The UK snack box market is booming, with sales increasing by over 70% in 2016, according to the latest figures from the UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence.
The market for snack boxes in the country’s retail sector reached £6.7bn in 2016-17, according the latest data from the NICE research institute, with the UK being a leading market for these products.
This has been fuelled by the rise in the popularity of snack boxes, with over half of UK adults now eating a healthy diet.
As the number of healthy snacks increases, it is becoming increasingly important to find a suitable snack for everyone’s needs, as well as for people with special dietary needs.
The NICE snack box research also shows that while most people buy snacks for themselves, for some people, a family meal or a quick snack can be a more economical option.
The top five UK snacks are: snack bar: £1.98, £1,042, £831, £3,054, £4,049, £2,078.6, snack bar bar sandwich: £0.82, £0,78, £5,818, £11,058, £13,932.5, snack bag: £3.05, £7,874, £14,788, £22,829, £30,633.5.
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This year the UK snack bar market is forecast to reach £5.1bn, up from £4.4bn in 2015-16, and with an expected increase in snack sales of around 10% by 2019-20, it will be one of the fastest growing snacks in Europe, according with the NIEH.
The popularity of these snacks is also fuelling the growth of local snack stores, with many of these supermarkets now stocking healthy snacks, with supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons already stocking some of the most popular snack items.
One of the best snacks to grab for lunch in the capital is a snack bar.
It is a staple in many families and is often a source of fun and entertainment.
But what are the best snack options in London?
Here are some of our favourite places to find healthy snacks in London.
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