Consumers are craving convenience and the availability of single-serve on-the-go cups in healthy and innovative options are expanding more than ever.
What is the Cup Rave About?
Single-serve cups are becoming increasingly popular due to its ease of use, portability, and versatility. Parents, students, workers and retirees alike are enjoying a variety of grab-and-go
cup options to fuel their lifestyle. Brand owners and retailers recognize cups as cost effective packaging that it is a lightweight, ships efficiently and displays well in store environments.
Off to a Great Start
For a hassle-free breakfast in a flash, there’s a wide assortment of breakfast choices making the mornings easier. Besides ready-to-eat favorites such as cereal and granola cups, and yogurts, there are many other wholesome options can be prepared in as little as 1-3 minutes. Oatmeal, muesli, ancient grains, muffins, and breakfast bowls are available in an enticing array of flavor combinations requiring minimal preparation and no clean up.
Convenient Meals and Sides
Instant noodle soup is not the only quick and easy meal in a cup. Hearty vegetable soups, chowders and chilis, jambalaya and seasoned rice, comfort foods such as mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese, savory beans and lentils, and gourmet pasta with super grains are just a few of the single-serve options now available. In additional to offering convenience, many single-serve cup products are organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, high-protein, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, diabetes-friendly, and Kosher.
Grab-and-Go Snack Time
Fruit and snack cup variety also has expanded. As well as favorites such as apple sauce and mandarin oranges cups, there are mangos, papayas and even blueberries packed in natural juices that can be enjoyed all year around. Other new snack cups include crackers with hummus, cookies and with chocolate dip.
Last but Not Least- Desserts!
It is frozen treats galore with the increase in pint size frozen treats. Compared to half-gallon containers, the smaller pint size packages are easy to share and create more shelf space. This allows for a wider selection of local and specialty brands of ice creams, coconut and dairy free alternatives, gelatos, and sorbets. For fresh baked goodness, there’s frozen cookie dough in cups or you may find decadent chocolate cake mix in a cup as well as gluten-free brownie and cookie mixes.
Cups offer convenience in the palm of your hands. Consumers can look forward to new healthy options, authentic blends and inventive flavors as the on-the-go and single-serve cup market continues to grow.
Celebrating over 25 years of experience and innovation, Interpress Technologies is food packaging leader specializing in formed paperboard cups and containers, wrapped cups, printed sidewalls, and folding cartons with high impact graphics. Interpress has three locations producing packaging “Made in USA” with certified sustainable paperboard. Interpac Technologies, a sister company, is a certified organic co-manufacturing facility and fills cups, oils (coconut, olive, flax), bags and pouches.