There is no doubt that today’s world is a fast-paced frenzy of grab-and-go, eat-on-the-run consumers.
However, manufacturers are taking notice that not everyone wants to skimp on the nutritious value of their snack foods, even if they aren’t eaten at the kitchen table.
Snack bars have been a traditional snack to grab while on the go for decades, and the trend shift is offering more for consumers who are demanding gluten-free, high in fiber and high in protein products. In addition, all-natural sweeteners, such as honey, are a focus for manufacturers who want to keep great tasting flavor in tact.
Cascadian Farm, who according to CandyIndustry.com launched a new line of protein bars in January, is recognized as a leader in converting regular farms to organic. Its Oats & Honey granola bar is a crunchy snack bar with just seven wholesome ingredients.
ZING’s Nutrition Bar—Coconut Cashew Crisp, is a great example of a nutritious snack bar sweetened with honey. This bar is wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free. Professional nutritionists who wanted all-natural food ingredients with a healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein and beneficial fats created the ZING bar.
For consumers seeking a high in fiber on-the-go snack bar, reach for the Fiber One Chocolate 90 Calorie Chewy Bar. Sweetened with honey, these snack bars provide 20% of the recommended daily intake of fiber and 10% of the recommended daily intake of calcium. As an added “green” bonus, the bars’ packaging is made with 100% recycled paperboard. Variations include strawberry and peanut butter and jelly.