SENSORY MILL FLOURS – HOW TO GUIDE

Gluten-free flours have come a long way in the past 10 years! A coeliac from back then would suffer through the gritty rice-based gluten-free breads that fell apart when touched or the limitation of rice bubbles for breakfast cereal, hard, tasteless ‘rocks’ for muffins and really, not many options at all.

Today, with the increasing demand for gluten-free choices, whether coeliac or not, sales and innovation continue to rise! What once was a bland, barren land of awful taste, texture and more often than not, simply missing out. Is now a haven of delicious, nourishing and impressively-close-to-the-real-thing gluten-free alternatives to pretty much anything you can think of!

Brands such as Sensory Mill not only offer gluten-free alternatives, but their innovative approach allows those with gluten intolerance to experiment in the kitchen using flours that are naturally packed with nutrition too!

Here’s how your customers can make the most of each flour as well as their individual benefits:

Apple Flour

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The Apple Flour has been created from apple pomace leftover from juice pressing.

As a result, the milled flour retains the flavour and aroma of apples whilst providing a nutritionally rich product for consumers. Usually, these leftovers get tossed, but apple flour transforms them into an alternative flour that has up to quadruple the amount of gut-healthy fibre as white all-purpose flour!

How to use: Use this flour as a sauce, thickening agent or as a flavourful compound in baking. Use in combination with other flours like almond flour and banana flour or simply substitute regular gluten-free flour by up to 50%.

Bonus: It is naturally higher in sugar/sweetness than standard flours are so you can use less sugar in your baking!

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • 98% Fat Free
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • Good Source of Magnesium
  • High in Zinc
  • Cholesterol Free

Banana Flour

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Banana Flour has been finely milled from green bananas grown and picked in Australia. This naturally gluten-free flour is packed full of nutrients and flavour.

When consumed with a healthy diet, banana flour is a helpful facilitator in contributing to good health and wellbeing.

How to use: Banana Flour is ideally used in baking, smoothies and healthy snacks to add a subtle sweet flavour and aroma.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • Good Source of Potassium
  • 97% Fat Free

Hemp Flour

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Australian Hemp Flour has been pressed and milled from hemp seeds. It is an ideal baking ingredient and can be incorporated into both sweet and savoury recipes for a delicious and filling earthy flavour.

How to use: Hemp Flour is best used when combined with a gluten-free flour for bread baking and savoury dishes.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • High in Protein
  • Source of Iron

Quinoa Flour

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Purely Australian grown quinoa that has been delicately milled into a fine organic flour. This flour provides a nutritionally rich profile and can be used in sweet and savoury recipes.

How to use: Quinoa flour helps to provide structure and rise to baked goods. Substitute this flour for 1/2 of the all-purpose flour in many recipes or completely replace wheat flour in cakes and cookie recipes.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Good Source of Protein
  • High in Dietary Fibre

Chia Flour

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Chia Flour has been milled down from Australian grown chia seeds to form a light, gluten-free flour. It is an excellent addition to baking to boost the nutritional content of final products.

When cooked, chia flour produces a subtle nutty aroma and a light, fluffy texture making it a perfect baking flour.

How to use: Use chia flour to thicken soups, mix it with bread crumbs to coat chicken or fish, or use it as a flour replacement in baking!

According to The Nutty Scoop, “using all chia flour is ok for doughs that tend to be a bit thick or gummy anyway, but for more solid mixtures like cookie dough, it’s best to use a combination of 1 part chia flour to 3 parts gluten-free flour.

Chia flour also makes a great egg substitute in vegan and vegetarian recipes. To make chia egg substitute, mix 2 tbsp. of chia flour with ½ cup of cold water and let it stand for about 30 minutes. That makes about ¼ cup of egg substitute, which can stand in for one egg in a recipe.”

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Good Source of Protein
  • Low Sugar
  • Good Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Kosher and Halal Certified

Chickpea Flour

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Australian chickpeas have been carefully hand-selected, dried and milled down into flour for cooking.

