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In the Aisle: 5 satisfying, nutritious and innovative snacksIn the Aisle: 5 satisfying, nutritious and innovative snacks

Snacks are back and better than ever, highlighting real food ingredients, sustainable commitments and innovations. See these examples.

Adrienne Smith

August 10, 2023

3 Min Read
Family shopping for healthy snacks

Will we ever get tired of talking about all the innovations flooding traditional store aisles stocked with pantry goods, snacks and frozen foods? We doubt it!

Today’s brands are leaning into trends that increasingly matter to consumers: sourcing new and innovative ingredients, embracing nutritional attributes and dietary demands, supporting sustainability and celebrating globally inspired flavors and traditions.


Fishwife Cantabrian Anchovies

Tinned seafood is reeling in the compliments lately, as brands up the ante on this pantry stalwart with sustainable sourcing, swoon-worthy branding and scrumptious products like these Spanish anchovies from Fishwife. Wild-caught from an MSC-Certified fishery in the Cantabrian Sea, these delectable anchovies are packed in just extra virgin olive oil and salt, and are an unbeatable example of a healthy, real-food snack that consumers can feel good about in every way. SRP: $8.99


Bobo’s Grape PB&Js

These highly scarfable snacks are perfect for PB&J lovers who are on the go and in search of a quick, healthy fix of their favorite comfort food. This new product line from Bobo’s offers a delicious grape jam filling (there’s also a strawberry version!) encased in a peanut-buttery oat shell made with 17 grams of whole grain oats. It is also Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free and crafted in the brand’s wind-powered facility. SRP: $4.99


Tochi Salted Egg Popcorn

Tochi’s new line of elevated popcorn takes its inspiration from classic Asian flavors including Black Sesame, Ube and Black Milk Tea. This innovative Salted Egg variety offers an umami-full blend of buttery, sweet, creamy notes with a hint of salt that is made from non-GMO corn, real salted egg, premium coconut oil and organic sugar. As first-generation Asian Americans, the brand’s trio of founders share a passion for creating delicious, Asian-inspired snacks using simple and healthy ingredients that promote overall well-being. SRP: $4.99


Wavy Wonders Seaweed and Seed Snacks, Wild Garlic and Yoghurt

Founded by two ocean-loving Danes, this seaweed snack brand offers a satisfying crunch that is packed with flavor. Made with cultivated Norwegian wakame seaweed blended with superfoods including chia, flax, sesame and quinoa seeds, along with buckwheat flour and oats, these snacks are as whimsical as they are delicious. And while taste is a priority for Wavy Wonders, no sacrifices are made when it comes to quality. Each seaweed snack pack has some 6 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. SRP: $3.99


Future Fit Foods Leaping Legumes Organic Chickpeas with Rosemary, Sweet Paprika and Sea Salt

You can’t get more real food and real flavor than these new snackable chickpeas. With just a handful of ingredients and boasting 8 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber, these bite-sized legumes have a light crunch, delicious taste and a nutritional punch. The surprise here is the way that these sustainably sourced chickpeas—which are regeneratively grown in Montana by USDA Organic-certified Timeless Foods—melt on the palate and are completely oil and sugar free. SRP: $5.79

About the Author(s)

Adrienne Smith

Content Director, New Hope Network

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