Spring 2019 Eggsaminer - Snacking Expectations

CONSUMERS WANT MORE THAN A GUILTY PLEASURE

More than 90 percent of Americans snack multiple times a day, with some even eschewing regular meals altogether in favor of all day snacking. As snacking replaces meals, people are no longer satisfied with empty calorie snacks. They want nutritious snacks that contain protein, provide energy and offer satiety.

Source: Hartman: Health & Wellness report 2017

Catch up on the latest snacking trends and how eggs deliver on nutrition in our newest white paper, Snacks‑pectations.

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Eggs for Busy Lifestyles

Convenient high-quality protein

Constant, on-the-go lifestyles make it difficult to fit in healthy, balanced meals. That’s why eating nutrient-dense foods, such as eggs, is essential.

One large egg contains six grams of high-quality protein plus varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, including choline, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, phosphorous and riboflavin.

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Food and Egg Innovations
Peckish Peck Packs

#1. Peckish Peck Packs

Sonoma Brands Peckish is a line of snacks that offers a pair of peeled hard-boiled eggs packaged with a sophisticated selection of dry dip flavors. The Peck Pack line is aiming for a position of a “fresh snacking platform with eggs as the nutritious foundation,” according to the company’s chief brand officer. While the concept offers consumers of any age a nutritious snack choice, it seems to fit snugly into a space that appeals to Gen Z and Millennials, suiting lifestyle habits that include paleo, keto, Whole 30 and gluten-free.

MiniMeals2Go Protein Pack

#2. MiniMeals2Go Protein Pack

MM2G™ Protein Pack from Five Star Gourmet Foods steps right into the snacking/meal space by calling itself a mini-meal. Each MiniMeal Protein Pack contains a cage-free hard-boiled egg, nut-free sunflower butter, gluten-free rice crackers, Cheddar cheese and fresh sliced apples for 18 grams of total protein and 5 grams fiber per mini-meal. This high-protein product is positioned to “provide exactly what your body needs.”

RxBars

#3. RxBars

The ingredient label couldn’t get any larger than the one on a typical RXBAR®—it covers the entire front of the wrapper. Ingredients include egg whites, some form or blend of nuts and dates, and that’s it. The company says no fillers and “no B.S.” Egg whites are included for their protein value, dates to help bind the product together and nuts for texture. Flavors include chocolate sea salt, blueberry, coconut chocolate, mixed berry, peanut butter and maple sea salt. A typical bar contains 12 grams of protein, with a side of transparency.

Quevos Egg White Chips

#4. Quevos

Chicago-based startup firm, Quevos introduced eggs in a new form specifically for snackers – egg white chips. One serving has just two to three grams of carbs alongside 10 grams of protein and six grams of fiber for only 120 calories. The crispy, crunchy texture is designed to give consumers “all the crunch of carbs without the consequences.” The fat in the product comes from avocado and chia seeds. The chips are dairy- and gluten-free and currently available in cracked black pepper, barbecue, Cheddar and rancheros flavors.

LesserEvil Grain Free Egg White Curls

#5. LesserEvil Grain Free Egg White Curls

Better-for-you snack manufacturer, LesserEvil is the one of the latest companies to incorporate eggs into their munchable products. The company’s mission is to create lower-fat and -calorie snacks made with “real quality ingredients.” LesserEvil Grain Free Egg White Curls are the company’s newest snack. They come in Egg & Cheese, Himalayan Pink Salt and Huevos Rancheros flavors. The package claims the products contain “six grams of clean protein from sustainably-sourced, cage-free eggs.” A 4-ounce bag has a $4.99 suggested retail price.



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