Chickpea flour—also known as gram flour, garbanzo bean flour, or besan—has been used in parts of Asia and Europe for centuries.

When mixed with water it creates an ideal binding agent that can be used in making flatbreads, fritters or pancakes whilst adding a subtle nutty aroma.

How to use: Whisk with club soda for a tempura-like batter, make a roux for gravies or to thicken stews, or add to a veggie burger or fritters mix to boost the protein and help them hold their shape. You can also substitute up to half the amount of all-purpose flour called for in a recipe with chickpea flour.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Low in Sugar
  • Source of Iron
  • Good Source of Dietary Fibre
  • High in Protein

If you’d like to add this exciting new range to your next order, you can shop here anytime. If you don’t already have a Unique Health Products wholesale account, you can easily apply online now or contact our friendly customer service team on 1800 787 904.

CELEBRITIES CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS BRAND!

Bragg Live Foods is an authentic and storied brand with a highly loyal, multi-generational following in the health and wellness space! The company enjoys a dominant position in the high-growth apple cider vinegar category globally and a long and successful history with its range of healthy products. 

So much so, that fans of their Apple Cider Vinegar include a high-profile celebrity consumer base and global health and wellness enthusiasts including:

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has been quoted saying she uses ACV for her glowing skin! “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing,” she tells Elle UK. “It’s a little bit stinky but if you’re not sleeping over at your boyfriend’s it’s really effective!”

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Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr is well known in the health, wellness and beauty space. So what’s her go-to salad?

 “I always make a big salad with finely chopped fennel, cucumber, feta cheese, baby spinach, avocado, olive oils, and a dressing of macadamia oil, apple cider vinegar, and Bragg’s Amino Acids,” Kerr tells Vogue.

Hilary Duff

Younger actress, Hilary Duff says her morning routine always includes a shot of ACV. “I’ll just shoot it straight in the morning,” she says. “People think it’s gross, but I kind of like the taste.”

Kate Walsh

Actress Kate Walsh divulges her health and wellbeing tricks to HuffPost including how apple cider vinegar is part of her go-to morning routine.  “Sleep is hugely important. I know it’s not very sexy but I sleep like a bear in winter. I also drink a ton of water, usually with apple cider vinegar and some lemon.”

Victoria Beckham

Victoria shared on her Instagram that each morning before having her breakfast, she starts her day with apple cider vinegar. “Be brave! Two tbsp first thing on an empty tummy!” she revealed.

Jennifer Aniston

In a candid interview for Harpers Bazaar, Jennifer Aniston declared apple cider vinegar as part of her supplement regime. “Vitamins. Vitamins. Vitamins. I take a lot of vitamins, I’m not going to lie. It changes all the time because someone will say, “Oh, my God, you don’t take activated charcoal?” Then you go down a Googling hole to understand the benefits of that, or turmeric or dandelion for water retention. Now I’m doing apple cider vinegar in the morning.”

Liz Hurley
Actress Liz Hurley tells The Cut that Bragg’s ACV is her morning drink-of-choice. “I often put apple cider vinegar in my hot water,” she says. “It’s good for your metabolism.”

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KATY PERRY AND BRAGG

You may have seen Katy Perry holding a bottle of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar on social media lately as well….

While it may seem like an unexpected match, Katy Perry’s connection to Bragg goes way back. “My mother made me drink it every day, but now it’s a staple for me.” Her mum also got to know Patricia Bragg. “She invited her to our church when I was little—and Patricia bought me my first guitar when I was 13.” Katy Perry and fiance, Orlando Bloom are now co-owners of the company, helping Bragg steer it for a new century. 

“I’m here to help reeducate people on how to use it,” Perry says. “I’m deeply familiar and aligned with Patricia’s mission to make the world a healthier and better place, and I am so honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the team that will bring the magic of the brand to a new generation of consumers.”

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THE SALES POWER OF PROTEIN!

Over the past few years, despite the neverending onslaught of fad diets, high protein foods have been consistent sellers. 

