Kiwis happy snackers
Kiwis spend around $900 million on snack foods – with fresh fruit topping the list. <!--more-->A Nielsen survey released in November found 97% of people regularly snacked between meals while 34% skipped breakfast. 47% ate snacks instead of lunch and 27% had snacks instead of dinner.
Although chocolate, potato/tortilla chips, cookies, biscuits, bread in order were next most popular – cheese, crackers, crispbread, nuts, seeds, veges and yoghurt were in the Top 10.
Director of Nielsen NZ, Lance Dobson said the survey was a good reference point for producers wanting to better understand consumer demand for snack products. Quick meals and snacking was a reflection of the busier changing lifestyles of New Zealanders.
(source: NZ Herald, 15 Nov 2014)