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The Market For Between Meal Snacks

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The market for between meal snacks grows continually. A food manufacturer is keen to meet this demand by targeting a particular age group and develop a NOVEL product that would go some way to improve their nutritional intake in line with current dietary requirements. develop a prototype for the manufacture. Introduction. "An in-between meal snack is a small meal or just one item of food, that will tide you over until the next main meal of the day." An in between meal snack could be considered as a jacket potato or beans on toast, to the smaller snacks such as crisps or chocolate biscuits. The type of snack will depend on the target audience, as a high class business man wouldn't be seen eating a sesame street cookie, but at the same time a small child wouldn't be eating a vegetable samosa from pret manger! In between meal snacks are a big business all around the world and vary drastically depending on the country, a common snack in Sweden is herring. ...read more.

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Milk and dairy, these include Milk cheese and yoghurt. These contain essential minerals like calcium and are usually high in fat so always choose a lower fat alternative. Fatty and sugary foods, these include chocolate and crisps and shouldn't be eaten regularly due to their high fat content. Oils also come into this group, so try and choose lower fat alternative if possible. Here are some of the products on the market today, including ones which could be eaten on the go and ones which could contribute to a main meal: * Snickers and mars bars ( chocolate ) * Pot Noodles and snack breaks ( dehydrated snacks ) * Crisps and peanuts ( oily foods ) * Sandwiches. * Fruit ( healthy ) These snacks are just a few of the ones on market and don't show how big the industry is. I have put some of them into groups. Chocolate is a big business in the snack industry as many people go out to buy a small snack that they can eat on the go, the packaging is important as well as the actual product, as it needs to be wrapped for freshness in foil or plastic. ...read more.

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At a certain target group. Most snacks are high in carbohydrates like wheat and grain and are high in sugars like chocolate. To meet the current dietary guidelines I will have to cut down on the very sugary foods like chocolate and replace them with more natural alternatives such as dried fruits and artificial sweeteners. Questionnaire - in between meal snacks. Name : ............................................... Date : ................................................. What age group do you fit in to? 1 -10 ??( ) 11 - 20? ( ) 21 - 30 ( )? 31 - 40 ( ) 41 - 50 ( ) ? 51 + ( ) ?? Are you male or female Male ( ) Female ( ) On average how many snacks do you eat a day? once a day ????? ( )????? twice a ( ) three times a day?? ( )????? other? ( please state ) ??? ....................................... Do you eat sweet or savoury snacks? ..................................................................................................... at what time would you eat this snack? ..................................................................................................... Would / Have you ever considered eating anything different at this point of the day? e.g. fresh fruit instead of crisps ..................................................................................................... Thank you for your time and co-operation for filling this out. ...read more.

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