Sweet & Snacks 2022: 7 Trends Dominating the Snack Category

The Sweets & Snacks Expo made its return to Chicago for the first time since 2019—just in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary. From May 24-26, thousands of manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, brokers, and exhibitors (and a plenty of fun mascots) filled McCormick place to see what exciting innovation is coming to the sweets and snacks aisles.  

We walked the expo floor to get a peek at all the great products hitting store shelves soon. We also might have enjoyed a sample or three along the way. After filling our totes (and bellies) with some tasty treats, we identified 7 trends that dominated the show: