Snack Attack: What's New and Trending?

Snack Attack: What's New and Trending?

Haylie Shipp
Haylie Shipp
With your Southeast Regional Ag News, I’m Haylie Shipp. This is the Ag Information Network.

I’m calling today’s program “Snack Attack!” After identifying on this show yesterday the extreme dedication we see to snacking with 88% of people, according to food company Mondelez International, reporting that they snack daily, I wanted to see WHAT was new and trending in the snack world.

As we established yesterday, many are opting for foods that are lower in calories, preservatives, and sugar. High-protein, nutrient-rich snacks are also on the rise. With that in mind, here were five trending snack choices from the 2024 Food & Snacks Expo as assembled by

1. Sustainable Fish Jerky

2. Move over cheese, butter, and sea salt…how about food-inspired flavors for popcorn? We’re now seeing options like chili crunch, pad thai, and Mexican street corn.

3. Caffeinated Gum

4. Brain Smack, a sour candy meant to keep the sour smack for the whole experience.

5. Pickles, including the expansion of one brand from pickle cotton candy to an entire line of sauce, paste, and seasoning.

Are you ready to try? Get more details on each of the items at

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