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pers, shrimp and cod appeal to shoppers’ desire for quality
(read: restaurant-quality) frozen foods, which are “
typically difficult to recreate at home,” says SeaPak Marketing
Manager Leslie Harris Thomas.
SeaPak also promotes the nutritional profile of its seafood products. “Seafood has several unique health benefits and consists of a wide range of nutrients, notably
omega- 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, that are strong purchase drivers for consumers,” says Thomas.
On the unique flavors and world cuisines front, Farm
Rich recently debuted a special-edition snack line that
includes Fiesta Chicken Roll Ups with all-white meat
chicken, chipotle seasoning and three types of Jack
cheeses in a flour tortilla; Avocado Slices cut from pre-
mium whole Hass avocados and tossed in a potato stick
coating flavored with ancho chilies; and Pimento Cheese
Bites made with South Carolina’s popular Palmetto
Cheese, real cheddar cheese and pimentos.
Snacking Drives Appetizer Sales
It’s not just what consumers are eating, but also when,
that’s heating up frozen appetizer sales.
“America is now snacking its way through each day,”
Americans don’t necessarily
says The Future of Snacking 2016 report from The Hart-
man Group. With the clear majority of consumers snack-
ing multiple times throughout the day, the Hartman
report describes snacking as “essential to daily eating
for most Americans now and [accounting] for 50% of
“Americans don’t necessarily subscribe to a set time or
a set item during a time of day that historically defined
our eating habits,” says Bruce Kratt, president of Cole’s
Quality Foods, makers of new cheese-stuffed bread bites
subscribe to a set time or a
set item during a time of day
that historically defined our
—Bruce Katt, Cole’s Quality Foods