Australian chocolate bar brand Norti launched a line of functional snacks called Monster Bites that will appeal to kids and please parents, as the treats are packed with prebiotics, probiotics and 20 essential amino acids. The kid-friendly bars are free from gluten, dairy and sugar, and instead are sweetened with a combination of xylitol and chicory root.
The functional bars are packed with natural and vegan-friendly ingredients like cocoa butter, creamy coconut milk, coconut flower, monk fruit juice and digestive enzymes. The premium, protein-packed bars are available in a Classic Chocolate flavor and compact sizes that are perfect for fitting into lunchboxes and backpacks as mid-day and after-school treats.
As well as seeking out snacks that are packed with functional benefits, health-conscious consumers of all ages are doubling down on foods for gut health to support everything from skin and mood management to the immune system.