Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice at the 2018 Chicago Sweets & Snacks Expo
Last week you could find Holly Baking in the middle of one of America’s largest collections of new sweets and snacks that are about to hit the market. Featuring every type of snack and candy available, from hard candy, chocolate, cookies, crackers, chips, nuts and much more, the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago was a confectioner’s dream. We arrived on May 21 to set up our booth and the fun began the next day. Over the course of the show, we sampled hundreds of products and thousands of attendees were able to sample our award-winning cookies.
Holly Baking’s Booth at the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago in May.
Facts about the Sweets and Snacks Expo
800+ Exhibitors with more than 100 new companies
2,000+ New Products from major brands to small innovators, offering both candy and snack product
45 New product awards
200,000 sq. ft. – that’s five acres! – of product innovation, merchandising and live sessions
Sweets and Snacks Innovation You Can Expect to See in 2018
There have been countless trends when it comes to sweets and snacks. This year there are 5 trends that you can expect to see at your local grocery store.
More all-natural products with ingredients you can pronounce
Weird flavor combinations – think sweet and savory combinations like honey and Sriracha, Butterfinger popcorn and chocolate covered fruit