1. 3D printed food, seen at ISM Cologne

    On Monday I paid a visit to the ISM, Europe’s biggest trade fair for sweets, chocolate and snacks. Though still majoring on candy, chocolate and ‘fine bakery’ products, ISM’s marketing noted that it had ‘expanded its offer to include current nutrition trends in the snacks sector and further products for in-between snacking enjoyment’. These included fruit &…

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  2. Dried Fruit and nuts on Shelf

    Who said authority figures were dead? Clearly not here, where the world of medicine is evoked to claim some very high ground indeed. The original packaging looked very stern and severe and might as well have used a stethoscope as its brand symbol; but a 2012 redesign introduced the more approachable (and meaning-rich) apple symbol,…

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  3. Walkers Chips on Shelf

    The world of snacks is hard to imagine without one of its original founders, the small bag of potato crisps (or chips to the rest of the world). Pepsico’s Walkers (Lay’s to the rest of the world) is the Coca-Cola of snacks, aiming for ‘omnipresence’ and prepared to innovate in every channel to get it….

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  4. Plainly not guilty

    Posted by Steve on Mar 10th 2015 in: Crisps, Snacks & Nuts, Trust me, I'm healthy...

    Marks & Spencer Healthy Snacks on Shelf - Trust me I'm Healthy Issue

    Marks & Spencer know a thing or two about indulgence. Shopping for food there has always been about treating yourself just a little, with everything in store just a little bit more expensive, but sometimes a lot nicer. So don’t expect to see anything but enjoyment expressed in even the most responsible of snacks. This…

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  5. Urban myths

    Posted by Steve on Mar 10th 2015 in: Crisps, Snacks & Nuts, Trust me, I'm healthy...

    UrbanFruit copy

    An apple a day keeps the Doctor away. Even the Food Doctor, perhaps. But in these new skeptical times, how healthy is fruit anyway? Well, according to the proudly-named authoritynutrition.com, fruits (in their natural, solid forms) are genuinely good for us, and can also help with weight management because of their high satiety index: ‘Because…

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