Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Snacks or junk food? Brands add new items from cereal, chips to minis

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Illustration: Tiffany Herring/Axios

Miniature Twinkies, Cocoa Puffs popcorn, Dr Pepper-flavored cotton candy: Food manufacturers know Americans are snacking more, and they’re busy pumping out irresistible new junk — er, snack — foods.

Why it matters: An explosion of new products is generating buzz and profits for food makers and surprise and delight for shoppers — but helping make Americans fatter and unhealthier than ever.

Driving the news: A bevy of new reports on U.S. eating habits conclude that snacking rose steeply during the COVID-19 pandemic — and has continued.

  • “The landscape of eating has fundamentally changed,” concludes a February report
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Kraft Heinz NotCo Mayo, Cheese Ravioli, and More Vegan Food News of the Week

It seems that every week in vegan food news is better than the last and this week is no exception. Hearty vegan ravioli and manicotti are joining the frozen family meal lineup at Sunday Supper—a brand loved by Billie Eilish and Daniella Monet. A St. Patrick’s Day vegan shake is celebrating everything green on the new and improved menu at chain Next Level Burger. And a new egg-free mayo is coming to stores from the Kraft Heinz Not Company. Read on for more.  

1Kraft Heinz Not Company’s vegan mayo

This month, a new condiment will begin hitting select store

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A culinary journey around Jersey

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The Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant’s executive chef, Will Holland, explains to Emily Moore how his Taste Jersey menu is ‘a real showcase of local ingredients and a real exploration of the Island’

FOR most people, a stroll along the beach or a trek over the north-coast cliff paths is a chance to relax and take in some of the Island’s spectacular scenery.

For Will Holland, though, while he appreciates the views, the walk is also a source of inspiration, often triggering an idea which sees him rushing back to the kitchen to create a dish based on

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