Chip flavors are a great way to expand a product line while taking advantage of trending flavors. Snacks are arguably one of the ripest categories for innovation within the food sector, with a seemingly endless amount of options for flavor, color and snack application options. In many cases we saw a resurgence in flavored chips topping grocery lists with new hot and spicy chip flavors, regional flavors, and meal-inspired flavors. A few innovative new product launches in the last three months included flavors like salted egg yolk potato chips, Kung Pow! Thai chili with szechuan pepper, and sparkling wine flavored potato chips – which ones would you try?

What we are reading:

 
SNACK TREND EVOLUTION
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Monica Watrous, Food Business News [Published June 24, 2020]

Prior to the global coronavirus pandemic, healthier snack trends were predominantly on the rise. This article details the surge in snack foods like chips, popcorn, and other packaged snacks since the beginning of 2020 as consumers neglect their healthier habits and opt for comfort.

SHREDDED CHEESE, FLAVORED POTATO CHIPS AMONG TOP TRENDING FOODS OF 2020, KROGER SAYS
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WXYZ Web Team [Published January 5, 2021]

Flavored potato chips were at the top of many grocery lists in 2020, according to Kroger. These included hot and spicy flavors, regional flavors and meal-inspired varieties. We expect the trend to continue into 2021 as the pandemic continues.

SNACK INNOVATORS SEE SHIFT TO POSITIVE NUTRITION BUT ‘CUTTING THE NASTIES ISN’T ENOUGH’
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Bobbie Edsor, Delish [Published November 12, 2020]

Walkers is playing on the trend for comfort and nostalgia by reintroducing classic crisp flavors from the ’90s that were discontinued nearly a decade ago. New, old flavors include prawn cocktail quavers and salt & vinegar flavors.

 
ONCE YOU POP…PRINGLES PASSPORT FLAVOURS FINDING FAVOUR AMID ASIA’S TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
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Guan Yu Lim, Food Navigator Asia [Published November 26, 2020]

Many consumers found themselves not able to travel for the majority of 2020 due to the global pandemic. To help “feed” consumers’ urge to travel, Pringles created a line of Passport Flavors for their chips with a variety of locations, to help consumers feel like they were getting a taste of travel. These chip flavors included flavors like London Fish and Chips and New York Cheeseburger.

 

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