Mar 2, 2018Concord Foods debuts line of freeze-dried vegetables
Concord Foods recently debuted a new freeze-dried vegetable snack line.
The new product line, available for distribution by May 2018, includes flavors such as corn and roasted red pepper with sea salt; sliced beets with balsamic vinegar; and sugar snap peas with sea salt and pepper.
In an effort to provide a clean, less-processed snacking option, Concord Fresh Success Freeze Dried Veggie Snacks are made with 100 percent real vegetables and no artificial ingredients, added sugar or preservatives. The veggie snacks are a direct response to the Mintel’s 2017 Consumer Trends research stating that consumers are looking for on-trend flavors with clean ingredients as the salty snack category continues to rise.
“We have seen a continuous increase in consumers gravitating towards healthier snacks over the past couple of years,” said Charles Olins, vice president of sales & marketing at Concord Foods. “With this knowledge, we wanted to create a product line with a clean label for these shoppers who are becoming more conscious of the ingredients found in their snacks.”
Concord Foods puts the vegetables through a special freeze-drying method that utilizes the whole vegetable to maintain nutritional values and flavors. While other veggie snack options are available, the Concord Fresh Success Freeze Dried Veggie Snack line is one of the only lines that does not use a combination of additives when processing the vegetables.