Reconstructing bars to meet clean-label requirements is putting many of the go-to ingredients out of reach. From consumer-labled "natural" ingredients and gluten-free to alternative sweeteners, fruit inclusions, protein and more, nutritional bars are being reformulated to meet the burgeoning snack bar sector and consumer demands for transparency, healthy-positioned products and clean labels. Takeaways include: *The inside scoop of growth in the global snack bar segment and what it means for bar manufacturers *The hunt for nature-base sweeteners that can replace HFCS in bars *How consumer trends are shaping the "new" snack bar with a healthy halo and a clean label

May 12, 2015

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Clean-Label Bars

Table of Contents

  • Market Watch: Raising the Bar
    Bars as an in-between meal snack will continue to spur snack bar growth, as will energy and nutrition bars thanks to an increased demand for healthy, clean-label products.

  • Clean-Label Bars
    The ingredients formulators use to create the perfect nutritional bar are being questioned due to clean-label demands. Among the ambiguity of the term "natural," sweeteners' roles beyond flavor, the addition of protein and more, clean-label bars are introducing a new set of challenges.

  • The Last Bite
    Food product designers are paying attention to the trends and taking advantage of strategies to develop clean-label nutritional bars.

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