Rebel Kitchen launches in Waitrose

Snacking brand Rebel Kitchen, which specialises in dairy-free coconut ‘mylk’ drinks, is launching exclusively in Waitrose in the UK. The supermarket will be stocking two SKUs from the range – both the banana and chocolate 200ml three packs – in 218 stores nationwide. Launched this year, Rebel Kitchen’s range of dairy-free ‘mylks’ are made with […]

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Sneaking goodness into snacks

Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK say they may have found a way to ‘sneak’ nutrients into children’s snacks. The team from the Manchester Food Research Centre, based at the university, has been testing extruded snacks made from fruit powders against popular brands Quavers and Wotsits. And in taste tests with schoolchildren in […]


Kraft to split into two companies

Eighteen months after buying Cadbury, Kraft Foods has announced that it is to split into two companies by separating its North American grocery business from its global snacks enterprise. “Eighteen months into the Cadbury integration, the company has, in fact, built a global snacking platform and a North American grocery business that now differ in […]

INGREDIENTS NEWS: Peanuts prove a healthy handful

Leading nutrition researchers at the 2nd International Nuts and Health symposium have recommended increased peanut and nut snacks consumption as a more effective step to improve dietary health and reduce risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Proceedings published in the Journal of Nutrition concluded that replacing snacks high in refined carbohydrates with nuts […]


Teens are nuts over snacks

Recent research carried out across secondary schools in the UK has revealed that unsalted peanuts are a popular ingredient amongst teenagers. After taste trials, a staggering 95% of pupils confirmed they would buy healthy snacks containing unsalted peanuts and dried fruit mixes. These results will be of particular interest to manufacturers looking to tap into […]


Consumers rely on a quick fix

Health-conscious consumers want to eat better, but often perceive healthy food as inconvenient and lacking in indulgent qualities. A new report from independent market analyst Datamonitor reveals the desire to compromise these often mutually exclusive needs will increasingly drive demand for healthy snack food and drink. More than 20% of consumers surveyed in Europe and […]

Functional drinks driving yoghurt boom

Sales of yoghurt in the UK are set to increase by 40% over the next five years and smash the £2bn barrier by 2011 with surging functional yoghurt drinks driving sales. Market analyst Mintel says that the sector has already grown by a whopping 432% since 2001, and that 60% of consumers cite health as […]

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