7 New Salty-Snack Varieties to Savor

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Sales of salty sales in the United States are expected to grow to $29.3 billion by 2022, according to Packaged Facts’ report Salty Snacks: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities.

A $24 billion category in 2017 with a compound annual growth rate of almost 4% from 2012 to 2017, salty snacks have much upside; however, they still face stiff competition from chocolate and nonchocolate confections, cookies and crackers, said Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md. A threat also looms from food choices perceived as healthier, such as nuts, seeds and dried and fresh produce.

Future growth is expected to come from products “that are as flavorful as possible but also as healthy and nutritious as possible to satisfy the growing demand among consumers who want to indulge without the guilt,” the report said.

“New taste and flavor combinations will continue to flourish as better-for-you snacks will continue to use alternative (non-potato) ingredients and include different proteins, grains, vegetables and superfoods," the report said. "Product developers will also evolve technology to continue developing different shapes and textures.”

Click through to examine nine salty-snack offers that have launched recently ...

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1. Primizie

primzie flatbread crisps

Primizie Chef Crafted Flatbread Crisps are shipped in 1.5-ounce single-serve bags and are available in six flavors: Italian Everything, Green Harvest, Rustic Beet, Simply Salted, Gouda Garlic and Ancient Sprouted Grains. The products have 210 calories per serving, are non-GMO with no artificial flavors or preservatives, and are corn-free.

2. Quest Nutrition

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Containing at least nine times the protein of conventional chips with approximately 75% fewer net carbohydrates, Quest Nutrition Tortilla Style Protein Chips are savory tortilla-style chips in Nacho Cheese and Ranch flavors. The baked Nacho Cheese variety contains 18 grams of protein and 4 net carbs, while Ranch is made with 19 grams of protein and 4 net carbs.

3. Snack Factory

snack factory pretzel crisps sourdough

Snack Factory, a recent addition to the Campbell Soup Co.’s snack portfolio, has launched two new additions to its Pretzel Crisps line in Sourdough and Cinnamon Sugar. At about 100 calories per serving, artisan-style Snack Factory Sourdough Pretzel Crisps deliver an authentic tangy sourdough flavor; Deli Style Snack Factory Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Crisps are seasoned with cinnamon and sugar to blend a sweet and salty treat, the company said.

4. Whisps

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Schuman Cheese Inc., maker of 100% baked cheese crisps, has announced the launch of two new flavors to its Whisps cheesy-snacks lineup: Whisps Bacon BBQ and Tomato Basil Cheese Crisps. The snacks are baked for a crackerlike texture and crunch and packaged in 2.12-ounce bags. The two varieties are Bacon BBQ Cheese Crisps, which are made with sharp cheddar cheese and smoky barbecue spices; and Tomato Basil Cheese Crisps, which feature Parmesan cheese and a zesty spice blend.

5. From the Ground Up

from the ground up cauliflower crackers

Halen Brands’ From the Ground Up brand was designed to provide a nutrient-dense, plant-based version of conventional snacks. The line of cauliflower-based crackers and pretzels features cassava flour and vegetable-blend powders made from real vegetables. From the Ground Up Crackers come in three flavors—Sea Salt, Cheddar and Nacho—while Pretzels come in Original flavor in sticks and twists shapes. From the Ground Up Crackers are available in 4-ounce boxes and Pretzels come in in 4.5-ounce bags, and they are available for an SRP of $3.99.

6. Stacy’s Snacks

stacys cheese petites

Stacy’s Snacks has introduced Cheese Petites, a snack that combines real cheese and crackers. Baked with real cheese, the snack has 6 grams of protein and is a good source of calcium. The  bite-sized snacks are available in two flavors: Parmesan With Rosemary, and Romano With Garlic and Pepper. Stacy’s Cheese Petites are available in 4-ounce bags for an SRP of $4.99.

7. Utz

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As part of a new multifaceted sponsorship between Major League Baseball and Utz Quality Foods, Utz has introduced White Cheddar Cheeseball Baseballs. The limited-edition cheese snack highlights all 30 Major League Baseball team logos on the package.