Salinas, Calif.-based Naturipe’s Bentos snack products “are really seeing a boom right now as they offer a quick ready-to-eat snack for people on the go,” said Marissa Ritter, Naturipe’s marketing manager.

“Whether your shoppers are rushing to an event, or dropping the kids off at camp, these snacks are a healthy and convenient option for busy summer schedules.”

Bentos, which come in two different formats — Bliss and Boost — pair Naturipe berries with granola, nuts and other great snack foods.

Bliss Bentos are designed to give consumers a nutritious sweet treat, while Boost Bentos are a protein-packed pick-me-up.

Bliss Bentos come in three flavors: Chocolate Cheer, Salty Caramelicious and Berry Lemony. Boost Bentos come in two flavors: Sweet ‘n Crunchy and Classic ‘n Sharp.

Unlike their sweeter Bliss Bento counterparts, the Boost Bentos contain a mix of berries, nuts and cheeses to give consumers a great mix of protein, calcium, fiber, and fresh fruit. 

In the Boost Bentos category, Sweet ‘n Crunch has been the top performer. 

For Bliss Bentos, Berry Lemony is the consumer favorite.

This article is an excerpt from the August 2023 issue of Supermarket Perimeter. You can read the entire Berries feature and more in the digital edition here.