Trendspotting: 14 Natural Snacks to Watch

Larabar Protein

Natural snacks represent 9% of total conventional-market snack dollar sales, and they own more than four times the dollar growth of conventional packaged snacks. In convenience, natural snacks—pretzels, cookies, snack bars, meat snacks and more—represent 3.9% of dollar sales and are growing seven times faster than conventional snacks.

Convenience Store Products worked with SPINS to identify the 10 top-selling natural brands across beverage, snacks and confection categories in all conventional segments. Click through to see some additional new and emerging brands that represent new trends in natural snacks.

 

Mighty Bar

Mighty Bar

These meat bars are made with 100% grass-fed beef and are high in omega-3s. The organic Mighty Bar does not contain antibiotics, hormones, GMOs or pesticides. Made with simple, clean ingredients, the bars have no fillers and are made with 100% real protein.

Caveman

Caveman meat bar

Made with real chicken, fruit and spices, Caveman meat bars are a protein snack that doesn't compromise on taste, quality of protein or ingredients, the company says.

Epic

Epic

Epic Bars are made with meat, fruit and nuts. This savory high-protein snack is packed with high-quality animal meat and is rich in protein, low in sugar, gluten-free, grain-free and absent of both soy and dairy.

Larabar Protein

Larabar Protein

Alt from Larabar is made with an alternative protein source: peas. The alternative protein bars are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO. Alt also uses a wrapper that is 31% renewable.

Genuine Health

Genuine Health

Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins+ Bar is specially formulated to be easily digested while maximizing protein absorption. Flavors include Dark Chocolate Almond, Double Chocolate Chip, Lemon Coconut and Peanut Butter Chocolate.

Pure Organic

Pure Organic

The Pure Organic Bar is made with organic, gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients. The bars also feature natural ingredients such as fruits, nuts and whole grains, as well as indulgent ingredients such as chocolate, vanilla and nut butters. All products are made without artificial flavors and colors. Pure products are also USDA-certified organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan and certified kosher.

Terra

Terra

Terra chips are made from real whole vegetables. The company sources a range of root vegetables, including batata, beet, carrot, kabocha, naturally blue potato, purple sweet potato and Yukon Gold potato, to create each Terra blend.

Forager

Forager

Forager chips are made using fresh-pressed vegetables, ancient and sprouted grains, and a touch of sea salt. Forager Vegetable Chips are 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, vegan and corn-free. They contain no trans fats.

Pure Growth

Pure Growth

Pure Growth Organic was created to provide delicious, engaging and affordable organic snacks for families. All products are USDA-certified organic, kosher and baked or popped in the United States. The Pure Growth portfolio includes super chips, veggie chips, popcorn, pretzels, snack mix, animal crackers, breakfast biscuits, breakfast bars and oatmeal.

Fuel for Fire

Fuel for Fire

Fuel for Fire is a fruit and protein blend made with real, clean and healthy ingredients. Each pack contains 10 grams of whey protein isolate and 130 calories or less.

ProBar

ProBar

ProBar Organic Nut Butters are made with organic nuts and other super foods. These spreadable butters are made with coconut oil. They contain no added sugars and have 5 to 7 grams of protein in four flavors.

Mediterra

Mediterra

The Mediterra Black Olives & Walnuts bar delivers 6 grams of plant-based protein and 6 grams of fiber, which is almost 25% of a woman’s daily requirement, for example.

Pipcorn

Pipcorn

Pipcorn mini popcorn is all natural, gluten free, non-GMO, vegan and made with whole grains.

Living Intentions

Living Intentions

This energy-boosted popcorn contains probiotics and superfoods. Activated Superfood Popcorn comes in four flavors: Berry Smoothie, Cinnamon Twist, Salsa Verde and Tandoori Tumeric. This product is made with ingredients such as ashwagandha, chlorella, maca and live probiotics to help improve energy and overall health.