From foods naturally high in protein to products with protein added. It’s a nutrient prized for its multitude of health benefits and when called out on the packaging, has been proven to ignite sales growth.

Why is it so popular?

Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the relationship between healthy lifestyle choices, especially their diet, in a bid to counteract the degenerative health effects of chronic stress and their busy schedules. 

Rarely highlighted in a negative light, consumer insights specialist Julian Mellentin says “protein is the nutrient that can do no wrong”. 

“Protein is for fit bodies, firm bodies, weight management, looking good, feeling good, energy and all sorts of other motivations in consumers minds.”

PBCo., Macro Mike, Botanika Blends and Happy Way all focus on protein!

However, the protein craze is not just limited to health-obsessed millennials. ‘High-protein’ claims appeal to everyone from a range of demographics and economic statuses including families with children aged 6 -18 and senior couples. 

In general, the plant-based boom, an increase in active living, and snackification is contributing to the demand, with sports nutrition, high protein packaged foods, snacks and beverages leading the way.

With demand for high protein foods growing, packaging is playing a vital role in informing consumers and driving sales. 

Manufacturers without a protein-related claim on their packaging are losing more than $50 million in potential sales.

Vitawerx, Flexible Foods and RXBAR make protein a focus too!

In Australia, sales of items that list protein content have leaped by 22% compared to 2% in total grocery growth. Nielsen’s Head of Retail, Alfredo Costa says “manufacturers need to meet their consumers’ needs and desires with clearly labelled information on packs if they want to have a winning edge with product innovation and drive sales.”

At Unique, we stock wide range of on-trend, high-protein products that are driving sales in-store. Explore these popular products and so much more via our online store. If you need to register for a wholesale account, you can do so here.

SELF-CARE: THE $450 BILLION OPPORTUNITY

The art of self-care has been around for centuries. While the methods may have changed and broadened over the years, the goal of each practice has remained the same – calm the nervous system, feel good and nurture health and wellbeing.  

So many self-care practices that were once considered ‘alternative’ have now infiltrated our daily lives and are widely accepted i.e. yoga and meditation. 

88% of consumers actively practice some form of self-care. 

But thanks to social media and the internet, the self-care industry is a vast space, wide open for individual interpretation and implementation. Even a person’s morning coffee ritual can be considered a form of self-care.

There are more than 25 million posts on Instagram tagged with #selfcare!

Whether it’s a face mask, meditation, breathing technique, home fragrance, diet plan, tea break, bedtime routine or skincare ritual. There’s an option to suit everybody and it’s a retail opportunity, which according to IRi reports, that’s worth a whopping $450 billion! 

MEN’S SELF CARE: Self-care is not only for women either! Allied Market Research projects that the global market for men’s personal care will reach $166 billion by 2022. Skin and body care, in particular, are becoming more socially acceptable thanks to admired celebrities sharing their own routines and innovative marketing campaigns creating discussion.

In order to harness maximum sales growth, brands and retailers must think outside of the traditional, narrowly defined category and take a far broader approach. Taking the time to understand how each retail category can fit within this benefit-based, solution-oriented space is a strategic move that has the potential to totally transform your sales performance.  

Showcase a diverse range of self-care related items instore with some of the Unique team’s top picks: 

Left to right: Wheatbags Love, Amazing Oils, Bach Remedies, Evodia, Lemon Myrtle Fragrances, Harmony’s Ear Candles, Dr Organic Ginseng Men’s range.
Left to right: The Ginger People, Bragg Live Foods, Botanika Blends, Ministry of Tea.
Left to right: Orgaid, Ethique, ACURE, Aztec Secret.

Unique Health Products distributes an extensive range of top-selling, all-natural self-care items nationwide. You can order online 24/7 via our online shop or give one of our friendly sales team members a call on 1800 787 904! If you haven’t registered for a wholesale account, you can do so here.

CLIF CELEBRATES FEMALE ATHLETES WITH NEW PACKAGING

For the first time in its 28-year history, CLIF BAR® will replace the iconic climber on the most popular flavours of its CLIF BAR packaging with real-life trailblazers – six women athletes representing six different sports. This exciting change celebrates the incredible athletes who require sustained energy to push boundaries and go farther in their discipline.

