PepsiCo's snack food subsidiary, Frito-Lay, shares some insights into the future of snacking, reports Forbes. Frito-Lay, maintaining its status as the largest distributor of snack foods, explains some of the emergent snacking trends.
One trend is moving away from three distinct meals a day. More and more consumers are moving away from three average meals a day and instead eating on six to eight occasions per day.
Another trend is that healthy, plant-based snacks actually need to taste good. Mindful consumers want to enjoy balanced and nutritious options, but if it isn't delicious, they aren't going to buy it. A better for you option may go over well because of its functional benefit, but over time will fall off if it's not flavorful.