Archive for snacks

Healthy Summer Snacks for the Beach & Beyond

During the summer, it’s easy to indulge more frequently than you should. Going to summer BBQs, eating out while on vacation and more, it’s good to find all the opportunities you can to choose healthy options. Healthy snacking is a great way to balance out your summer diet while you’re at the beach, going camping or visiting the waterpark.

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Pros & Cons of Six Popular Healthy Snack Ideas & Trends

When you consider the influences behind the push for healthier snacks, it’s easy to understand why healthy snack foods are becoming more readily available at just about every retail location. With more and more consumers wanting fresh, natural foods, it’s no wonder that healthy snacks are showing up in places ranging from convenience stores to specialty retail outlets. As shoppers turn to healthy snack options as part of their weight control plan or as ways to generally improve their well-being, healthy snacks won’t be displaced from store shelves any time soon.

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Fun Taffy Facts: Its Origins & Why You Pull Taffy

One of the most prevalent types of 19th-century parties was called the candy pull or taffy pull, which involved buttering one’s hands and pulling the molasses candy repeatedly. The parties were commonly held at colleges and at churches. These parties involved members of both sexes and candy made from either molasses or sugar which was boiled. The requirement for a good candy pull party included a warm kitchen, copper pans, and a good supply of aprons and napkins. Having a good pull also meant that everyone’s hands had to be well-buttered to avoid having the candy stick to them.

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Snack Combinations for Thoughtful Gifts

Do you have that one person in your life who’s simply impossible to buy gifts for? If you do, why don’t you consider putting together some funny & weird food choices and giving them as gifts?

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How Organic Snack Demand is Affecting U.S. Producers

Years ago, many consumers were willing to pay more for organic foods than they were for non-organic foods because they believed the production of organic foods left a smaller carbon footprint on the earth. While environmental concerns are still a big motivator for a lot of people to buy organic goods, plenty of today’s food shoppers want to buy organic foods because they think organic goods are healthier and safer than their conventional food alternatives.

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What Your Date’s Snacking Habits Say About Them

Have you ever wondered if snacking habits such as portion control and food choices can tell you anything about your date? While it may sound far-fetched, there really is a correlation between snacking behavior and personality traits. In fact, there’s even a link between your date’s food preferences and their digital device usage and social media behavior.

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Future of Snacking

Do you know what prosumers are? If you’re in the snack food business, you should know because they are shaping the future of your industry.

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10 Healthy Snack Ideas for Road Trips

We’ve all been there: You’re on a long road trip heading to your family’s house for the holidays, and you realize that your stomach isn’t going to appreciate waiting another 50 miles to get some nourishment. Unfortunately, the nearest rest stop has a vending machine with utterly questionable, and unhealthy, options. Next time, you vow to take snacks for your road trip that are healthy, nutritious and yummy.

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How To Make Snacks Healthier

You may or may not have seen that survey where millennials said they are skipping cereal for breakfast because they don’t like having to wash the bowl. What’s up with that? While cereal was created as a fast alternative to a hearty bacon and eggs breakfast, kids these days say preparing this almost-instant breakfast is too much work for the most important meal of the day.

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