The Sweets & Snacks Expo showcases the latest products and innovations in candy and snacks, and for the past 25 years, those products have made it onto store shelves and paved the way for groundbreaking flavor trends in the industry and beyond.
Here are some of the trends identified from the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo:
S'more Variety: You won't need a campfire to enjoy the quintessential taste of summer. S'mores-flavored treats – and everything you need to make them – are taking over this summer and throughout the year.
Flavor Intensity: Salty, sweet or turn up the heat? There's something for everyone looking for a more intense flavor in their favorite treat. Look out for flavor extremes: amp up that sour flavor, introduce some heat into your sweet or pick the spiciest chip.
Newstalgia: This year, it's all about "newstalgia" – fresh and innovative twists on the classics you know and love.
All About Options: Everyone treats and snacks a little differently, which is why confectionery and snack companies are offering a range of package sizes and product types to meet every occasion.
A candy moment on the rise, National Candy Month bridges the confectionery sales gap between the major holidays in the spring and fall for retailers across the country and gives consumers a chance to celebrate with their favorite treats and snacks as they kick off the summer.