In today’s trends blog, we will be looking at salty snack trends that are on the rise in the United States and Canada. We have seen a great interest in the plant-based snack category, particularly bean-based snacks. According to Innova Trends Insights, bean based snacks are on the rise with 39.4% growth in 2022. The breakdown is as follows:
- Chickpea (39%), pea (26%) and lentil (13%) are the leading bean/pulses ingredients used in the subcategory launches in 2022.
We have seen a decline in cassava and other root based snacks. Bean based snacks and vegetable based snacks are taking the lead. The United States holds a 2% higher share in interest with vegetable based snacks than Canada. See chart for more information about vegetable based snacks below:
Today, consumers are interested in a wide variety of seasonings and snack bases. With the ever-changing environment of salty snacks, our team is here for you to provide you with customized seasonings and innovative experiences. Please contact one of our sales experts to book a working session and get your seasoning ready to be on these trendy snack bases.