Recent launches from these three dips and spreads brands are on par with 2023 trends.
In October, Toronto-based Summer Fresh Salads Inc. launched on-the-go hummus snack cups called Summer Fresh SNACK'N GO.
"Nutritious snacks with quality ingredients are what Summer Fresh is here to provide," said Susan Niczowski, the company’s founder and president. “With the success of our chip flavored hummus that consumers can't get enough of, our social media famous Dill Pickle and upcoming star Barbecue Hummus are now available in convenient packaging with wholesome lavash crackers.”
Sandpoint, Idaho-based Litehouse Inc. launched a line of dips and spreads in the summer of 2022.
According to a 2021 Ibotta Insights survey, “69% of consumers use sour cream-based and creamy-based dips as snacks,” Litehouse said.
"We are continually innovating to keep pace with flavor trends and consumer preferences," said Krystle Turnball, brand manager at Litehouse, Inc. "Our new dips and spreads enhance everyday meals and snacks, including expanded use cases like pizza, wings and sandwiches."
The available flavors are Homestyle Ranch, Avocado Ranch, Southwest Ranch, Dilly Dip and Spinach Parmesan.
Rhome, Texas-based ¡Yo Quiero! also released creamy dips in the summer of this year. Known for its guacamole, the company combined avocado with cream cheese for a unique product that fits the better-for-you category.
"With the mindfulness to balance premium ingredients and fresh flavors with nutrition, these four delicious products combine the mouthwatering decadence of real cream cheese with the wholesome goodness of avocado," said Jay Alley, co-owner and vice president of sales for ¡Yo Quiero!.
The four flavors are Spinach Artichoke, Spinach Bacon, Jalapeño Popper and Bacon Cheddar Ranch.
"As consumers expand their interest in better-for-you snacking options, avocado consumption is growing at a record pace,” said Tara Murray, vice president of marketing. “Over the past 20 years, avocados have been on an upward trajectory. Americans now eat 8.5 pounds per person per year — up 278% since 2000. Avocados are naturally nutrient-rich, and the array of vitamins and minerals they contain are not often found together in one place.”