Chew on this: Packaging trends for new sweets and snacks: Page 5 of 10

Jenni Spinner in Food Packaging on May 30, 2018

5. Multi-part munchies

A number of candy and snack manufacturers showcased packages with multiple components, separating the ingredients until the consumer is ready to mix. The reasons for this division range from keeping crunchy parts from moisture, to delivering the delight of an interactive experience. Items on display that fell into this category include Purely Elizabeth’s oatmeal (with crunchies in a separate compartment atop the cup) and MET-Rx Snack Cups (with a divider between high-protein snack sticks and hazelnut spread).


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