As consumers become more open to international flavor profiles, manufacturers are moving past nacho, ranch and lime. Instead far flung flavors such as lemongrass, fish sauce, kaffir lime and thai bird’s eye chili peppers are sneaking into the grocery aisles as accents for products ranging from chips to sauces to jerky.
The change doesn’t stop just with flavors. Consumers are also looking to beef up the nutritional value of their snacks and are turning to products with cleaner ingredients.
At the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show, Project NOSH spoke with five early-stage food companies, each of which markets internationally inspired concepts for packaged food while presenting cleaner takes on snack staples such as chips, crackers and jerky. Watch the following video for our interviews with The Good Bean, Little Red Dot, Dang Foods, Laiki Rice Crackers and Burn Hot Sauce, presented in playlist format.