Mini meals, light bites, and quick snacks are all becoming increasingly popular among consumers; in today’s fast-paced world, sticking to three meals a day, every day, often proves impractical.
With the growing interest in bite-sized portions and single-serve convenience, food companies are now offering a variety of health-conscious options. To ensure optimal preservation — and effective marketing — of portion-controlled foods, snack packaging must offer more than just stylish design.
Key concerns for on-the-go, disposable food containers include:
- Taste & Freshness: With the wide range of fresh snack options available today, packaging must be able to reliably protect and preserve freshness and taste.
- Travel-Proof: Snacks need to be packaged in a way that will allow them to withstand various modes of transportation — bags, bikes, backpacks — and remain protected during on-the-go activities.
- Easy-to-Open: Food packaging containers also need to be easy to open so consumers can enjoy quick snacks when on the move.
Packaging Solutions for Snacks and Small Bites
To meet these various needs, food packaging manufacturers worldwide are offering various types of specialized solutions. At Plastic Ingenuity, we provide a wide range of options, all of which can be customized to meet clients’ specific needs. From our Individual Salad Kits to our straightforward Grab & Go solutions, we can customize any of the following package styles:
- Peel & Reseal: Combining shelf impact, quality preservation, and convenience in one easy package, Peel & Reseal solutions are perfect for meats, cheeses, and snacks that require optimal freshness. The press and seal design allows for multiple resealings.
- Grab & Go: Delis, convenience stores, and grocery stores must be able to offer convenient, portable snacks that can be easily stowed away for later.
- Portion Control Containers: Allowing for easy portion control, meal prep and snack packs are becoming increasing popular with consumers focused on healthy diets.
- Individual Salad Kits: Allowing consumers easy access to healthy, balanced meals, these meal portion containers keep salads fresh, even when on the go.
Specialty Food Service Packaging Solutions at Plastic Ingenuity
The best custom food packaging solutions provide top-quality service, every step of the way, protecting and preserving a manufacturer’s product while also serving the needs of shippers, merchandisers, and, ultimately, the customer. Single-serve convenience and smart packaging solutions allow for easy transport and optimal freshness. At Plastic Ingenuity, we proudly offer a wide range of options, including resealable packaging, containers to keep salad fresh, and portion control solutions.
Learn more about our food packaging technology by downloading our eBook about High Pressure Processing (HPP) packaging, “How to Avoid Food Spoilage with HPP Packaging.” If you have questions about your food packaging solution, contact our packaging engineers today.