Almond Living Magazine Food Inspiration Almonds: The #1 Snack Nut for Global New Product Introductions in Europe and North America 1 Snacking is in style. The snacking category continues to see year-over-year growth, with an 11% increase in new global product introductions in 2018.1 In the U.S., 66% of consumers reported having about 2 snacks per day and 25% reported having about 3-4 snacks per day.2 Excellent attributes. Surveyed U.S. consumers rated almonds “excellent” for the attributes of being natural, nutritious, low in sugar, high in protein and heart healthy.2 Valued for versatility. Thanks to almonds’ wide variety of forms and subtle buttery taste, they’re a versatile ingredient that can enhance any product without overpowering it. Whole, sliced, diced, slivered, chopped, blanched—or as almond oil, almond butter or almond flour—almonds add value in just about any application. Recipes View all Lavender Rose Almond Crispers Hibiscus-Orange Almond Snack Truffles Togarashi Nori Almond Crunch Korean BBQ Almonds Garden Goddess Almond Bar Resources Webinar Explore 5 trends that impact snacking and how almonds offer versatile solutions in line with consumer behaviors. Learn More White Paper Learn why chocolate and almonds are a perfect snack pairing Download Q&Almonds Learn what makes almond butter great as a standalone spread or dip, as well as an ingredient in bars, cookies, confections and beverages. Download Q&Almonds Read about past and present culinary applications using almond butter, with examples from the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Food Expo. Download Webinar Learn about key industry trends influencing consumer preferences for plant-based snacks, with product examples from around the globe. Learn More 1. Innova Market Insights, Global New Products Database, 2018. 2. Sterling-Rice Group, U.S. Consumer AAU, 2018.