Dannon’s New Snack Hacks Program Provides Operators With Anytime Snacking Solutions

Initiative Featuring Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt Offers a Way to Meet Better-for-You Eating Trends

July 11, 2017- The increased demand for all-day breakfast and healthy snacks is changing what and when consumers eat.According to IRI, the average consumer eats 2.7 snacks per day,1 and 60% of consumers want healthier snacks.2

On July 1, Dannon Foodservice launched Snack Hacks, a program with better-for-you snacking solutions that make it easier for operators to accommodate these new consumer demands and eating patterns. Operators can sign up online to receive a free Snack Hacks kit, which includes point-of-sale materials to use on shelf, ready-made social media posts to promote products and culinary inspiration for grab-and-go snacks that consumers can enjoy at any time of day.

Each recipe incorporates Dannon® Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt, which is available in bulk sizes. Its nutritional content may appeal to the 56% of consumers who are actively adding more protein to their diets,3 as 1 cup of Dannon Oikos Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt contains 22 grams of protein. This product can serve as a better-for-you ingredient swap in a variety of recipes, because it is lower in fat and calories than full-fat sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise.

The range of Snack Hacks recipe ideas encompasses parfait, overnight oats, hummus and salad options, including the following:

  • Citrus Avocado Parfait: For a refreshing afternoon snack filled with fruity flavor, mix Dannon Oikos Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt with avocado and honey, then top with one layer each of kale, citrus salad and jalapeños, and add a side of sunflower seeds in a to-go container.
  • Creamy Tomato Bruschetta: Dannon Oikos Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt adds creamy texture to garlic, basil and parsley, with a topping of diced tomatoes and balsamic glaze as a finishing touch—package the mixture with parmesan crisps and crostini to create a portable afternoon snack.
  • Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Overnight Oats: This tasty morning meal adds texture to the classic pairing of peanut butter and banana by combining crunchy peanut butter, banana slices and milk with a base of overnight oats made with Dannon Oikos Vanilla Greek Nonfat Yogurt, then topping the mixture with granola.

Courtney Firlit, Dannon Foodservice Senior Manager, Portfolio Strategy & Innovation, said, “As the foodservice landscape changes, we want to give operators turnkey solutions for keeping up with new consumer preferences. Through this ongoing initiative, we are partnering with our customers to deliver the trendy tastes their patrons are seeking in nutrient-dense, portable snacks. Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt works across all dayparts as an ingredient in both savory and sweet applications. The Snack Hacks program can help operators increase grab-and-go sales and minimize operational costs with the free kit.”

Learn more about anytime yogurt snacking solutions and the Snack Hacks program at www.dannonfoodservice.com/snacking.

About Dannon Foodservice:
Dannon was founded 75 years ago on yogurt’s ability to improve lives. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Dannon Foodservice continues to uphold the deeply engrained belief that food can do a world of good. As a health & wellness partner, Dannon knows yogurt has the power to deliciously provide many of the nutrients consumers need. Its portfolio of America’s best-loved brands includes Dannon®, Oikos®, Light & Fit®, Activia® and Danimals® to help chefs and operators meet trends today and innovate for the future. Dannon Foodservice inspires goodness through menu creativity, a commitment to sustainability and better-for-you snacking options. For more information, visit www.dannonfoodservice.com.


1IRI Snacking Survey and Dollar Sales, 2016.

2IRI State of the Snack Food Industry, March 2015.

3IRI State of the Snack Food Industry, March 2015.

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