Charlotte-headquartered Tropical Foods – snack food manufacturer and distributor– will be exhibiting at the 2016 United Fresh show. Product spotlights at the Tropical booth will include York’s Harvest® Garden Chips™, ReCharge® natural snack mixes, and all-natural Flavored Pretzel Bags. Tropical has seen a large success with their products in the “better-for-you” snack category, which is on trend with the current snack landscape.
2016 has been the year of vegetables taking center stage in the food industry. From restaurants to snack foods, customers are interested in a healthier and more natural, but still flavorful option. York’s Harvest® Garden Chips™ will be spotlighting that trend at the show. Garden Chips™ are all-natural snack chips made from real vegetables that are then vacuum-fried and lightly seasoned with sea salt. The Garden Chips™ line includes Okra, Green Beans, and Vegetable Chips – a combination of sweet potato, taro root, squash, carrots, and green beans. Garden Chips™ recently debuted a new logo and packaging that better evokes the healthier lifestyle of the brand. The health benefits of the product are highlighted on the front of packaging to appeal to consumers’ cravings for “better for you” snack options. For buyers, the new packaging offers some necessary specifics like a tamperproof seal and the ability for Garden Chips™ to hang on racks or lie flat or sideways on shelves.
United Fresh 2016 will take place June 20-22 in Chicago. “We always enjoy exhibiting at United Fresh as it’s one of the most interactive shows out there,” said Chad Hartman, director of marketing for Tropical Foods. “It’s a chance to showcase some of our most innovative products for grocery and connect with other industry leaders.” Tropical Foods can be found at United Fresh in Booth 1644.