The upcoming launch of Oregon Orchard’s retail offering is in line with “better for you” snacking consumer trends. The snacking occasion has expanded … throughout the day, and sometimes replacing meals. Consumers are seeking less processed, nutrient dense foods that provide specific nutrients from the inherent goodness of the food. Hazelnuts provide what consumers are seeking – not only are they delicious but considered “better for you”. According to Mintel’s Global Food and Drink 2019 trends report, 38% of consumers consider “containing seeds or nuts” as an important attribute when determining which “better for you” snacks are of interest to them.
And, now we are excited to announce that the Oregon Orchard line of natural kernels, roasted kernels, sliced and diced have been Non-GMO Project Verified. Non-GMO Project Verified is the fastest growing label and most trusted seal in the natural products industry. This line is also a good source of Vitamin B6, high in Vitamin E, Keto-friendly, Gluten Free and certified by the American Heart Association.
Stay tuned for new hazelnut snack flavors and confectionary items later this summer.