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This limited-edition packaging will flow through to Australia and New Zealand during the months of July – September 2020 and will be available throughout 2020 while supplies last.

The six athletes, Venus Williams, Megan Rapinoe, Ashima Shirashi, Jordyn Barratt, Lakey Peterson, and Katerina Nash are world champions, Olympians, and Olympic hopefuls who lead with integrity in their communities. The sports they represent range from traditional events like cycling, tennis and soccer, to newer sports like skateboarding, surfing, and climbing.

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“To see myself on a CLIF BAR is amazing,” says two-time World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe.

“It would have meant so much to me as a kid to see a woman being celebrated for living her truth and chasing her dream. I hope it inspires the next generation to keep pushing us forward. My training requires dedication, and a ton of energy, so I love that CLIF BARs taste great and give me the sustained energy I need to power through. I’m so proud to represent a brand that supports me and aligns with my values.”

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“It’s such an honour to be featured on a CLIF BAR along with these other incredible female athletes,” says seven-time Grand Slam singles champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams.

“This is the perfect example of women supporting each other and celebrating their successes in sports, in business, and in life. From an early age I have always been mindful about what I put into my body, so I love that I can grab a CLIF BAR and get the right mix of protein, fat, and carbs to sustain my energy levels for practice, training, and everything I want to accomplish each day.”

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“I created CLIF BAR, the ultimate energy bar, to serve all types of and fuel their favorite sports,” says Clif Bar & Company founder and co-CEO Gary Erickson.

“Today, our bars are eaten by everyone from the elite athletes on our new packaging to everyday athletes playing pickup basketball or challenging themselves on a long hike. While I’ve never been a professional athlete myself, I’m inspired by those at the pinnacle of their sport, and we hope by featuring these six women on our new packaging that we can continue to inspire athletes at all levels.”

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Born on a Bike™ and made for athletes of every stripe, CLIF performance energy foods are purposely crafted with the right nutrition to sustain your energy and power you through adventures big or small.

The idea for a better performance bar was born during a 175-mile bike ride. Nearly 30 years later, CLIF BAR® remains the ultimate energy bar, fueling athletes with an ideal mix of nutritious, sustainably sourced ingredients.

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Original Press Release: BusinessWire

CLIF Bar is exclusively distributed in Australia by Unique Health Products. You can order your CLIF stock via our online store or contact one of our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you would like to create a wholesale account with us, you can do so here!

RXBAR: AN IDEAL FIT FOR TODAY’S SNACK ENTHUSIASTS

According to Roy Morgan research, nearly 9 in 10 Australian adults eat packaged snacks each week. 54.7% of which consume at least one healthy snack in an average 7 day period. That’s a lot of opportunity for snack sales!

In fact, a total of 62.5% of the adult population are considered heavy or medium snackers consuming at least four packaged snacks per week. And they’re increasingly looking for healthier options.

NATURAL SNACKS

Natural ingredients are no longer a niche request for consumers. Producer of technology-driven natural ingredients and systems, Doëhler said the demand for naturalness and functionality is firmly cemented as a lifestyle choice as consumers continue to choose snacks that help make them feel good.

SNACK TIME IS ALL THE TIME

In today’s world, any time is snack time!

Snacking is no longer just an absent-minded activity. Shoppers are intentionally looking for snacks to indulge in, satisfy a craving, tide themselves over until their next meal, or enjoy on the go instead of a meal! The snackification movement is not disappearing anytime soon.

For retailers, variety is key. Variety across a multitude of locations and presented to customers at the right time to continue to see success with hungry snackers.

ETHICS AND VALUES MUST MATCH (AND BE COMMUNICATED!)

Today’s shoppers are not only looking for healthier snacks, but ones that tick ethical, local, environmentally friendly boxes too. The brand must have clear communication around these elements in order to stand out from their competition and gain consumer trust.

