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

Jenni Spinner in Food Packaging on May 30, 2018

10. Rice is nice

Consumers increasingly care about their health and weight. Also, more people are looking to avoid ingredients like gluten, thanks to higher numbers of people getting celiac diagnoses. That could be one reason why a large number of manufacturers are coming out with rice-based edibles. Examples found at the show include Master Rice’s R!se Buddy baked rice snacks and Crunchy Rollers snacks.


Freelance writer and former Packaging Digest senior editor, Jenni Spinner is a trade journalist with two decades of experience in the field. While she has covered numerous industries (including construction, engineering, building security, food production and public works), packaging remains her favorite.



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