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Van Melle Mentos Vitamin Gum
We’re always looking for the latest and greatest functional snacking trends. Our current favorite? Vitamin gum.
A 2018 study from the Penn State University Department of Food Science has proven that vitamin gum can deliver vitamins to the body. Commercially available fortified gum was found to be an effective method in the absorption of vitamins into the bloodstream via mechanical digestion. In other words, chewing gum can release vitamins into the saliva and then into blood plasma, boosting retinol (vitamin A1), thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folic acid (vitamin B9), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) in the system.
Mentos Citrus Gum with Vitamins contains vitamin B6, B12 and C, as well as zero grams of sugar. While gum sales decreased as a result of the pandemic, the category experienced a 13.7% resurgence in 2022 when compared to 2021, generating $2.69 billion. Add Mentos with Vitamins to your countertop gum offerings to not only capture impulse buys, but to also take advantage of this category’s upward momentum.
Pistachios are an excellent source of protein, fiber, fat and vitamins such as B6, C, magnesium and iron. But what sets Wonderful Pistachios apart is the brand’s sustainable harvest processes, non-GMO verification and endless flavors options. Now more than ever, it is considered trendy to be educated about the dangers of mainstream, processed foods. As a result, natural and functional items are growing. Elevate your trail mix and nut sets by including the most recognized brand of pistachios in the country.
ONE Protein Bars
Recently, the health and fitness industry has placed a large emphasis on increasing protein intake, causing this trend to carry over to mainstream snacking. And rightfully so. Protein is a macronutrient necessary for the synthesis and maintenance of cells, including bone, muscle, hair, skin and nails. Moreover, protein is vital to proper hormone regulation, blood oxygenation, digestion and metabolism function.
The focus on protein has caused its supplementation to skyrocket, and ONE is represents another opportunity to get in on this market without the risk of chalky, chemically tasting protein bars and drinks that won’t sell. Instead, choose ONE, whose popularity amongst consumers can be attributed to the brand’s gluten free ingredients and countless sweets-inspired flavors.
Like ONE, Jack Link’s famous jerky helps to add an extra serving of protein into the diet. From travel-sized, single servings to family-sized, value bags, Jack Link’s jerkies come in a variety of meats and seasonings. As the nation’s leading jerky brand, this high protein, low carb, natural snack is sure to be a best seller no matter your store’s audience.
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