More and more consumers are shopping according to their values, increasingly willing to be loyal, repeat purchases of brands which they know align with their morals, and this includes their choice of snacks.

After all, consumption of snacks is often in public and millennials in particular see these choices as an expression of who they are and what they stand for.

SO, DO RXBAR’S CREATE THE IDEAL HEALTH-CONSCIOUS SNACK?

RXBAR real food protein bars contain eight ingredients or less with the major ingredients featured front and centre on the packaging. They’re vegetarian, use high-quality protein and stand for clear communication that highlights their wholesome ingredients and commitment to ‘clean’ nutrition.

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Each RXBAR packs 12g of protein and 5g of fibre in just under 220 calories (924 kilojoules) and what you see is what you eat. The core ingredients are all there for a reason:

Egg whites for protein. Dates to bind. Nuts for texture. 

No free rides. No fillers. Just real food that tastes good and is good for you. 

No artificial preservatives, added colours, sugar or GMO ingredients. 

It’s a nutritious, convenient protein bar that’s in a class of it’s own.

Like the sound of RXBAR? Your customers do! Order all six flavours now via our online store. Or register for a wholesale account with us here.

BRANDS THAT MADE AN IMPACT IN MAY

At Unique Health Products, we’re always proud to see the brands we distribute in the media. 

We stand by every product we stock and love celebrating when our brands have received well deserved praise and recognition from various media platforms. 

Here are some of our most popular products spotted in the media last month. 

WELEDA

Skin Food

Mammamia

“I’ve started using Skin Food on my face at nights and it’s a game-changer for dry winter skin.”

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BRAGG

Apple Cider Vinegar 

Sarah’s Day Instagram Story

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar spotted in the popular Australian Influencer’s fridge. Sarah has more than 1.1 million followers!

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ACURE

Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub

Buzzfeed

“It really works! In eight days my skin was almost back to normal and it felt clean as can be!”

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ACURE

Radically Rejuvenating Facial Scrub

Yahoo!

“With over 5,300 ratings and 4.4 stars, ACURE’s Radically Rejuvenating Facial Scrub has become a cult-favorite among beauty enthusiasts.”

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BRAGG 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Food Navigator

“Bragg Live Food Products sees apple cider vinegar sales surge… Global sales will climb at a 5.4% compound annual growth rate from 2020 to 2025”. 

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DR ORGANIC

Organic Manuka Honey Face Mask

Marie Claire UK

“I love the smell of honey, but it’s actually a really effective, deep cleansing mask.”

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CLIF BAR

CLIF Bars

Women’s Health

“I am always looking for little things that are easy to bring on-the-go,” she says. “Clif Bars are great when I’m super busy; they are small-but-mighty and fill me up quickly.” – Venus Williams.

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Image from Venus Williams’ Instagram page announcing ambassador role.

ETHIQUE

Beauty Bars

You Beauty

“Brianne started a personal care brand that has more ethical labels than Meryl Streep has Oscars”

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HELLO CUP

Hello Cup

You Beauty

“Best friends and self-titled girl bosses Robyn McLean and Mary Bond founded Hello Cup to help stop the disposal of 45 billion tampons and single-use sanitary pads into landfills each year.”

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For these great brands and the latest trends in natural health including pantry staples, snacks, grab n’ go meals, beauty, home cleaning and eco-friendly living, register for a wholesale account with us today!

Our product acquisition team screens all our items against strict criteria and standards so that you can rest assured each product has been screened for effectiveness, contains natural and/or organic ingredients, is free from unwanted additives, and in the case of food, is vegetarian or vegan and has a tempting taste to suit a variety of diets!

Already have an account? Great! Head on over to our online store and stock up your shelves. We’ve just dropped a range of new products for June!

CONVENIENCE HITS $8.8 BILLION. HERE ARE THE TRENDS THAT SELL.

Whether you have a convenience store or offer a grab n’ go section in your retail store – consumers value convenience!

According to the AACS State of the Industry Report, the Australian convenience industry saw a sales lift of 2.1% to $8.8 billion last year driven by a strong performance in food and beverages.

