Chew on this: Packaging trends for new sweets and snacks: Page 4 of 10

Jenni Spinner in Food Packaging on May 30, 2018

4. Downsized delectables

Sometimes a consumer just wants a little treat—but the snack they’re craving, unfortunately, only comes in giant, mega-calorie versions. Increasingly, manufacturers are meeting this desire with pared-down versions of traditional treats, so that people can satisfy those cravings without totally busting their diets. Baked-good purveyor JJ’s Bakery showed off its Tid-Bits mini snack pies at the show, roughly half the size of its traditional pies.


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Snack manufacturers have long put their savory and sweet treats in shiny film and foil bags and pouches. Recently, brands started trying out matte-finish packages to impart a smoother look. At this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo, multiple makers showed off packs with a mix of matte and spot-coated elements, offering an interesting contrast. Companies opting for this bold graphic effect include <a href=""><span style="color: #999999;"><strong></stron