Thursday Jun 01, 2023

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

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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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Stackt Market Toronto Asian snacks store Auntie’s Supply leaving

Nearly two years after it first opened its doors at Stackt Market, Auntie’s Supply will be taking its goods to a new location this spring.

The Asian-owned snack and grocery store will have its last day in the shipping container market in the Fort York neighbourhood on March 26, it announced on social media this month.

“When I opened my location at @stacktmarket in June 2021, I thought I was launching a six-month pop-up to test an idea,” the Instagram post reads. “In less than a year, we opened a second location and hired three people, and the rest was

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Houstonians are searching for these 10 snacks

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Here are the top Super Bowl snack ideas people in Houston and Texas are searching for online ahead of Sunday's big game.

Here are the top Super Bowl snack ideas people in Houston and Texas are searching for online ahead of Sunday’s big game.


On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are set to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII with no shortage of Houston talent. While many watch parties are set to be divided among sporting fans in attendance, there’s one mainstay set to bring everyone together: the spread of Super Bowl snacks at the dinner table. But what are the most popular Super Bowl

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