As a new year begins, there are many things to look forward to. One of these is the development of new food trends, and 2024 promises great things when it comes to snacking. From embracing old favorites to trying new flavors, here are some of the major snack trends due to take off this year.
A Bite of Nostalgia
With so many of us conscious of our fat, salt, and sugar intake, treats are increasingly limited to special occasions. For many of us in 2024, that will mean returning to the flavors of our childhoods, as we seek out traditional sweets and candies. It can be great fun to indulge in these sweet treats in the company of friends, as memories can come flooding back. Seek out a local traditional sweet shop and stock up on all your old favorites.
As health and wellness will continue to be major trends in 2024, some of us will turn to healthy, plant-based options with a dessert twist. Think salted caramel-flavored nuts, chocolate-dipped berries, and rice cakes infused with gelato flavors. This trend is all about having your cake and eating it, completely guilt-free.
Why have one treat when you could have a combination of two? Following on from the success of the cronut (the croissant-donut), retailers and chefs will be coming up with exciting new mixes, like popcorn-filled donuts, or sweet-loaded fries.