Food sales rose nearly 6% to $4.04 billion last year, while Non-Food categories fell more than 1% from 2018.

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BEVERAGES

On average, the report found that more than 70% of convenience shopping baskets included a beverage. Packaged Beverages grew 4.4% over the year to deliver the greatest dollar value contribution of any convenience category of $79 million.

Stock your fridge or store these on shelf (they’re all shelf stable!) for a healthy thirst-quencher on the go:

  • Kombucha Max
    • Low calorie
    • Low sugar
    • Gut friendly
    • On trend
    • 4 delicious flavours
  • The Ginger People Ginger Shots
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • Caffeine free
    • 30% ginger juice
  • Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
    • Globally recognised brand
    • Certified organic ingredients
    • Convenient popular health drink
  • Nakula Organic Coconut Water
    • Certified organic
    • Australian owned
    • Sustainably produced
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GRAB N’ GO MEALS

The Food on the Go category was the second fastest-growing category in convenience in 2019, accounting for 38% of total channel growth and total sales of $659 million for the year.

Healthy Grab n’ Go items are consistently increasing in popularity as people search for time saving options that still meet their nutritional needs.

These top brands tick all the right boxes:

  • Upbeat Protein Meals
    • Gluten-free options
    • Vegan options
    • Sweet and savoury choices
    • Convenient
    • Just add water
  • Uptons Ready Meal Kits
    • Vegan
    • Bold packaging
    • Convenient meal
    • Ready in 1 minute!
  • Botanika Brekky Protein Porridge
    • Vegan
    • No added sugar
    • Pre and probiotics
    • All natural
    • Convenient single serve sachets
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BETTER-FOR-YOU CONFECTIONARY

Across other food categories, Confectionery was up 2.1%, Snack foods rose 4.1% and Ice Cream grew 5.6%.

These better-for-you confectionary items hit the sweet spot for those looking for vegan delights that are made with quality ingredients:

  • Dandies Vanilla Marshmallows
    • Vegan
    • Gelatine free
    • Gluten free
  • Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bars
    • Vegan
    • Certified organic
    • Fairtrade
    • They have a cult following!
  • HeroCup Peanut Butter Cups
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • Organic
    • Fair trade
  • Kresho Almond Nougat Bar
    • Vegan
    • Non-GMO
    • Australian made
    • Only $2.99 RRP!

SWEET SNACKS

In the past decade, healthy snacks have seen the largest growth in consumption (3.2%), with savoury snacks receiving a 1.6% increase. Healthy snacks are defined as products including muesli bars, snack bars, rice crackers, and breakfast bars.

Based on the Mondelez State of Snacking Report, despite the increased desire for healthier snacks, consumers are still wanting their indulgent snacks to enjoy.

When indulgent taste and better-for-you ingredients combine, this can be a winning combo for health-conscious consumers, especially for the younger generations who tend to prefer mood-enhancing, brain-boosting and gluten-free snacks.

For the health-conscious snacker with a sweet tooth, upgrade your snack bar options with these hot sellers:

  • Blue Dinosaur Bites
    • Nationally recognised brand
    • 4 new indulgent flavours
    • Paleo friendly
    • Gluten free
  • RXBAR
    • Paleo friendly
    • 6 enticing flavours
    • 12g protein per bar
    • 8 ingredients or less
    • Exclusive to Unique Health Products
  • Macro Mike Protein Snack Bars
    • Three varieties
      • Almond Scrumptionator (peanut free)
      • Game Changer (peanut base)
      • We Jammin’ (peanut base)
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • High protein
    • Macro friendly
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SAVOURY SNACKS

According to Roy Morgan research, almost nine out of 10 Australians have been found to be regular snackers with savoury snacks holding a clear lead. Plus, two-thirds of adults eat a savoury snack in an average week! Tempt tastebuds with this on-trend selection:

  • Keto Naturals – Crispy Cauli Bites – Barbecue
    • Keto
    • Paleo friendly
    • 5g net carbs
    • 3 flavours
    • 1 head of cauliflower per pack
  • East Bali Cashews – Sea Salt Cashew Nut Snack Pack
    • Wild Harvested
    • Sustainably sourced
    • Plant based
    • Preservative free
    • Single Origin
  • Noble Jerky – Vegan Jerky
    • Good source of protein
    • 4 flavours
    • Hangsell packaging
    • All natural
  • Banana Joe – Banana Chips
    • Contains pre- and probiotics
    • 3 great savoury flavours
    • Thin and crispy
    • Tastes like a potato chip!

