Snacks with Honey  Category

Ready-to-Eat Popcorn Sales Popping Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Kernel by kernel, America’s hearts have been loyal to popcorn since its inception more than 9,000 years ago. One of the oldest forms of corn, popcorn’s traditions lie with oil, butter and salt. However, traditions mixed with new variations largely are attributed to the puffy kernel’s staying power.

According to, new flavors of popcorn are key in helping the industry thrive. Ready-to-eat popcorn and caramel corn sales at the end of the summer totaled more than $704 million a 27% increase over the previous year, according to market research firm IRI.

All-natural ingredients, great taste and a more nutritious take on the puffy snack also are contributors to popcorn’s rising popularity, and honey factors highly into all three of those categories.

In fact, Smartfood, the leading ready-to-eat popcorn brand in the United States, offers a honey variety. Smartfood sold $109 million worth of popcorn in 2014, according to Statista. Smartfood’s Honey Cinnamon Pecan Granola Coated Popcorn is a crunchy, all-natural snack made with honey, cinnamon and brown sugar. The popcorn is coated with rolled oats and roasted pecans.

Ready-to-eat private label brands also made a splash in 2014, with $37 million in sales. Lakota Honey Popcorn is a combination of sweet honey and traditional salt. The light and airy snack comes from a line of the first and only Native American owned and operated organization producing, processing, packaging and marketing popcorn celebrating its Native American heritage.


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GimmeSeaweed 218x300 GimMe Roasted Seaweed Crumbles—Honey Dijon

GimMe Crispy Roasted Seaweed Snacks start with tiny clusters of roasted seaweed seasoned with honey powder.

Gluten-free Honey Dijon Crumbles are a mash-up of savory zing and sweet deliciousness rolled into one package. These snacks taste great sprinkled over your favorite dishes or eaten straight out of the pouch.]

GimMe Health Foods is owned and operated by Annie Chun and her husband Steve Broad, both food lovers, parents, entrepreneurs and roasted seaweed fanatics. Chun was born and raised in Korea, home to the best seaweed on the planet. Broad grew up in Northern California, where he learned early how much better food tastes when it’s all natural and grown fresh. Gim means seaweed in Korean, spawning the name of the company.

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Mariani Honeybars Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


MarianiVariety 286x300 Mariani Honeybars

This Honeybar variety 30-pack from Mariani contains bars from the line of made with honey products.

Seven bars each of Cranberry Honeybar and Sesame Honeybar and eight bars each of Trail Mix Honeybar and Granola Honeybar are a delicious and money-saving option.

Paul Mariani was the immigrant son of a European farmer who arrived in the Santa Clara Valley in 1906. After planting fruit trees and expanding acreage, he opened new markets, leaving a legacy to his family. Now four generations later, the company sells more than 125 million pounds of product annually.



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