Magazine: ‘Superfoods’ are becoming more popular among confectionery products too

By: Tisza Andrea Date: 2020. 02. 25. 07:06

Sánta Sándor
Association of Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers

Sándor Sánta, president of the Association of Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers informed that there are approximately 250 confectionery product manufacturers in Hungary, and these employ about 5,000 people. The combined sales revenue of these firms is around HUF 200 billion. The president reckons that the sector needs to undergo technological development.

Demand is increasing for premium sweets in Hungary. One of the latest trends is the growing popularity of the ‘superfoods’ category. A small portion is enough of these products, which are made of natural ingredients from controlled sources, and consumers can enjoy the benefits of valuable nutrients. Many manufacturers are focusing on offering a better taste experience by combining flavours interestingly, e.g. coconut-caramel, apple-lime, strawberry-peanut butter.

‘Bite size’ is conquering the market, because such products contain fewer calories but offer the same taste experience. Mr Sánta explained that nowadays consumers like to know what they are eating, and they appreciate not only authenticity but simplicity as well – they want high-quality and not too sophisticated sweets. The president forecasts that the next big thing in the world of confectionery products can be mass individualisation. Besides looking for new experiences, consumers will also continue to value traditional and reliable brands. //

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