Bars are one of the most convenient snacks we can consume – full of goodness and the innovations are also limitless in terms of their ingredients and the story that is constructed around them. Easy to make and quite literally capable of being prepared with an infinite variety of ingredients. If you are looking for a range of bar flavours and textures then check out the vast array of manufacturers below. Many of them are designed for serious sports people, for weight loss, for feeling full or for just sheer enjoyment.
The trend for new bars keeps apace with ‘free-from’, new plant based seeds and grains, nuts and ingredients which add extra health benefits. So far in 2016, the sale of bars with health and nutrition benefits now accounts for an estimated $2.2 Billion in the U.S.A alone. The global figure is nearer $6.6 Billion (Modor, 2017). We see an increasing focus on ‘wellness’ coupled with a desire for an easy, accessible snack. Those global trends for healthy nutrition are expected to increase this demand into 2017 and well beyond. Bars appear to be fuelling this demand for easy accessibility to nutrition !
When it comes to various consumer sectors then we find that 9 in 10 Millennials (ages 18-35) prefer to eat a healthy snack in place of a meal at least once a week according to a survey in BakeryAndSnacks.com. However, it is often difficult for potential customers to discern the health benefits and purpose of a branded nutritional bar, other than a quick “healthy” snack or just something to fill me up. Some bars provide an assortment of health benefits, but often at the cost of taste. Others emphasize taste, but are little more than a candy or confectionary bar in disguise. According to a 2016 study done by Nielsen, 70% of surveyed individuals really do pay attention to specific ingredients within the foods they eat which is surprising in this day and age, however that appears to be the fact. So, check out the bars on offer on this page because we know you will find something of interest.
On this page we list the major bar makers:-
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A brand of wellness bar produced by General Mills which was originally developed by Denver local Lara Merriken. These first appeared in the USA, 2003.
A nutrition bar created by Clif Bar & Company in 1999 by its female employees. Now available in a range of flavours.
A brand of granola bars produced by General Mills. Their slogan is “The Energy Bar Nature Intended”. The range includes cereals and related snacks such as protein bars, nut and fruit bars, many nut bars and crunchy bars.
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Modor Intelligence (2017) Global Snack Bars Market. Modor Intelligence.
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