25th annual Sweets & Snacks Expo to highlight top candy and snack trends

May 20, 2022
The Sweets & Snacks Expo will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place from May 23-26.

The Sweets & Snacks Expo showcases the latest products and innovations in candy and snacks, and for the past 25 years, those products have made it onto store shelves and paved the way for groundbreaking flavor trends in the industry and beyond. Before these new products debut at the show in Chicago, the National Confectioners Association shared top trends that will be highlighted at this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo.

"For 25 years the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant driver of candy and snack flavor and product trends in North America, and 2022 is no different. Attendees at this year's show will be able to taste the products that will shape store shelves for weeks, months and years to come," John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, said in the announcement. "There's something for everyone trending this year, whether you are looking for a new twist on a classic favorite or something brand new altogether."

Here are some of the trends you can expect to see in 2022:

  • S'more variety: S'mores-flavored treats – and everything you need to make them – are taking over this summer and throughout the year.
  • Flavor intensity: Look out for flavor extremes: amp up that sour flavor, introduce some heat into your sweet or pick the spiciest chip.
  • Newstalgia: This year, it's all about "newstalgia" – fresh and innovative twists on the classics you know and love.
  • All about options: Confectionery and snack companies are offering a range of package sizes and product types to meet every occasion.

For more information or to register, visit SweetsAndSnacks.com.


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