People snack for various reasons: to curb appetite, to replace an actual meal, or just to satisfy a craving.  Don’t judge me by my guilty pleasure snack: Cheetos Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheese. The spicy flavor and crunchy texture are what I’m drawn to.

In addition to catering to taste and texture preferences, today’s snacks have evolved to meet health and wellness trends. The global healthy snacks market amounted to $85.6 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a rate of 6.6% annually b…

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Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor, is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).