Up your convenience game with a range of these nutritious products that meet current consumer demands. Order your stock via our online store 24/7 or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you haven’t yet created a wholesale account with us, you can do so here.

7 HEALTHY SUGAR ALTERNATIVES FOR A VARIETY OF USES

Consumers are increasingly interested in the sugar content of their food.

Thirty three percent of Australians are very concerned about sugar consumption and many are actively looking for natural ways to avoid it. Satisfy your customers’ sweet tooth with these 7 healthy sugar alternatives that are right on-trend and deliciously sweet!

LOW-CALORIE, SUGAR SUBSTITUTES

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MONK FRUIT

What: Monk fruit, or lo han guo, is a small green melon named after the monks who first cultivated it. Monk fruit sweetener is an extract of the fruit.

Sweetness: 150-250x sweeter than table sugar.

Nutrition: Zero calories and carbs.

Effect on Blood Sugar: Nil.

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in cooking, baking, hot and cold drinks, and more. 

STEVIA

What: Stevia is a natural sweetener that comes from the Stevia rebaudiana plant.

Sweetness: 200-300x sweeter than table sugar.

Nutrition: Zero calories and carbs.

Effect on Blood Sugar: Nil (pure stevia).

Uses: Available in liquid, granule and powder forms for various uses.

XYLITOL

What: Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that is found in many fruits and vegetables but is primarily extracted from corncobs and hardwoods. 

Sweetness: 5% less sweet than table sugar.

Nutrition: 40% fewer calories than table sugar per gram. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Negligible effects. It has a very low GI rating (7) in comparison to sugar (60-70). 

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in drinks, cooking and baking.

ERYTHRITOL

What: Like xylitol, erythritol is a sugar alcohol found in small amounts in fruits and vegetables. It’s created via a fermentation process. 

Sweetness: 60-70% of the sweetness of table sugar.

Nutrition: 6% of the calories of table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Nil.

Uses: Multipurpose. Replaces sugar in all cooking needs, factoring in a 30% volume increase to match the sweetness of table sugar.

NUTRITIVE SUGAR ALTERNATIVES

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RICE SYRUP

What: Rice syrup, or rice malt, is made from organic brown rice. 

Sweetness: Approximately 50% of the sweetness of table sugar. 

Nutrition: Fructose free and has 33% less calories per tablespoon than table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: This sweetener is high GI (98) so it will affect blood sugar levels.  

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in place of any liquid sugar syrups. 

HONEY

What: Honey is a thick, golden liquid produced by honey bees. The different varieties of flavours and colours come from the different floral nectar source.

Sweetness: Varies but generally sweeter than table sugar, so less is required.

Nutrition: Trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.1.3x the calories of table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Honey has a moderate GI rating (45-64) and will affect blood sugar levels. 

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in hot drinks, as a spread, in baking, cooking and desserts.

MAPLE SYRUP

What: Maple syrup is a thick, sugary liquid that’s made by evaporating the sap of maple trees.

Sweetness: 60% sweetness of table sugar.

Nutrition: Contains calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese. It has 1.1x the calories of table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Maple syrup has a moderate GI rating (54) and will affect blood sugar levels. 

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in cooking, baking, hot and cold drinks, and more.

Whether your consumers are wanting a keto-friendly, low-carb sugar replacement or simply something a little less refined, Unique Health Products offers a sweet solution for everyone. Plus a whole range of healthier baking mixes, cooking ingredients and pantry staples that suit low-carb, keto and all-natural needs!

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