There’s just something about the fall and winter months that kicks the consumer sweet tooth into overdrive. Part of it may have to do with the association of fall with Halloween and, by proxy, candy – but there is also a physical reason behind it, as well.
As we experience less and less sunlight, we are more susceptible to experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD, so aptly named, is a mild form of depression, and because of it our bodies crave more carbohydrate-rich foods that help spike the level of sugar in our blood. When blood sugar levels rise, our brains receive more of the amino acids that get converted into serotonin – which makes us feel happier.
However, store owners are finding themselves in somewhat of an odd juxtaposition. The health food trend is still on the rise and, because of this, consumers are looking toward healthier alternatives to traditional snacks and sweets. The most successful stores will likely be those who can find the right balance between carrying traditional indulgences and healthier alternatives.
Keeping that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of some of Truly Good Foods’ snacks that consumers can look to when trying to satisfy that sweet tooth.
The first snack mix on this list is perfectly named…and perfectly mixed. Sweet Tooth™ combines chocolate gems, butter toasted peanuts, honey roasted almonds, cashews and hazelnuts with raisins to give consumers all the sugar they need, while still providing them with some nutritional benefit.
Full of raisins, pineapple, almonds, papaya, yogurt raisins, coconut and walnuts, our Yogurt Ambrosia™ snack mix is a healthy mix of fruits and nuts with just enough sweet yogurt flavor to make you think you’re eating an unhealthy indulgence.
A fan-favorite, Sunburst™ is one of our best selling snack mixes. Chocked full of raisins, chocolate, peanuts and almonds, Sunburst™ is the perfect mix of salty and sweet.
Pep In Your Step™
This one is our fruitiest yet. Pep In Your Step™ is full of pineapple, papaya, apricots and banana chips with pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, pecans and cashews thrown in for crunch.
Kona Coffee Crunch™
With cinnamon yogurt raisins, cranberries and Kona coffee pecans, our Kona Coffee Crunch™ snack mix is the right morning mix for those who love the taste of coffee.
We carry over 40 hand-blended snack mixes, so your consumers will always have something to choose from. Check out all of our products and find out how you can start carrying Truly Good Foods’ products in your store today!