New extrusion methods are bringing more puffed, popped, dried and crisped textures to the salty snacks segment. Examples at the Sweets & Snacks Expo include puffs made with chickpeas, beets and activated charcoal.
Crunch-A-Mame organic edamame puffs contain 7 grams of protein per serving and include flavors such as barbecue, cheddar and ranch. Peeled Snacks offers a line of organic baked pea puffs in aged parmesan, nacho and butter and sea salt varieties. Cosmos Creations recently added Welch’s Multigrain Fruit Puffs in strawberry, mixed berry and concord grape flavors. At least two exhibitors at the show offer peanut butter puffs.
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