Crunch Nut & Seed ‘Focus’ contains 5 grains, iodine, iron and zinc to enhance consumer’s energy and focus throughout the day. It is formulated with MODUCARE, a daily immune supplement, made from a patented blend of natural plant sterols and sterolins. The ‘focus’ variant is the fourth cereal in the range, which also includes Original ‘Boost’, Berries & Fruit ‘Vitality’ and Chocolate ‘Renew’.

"Granola Just Got A Whole Lot Crunchier", MyZA, November 22, 2022

Why? Snacks Launches With Keto, Grain-Free Cheese Crackers

Why? Snacks has just launched with its first product: Keto Grain-Free Cheese Crackers. The crackers are made with sharp white cheddar cheese, almond flour and real butter, and contain 8g of protein and 2g of net carbs per serving. In the future, the start-up aims to create more keto-friendly, grain-free and tasty childhood snacks. 

"WHY? SNACKS Launches Keto, Grain-Free Cheese Crackers", Nosh.com, November 18, 2022

Kallø Launches New Sea Salt & Vinegar Veggie Cakes

Kallø has extended its Veggie Cakes range with the launch of its new Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar flavor. The vegan, HFSS-compliant and gluten-free range is made from lentil and peas and are a good source of fiber and plant protein. Other flavors in the range include Spinach & Pesto, Beetroot & Balsamic, Caramelised Onion Chutney, and Tomato Salsa, Lime & Coriander. The brand launched in 2020, and Kallø claims its Veggie Cakes range has seen “+6% YA growth” and a 33 percent repeat purchase rate.


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