Upcoming Food Trends for 2020 predict that consumers will continue to look for more snacks and spreads that are portable, protein-packed but offer unique flavor combinations to keep things interesting. Two Busy Bees Honey have recently created a delicious new product range in a portable pouch - introducing Flavour Fusion™ packs - Honey Floral Fusion™, Honey Berry Fusion™, Honey Peanut Fusion™ and Honey Macadamia Fusion™.
In fact, Mintel data predicts that over the next 10 years, consumers will be using personal data to customize their nutritional needs – and food companies will be the facilitators helping consumers take their journey to a healthier lifestyle. As part of that journey, companies will need to anticipate needs in future and current product development.
Thankfully, for the food industry, nuts (specifically peanuts and macadamia) and pure honey present an all-in-one solution for these increasingly important market demands and serve as a natural complement to many new snack and spreads category offerings.
In a recent presentation, led by Director of Natural Insights Brent Coons and Lead Content Strategist Jessica Hochman (SPINS), showcased several food and beverage products that are among the early adopters of these growing trends.
Coons and Hochman predicted peanuts will be integrated into a variety of new applications, such as plant-based dairy brand Elmhurst’s line of peanut milk, which contains 6 g of protein and 11 g of total fat. That product also exemplifies another trend: consumers’ growing acceptance of full-fat products.
“We’re getting away from fear of fats in nuts,” said Hochman. “Fat is friend, not foe. And even plant-based saturated fats are actually becoming a preferred macronutrient.”