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‘Smoked’ and ‘burnt’ among flavors driving snacks: Mintel

Smoked and burnt flavors are trending in the salty snack category, according to Mintel. Pic: ©iStock/AVNphotolab/etiennevoss

The more unusual the flavor, the more likely a snack producer will capture another consumer. According to Marcia Mogelonsky, Mintel’s director of Insight, exotic flavors drive the purchasing of a snack more than anything else.

Mondelēz has launched an Oreo cookie with a brownie batter center in the UK. Pic: Mondelēz

Mondelēz launches Oreo Choc’O Brownie in UK

The US TTAB has ruled that 'coffee flour' can not be trademarked as it is a generic term for the flour product. Pic: ©iStock/loca4motion

Coffee four maker loses trademark appeal

Declining Pringles sales in the EU impacted the overall bottom line for Kellogg's Q2 financial results. Pic: ©iStock/eskaylim

Kellogg's Q2 sales weakened by soft US consumption and declining EU Pringles sales

Halen Brands' founder and CEO, Jason Cohen, assists companies increase their footprint and sales. Pic: Halen Brands

Halen Brands muscles up on e-commerce for emerging snack companies

Food industry leaders think positively about the grain-free trend. Pic: ©iStock/evitaochel

Grain-free trend just sprouting in bakery, but may overtake gluten-free

Hershey is positioning its new Popwell popcorn as a better-for-you snack. Pic: Hershey

Hershey to ‘truly be a snacking company’ with new popcorn brand

The development of Moose Munch in partnership with Nestlé is among Harry & David's recent moves to become an everyday brand. Pic: 1-800-Flowers

1-800-Flowers set to compete with Amazon with new snacking brand

Asenzya's corporate chef said naming is a major challenge to introduce Asian flavors to US snackers. Pic: DesignNPrint

Asian ingredients and flavors set to grow in US snacks market: Asenzya

ADM has finalised the acquisition deal of French company Chamtor, further cemeting its footprint in Western Europe. Pic: ADM

ADM cements Western Europe footprint with Chamtor acquisition

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