The snacks category comprises potato crisps/sticks, baked/roasted snacks, extruded products/snacks, nuts/nut mixtures, and fruit and nut/dried fruit mixtures.

Potato crisps and potato sticks are thin-cut slices or finely cut rods of healthy, raw potatoes, roasted in cooking oil or cooking fats. Potato crisps and potato sticks are usually produced in different variations by adding table salt, flavourings, spices, or other flavouring foods.

The baked snacks particularly include savoury snacks and lye pastries, crackers and cheese pastries, and pastry snacks, etc.Lye pastries are crusty bakery goods with a moisture content of up to 12%. The outside of the formed dough is treated with a watery sodium hydroxide solution before baking. This lends the pastries their characteristic qualities, such as the finish of their outer layer (colour, consistency, or crust) and their taste. These pastries usually come in the form of pretzels or sticks. They may be sprinkled with salt and/or flavouring ingredients and/or oilseeds. Crackers and cheese pastries are flat, small or medium-sized, fat-containing, usually flaky baked goods, formed by rolling or folding processes, sometimes salted or sprinkled with salt and/or flavouring ingredients and/or oilseeds. Pastry snacks come in very different shapes and forms, produced by rolling or pressing, and are usually made from starch-containing raw materials, to which flavouring ingredients are added.

Extruded products/snacks are usually made from starch-containing raw materials that are extruded and subsequently processed in the appropriate manner, e.g. drying or roasting. Flavouring ingredients are usually added.

Nut mixtures for sale to the end consumer may contain peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, Macadamia nuts, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, and pecan nuts. Dried fruit mixtures contain (in addition to the above-mentioned types of nuts, for example) raisins, exotic fruits, and sunflower seeds, etc. (e.g. "Studentenfutter”- an assortment of nuts and raisins, ostensibly popular among pupils and students).


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Sweets Export Guide (SEG)

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