Almonds are showing up in vegan nacho cheese, sliced bread and more.
Siren Snacks this spring added a collection of keto-friendly plant protein bites featuring a creamy nut butter filling.
The snacks are sweetened with monk fruit and formulated with almonds, cashews or peanuts, sustainably sourced palm oil, and chicory root fiber. Available in chocolate peanut butter, coconut caramel and maple almond butter varieties, the protein bites contain120 to 200, 2 to 3 grams of sugar and 4 to 6 grams of net carbohydrates per serving.
Cappello’s earlier this month debuted a Keto Pizza Crust and two topped pizza varieties.
Featuring almond flour, turnips, cage-free eggs, flaxseed and coconut flour, the Keto Pizza Crust contains 230 calories and 8 grams of protein per serving.
The Keto Cheese Pizza features pizza sauce, whole milk mozzarella cheese and white cheddar cheese. Each ½-pizza serving contains 520 calories and 22 grams of protein. The Keto Buffalo Ranch Pizza is topped with buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, whole milk mozzarella cheese, white cheddar cheese and roasted cauliflower. Each ½-pizza serving contains 540 calories and 19 grams of protein.
Grain-free pasta maker Cappello’s added almond flour ravioli to its frozen food portfolio.
Made with almond flour, cage-free eggs and tapioca flour, the certified gluten-free pasta comes in three varieties. Launched in August, the Dairy-Free Butternut Squash ravioli features butternut squash and vegetables such as carrots, roasted onions and celery.
Launched in May, Five Cheese Ravioli features a blend of ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, fontina and asiago cheeses, while the Spinach & Cheese variety pairs spinach with ricotta cheese. The products contain 340 to 410 calories and 9 grams to 17 grams of protein per serving.
Almond flour is the star ingredient in Notcho Nocheez, a line of vegan cheese dips and spreads from Pittsburgh-based The Happy Vegan, LLC. The dips come in classic, hot and tangy varieties, each containing 100 calories and 5 grams of protein per serving.
Chicago-based Undressed Snacks made headlines last year with its first-to-market savory salad bars. Made without gluten, soy, dairy, added sugar or GMOs, the bars contain 5 to 7 grams of protein and a full serving of vegetables. They come in chipotle cranberry, cilantro lime, honey mustard and sesame ginger varieties. Almonds are a key ingredient in the bars, which were designed to make greens more accessible for on-the-go consumers.
Revival Food Co. offers a line of almond butters with no added sugar, palm oil or preservatives. With their stone-ground texture and unique flavor combinations, the products pack an artisan punch that appeals to millennial women, said Rachel Klein, founder of the Indianapolis-based startup. Varieties include Chai Time, a blend of cinnamon and chai spices, and Coco Love, a blend of raw cacao and coconut.
Base Culture offers a variety of gluten-free baked foods and snacks, three-quarters of which contain almonds. Available in original keto, nut and seed, cinnamon raisin and soft sandwich varieties, the company’s sliced bread features both almond butter and almond flour as key ingredients.
The snack industry reconnected at SNAC International's SNAXPO21 Convention, held Aug. 22-24 in Charlotte, NC.