Chew on this: Packaging trends for new sweets and snacks: Page 9 of 10

Jenni Spinner in Food Packaging on May 30, 2018

9. Hip chicks

Ahead of the event, NCA representatives predicted chickpeas would be a hot ingredient in many new products at this year’s show. They were right on target—garbanzo beans starred in all sorts of products found in several Sweets and Snacks booths. Many were savory, like Biena’s roasted chickpeas and Hippeas chickpea puffs—but interestingly, a number of companies are beginning to get bolder and put the humble legumes in sweet coatings, like chocolate.

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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