According to consumer researchers Symphony IRI Group, nearly nine out of 10 Americans snack daily. Since 2010, the number of daily snacks consumed has risen from just less than two to almost three. Today’s snacks must play a variety of roles and fill multiple needs.
The toaster pastry that gets scarfed on the way to the car in the morning subs for breakfast, while the 10:30AM bag of popcorn tides one over until lunch. A packet of granola washed down with a high-protein dairy beverage recharges the body after the post-work treadmill session, and one might even indulge in a chocolate candy bar on the commute back home for dinner.