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Keto-Friendly: 2022 Snack Bar Trends

Keto-Friendly: 2022 Snack Bar Trends

With more consumers following a ketogenic lifestyle, keto-friendly snacks are becoming a necessity for many people who want to follow the strict diet. As a result, the marketplace has exploded with new products entering the space on a regular basis.

Setting The Bar High

Among keto-friendly snacks, bars are growing as one of the most rapid forms with 16.36 percent of user data about keto-friendly snacks associating with snack bars. Despite the high volume of data, consumer interest is growing around keto-friendly snacks at a staggering rate of 105 percent. Both these factors mean the keto-friendly snack bars have a very high opportunity score according to our White Space AI models.

Analyzing reliable data and having near real-time information to understand consumer needs and pain points is imperative to be successful in this crowded category.

Sweet or Savory?

Think! launched their first-ever keto-friendly bar and paid attention to consumer needs like high protein and flavor first. Purported to taste exactly like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, the Think! bar has quickly gained popularity.

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When you think of a snack bar, generally the assumption is that it will be sweet as opposed to savory. Two brands that have embraced savory keto-friendly snack trends are Just the Cheese and Epic.

Just the Cheese’s Aged Cheddar Bars is exactly what the brand name says; it is just baked cheese that is served up in a convenient snack bar. This cheddar bar has a unique crunch due to the aging and baking process, with a reasonable nutrition label.

Epic’s Chicken and Sriracha bars play into a few key global trends. Sriracha hot sauce has sky-rocketed in popularity in recent years, and so has chicken among protein source conversations. Combining these key trends into a clean, keto-friendly bar serves it as an easy sell to consumers.

To dive into the next layer or learn more about keto-friendly snacks, please request a demo on our homepage and we will get back to you. If you want to view our May 2021 webinar’s discussion on keto-friendly snacks, you can view the video here.

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