The Supermarket Guru Breaks Down Eating By The Generations
Kids: looking for flavor and sweetness but parents want to limit these snacks to healthier ones - the challenge is what will kids like and parents not have to compromise.
Rockin'ola Chocolate Flavor Granola - Rockin'ola Granola is a WHOLE GRAIN snack or breakfast cereal made of flavorful granola clusters with tasty mini-marshmallows! Chocolate flavor is rich chocolate granola and also perfect to mix in with yogurt A 1.1 oz serving of Rockin'ola qualifies as a 1 oz equivalent Creditable Grain for the 2014 Child Nutrition Programs and meets the new "Smart Snacks in School" ruling, complies with HUSSC and Alliance for a Healthier Generation Competitive Foods Guidelines.
Yum Earth Organics Fruit Snacks Pineapple, Raspberry and Mango - These new fruit snacks are gluten-free, nut-free and 100-percent vegan. The new Pineapple, Raspberry and Mango flavors appeal to children’s taste buds while provides 100 percent of the recommended daily vitamin C per serving, contain less than 70 calories and are made with no artificial colors, flavors or high-fructose corn syrup.
Millennials: these are food-focused people who never want to eat the same food twice in their lifetime! They believe in the YOLO principle - you only live once...especially adventurous in eating and they re very concerned about sustainability issues - hemp and honey make the perfect "millenial magic."
Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co. Fabulous Flap Jack Mix - This hemp blend has 13g of protein in a serving, not fortified, and made with only natural ingredients! Gluten Free is a bonus, with no sacrifice of texture and can be made with dairy (including Buttermilk) or non-dairy milk. It's a nutritionally dense breakfast that contains Iron, Magnesium, and 18 amino acids. (NOTE: requires one large egg and 1 ¼ cup of 2% milk).
Bee Free Honee Ancho Chile - A FIRST OF ITS KIND! We all know about the bee shortage and here is a company that has developed a Honey Alternative made from organic apples - then combined it with the aromatic, savory and delicate flavor of FRESH ancho chiles, its not "hot" just a subtle "kick." Pour in plain yogurt, on ice cream, or on top of sopapillas, biscuits, crackers, cheese…or as we are - pancakes! (NOTE: will pour over the pancakes and taste both together)
Gen X: This generation is finally coming in to better paying jobs, raising families and want "the best" of everything along with a strong desire to eat healthier and yearn for more authentic flavors.
Eveia Greek Yogurt Cheesecake: is made with Greek Yogurt - not cream cheese with only 4 simple ingredients. A single serve portion with 55% less fat than other cream cheese cheesecakes and higher in protein without starches, gums or fillers.
Hardbite Handcrafted Chips Eat Your Parsnips Lightly Salted Parsnip Chips - This cream-colored, carrot look-alike just got a whole lot cooler, this is a light crunchy snack that takes this sweet, under-appreciated vegetable to a whole new level. Parsnips contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients including dietary fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C.
Boomers and Beyond (Seniors): This generation who has had the spotlight on them since birth started hitting 65 years of age back in 2010 - taste is of utmost importance as is convenience and they simply want to indulge and live forever.
Becky's Blissful Bakery Chocolate Chip Caramels: hand made, no corn syrup, no preservatives; chocolate chips are sandwiched in the middle of the most delicious caramels you've ever had. Organic dark chocolate surrounded caramel and finished with a dusting of sea salt. Gluten-free.
Bertolli Bakes: Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni made with high-quality fresh ingredients. Restaurant inspired recipes that taste oven baked from the microwave smooth ricotta topped with tomatoes in a rich alfredo sauce. One package is just 500 calories with 21 grams of protein. Unique package makes microwaving pasta perfect.
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