Pure Mediterranean Foods, Elk Grove Village, Ill.,expanded its Hummus Plus line to include 4-ounce snack packs, an extension to its larger 6- and 8-ounce packages.

The snack packs provide up to 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber and feature a built-in utensil and napkin for easy on-the-go consumption. The snack-size Hummus Plus Chicken line includes Traditional Hummus + Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast; Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast; and Garlic Hummus + Garlic Herb Chicken Breast.

“Snacking continues to be a megatrend in the U.S., with consumers looking for smaller portions in on-the-go packaging. At the same time, there is ongoing interest in better-for-you snacks that are high in protein. The new Hummus Plus snack-size package delivers on many fronts, with portability, nutrition and convenience,” says David Gacom, vice president, sales and marketing. “This format truly revolutionizes hummus snacking, and is a fresh alternative to the hummus and pretzel packs currently in the market.”

The 4-ounce Hummus Plus Chicken snack packs boast a 75-day production shelf life and are sold inside a grab-and-go case alongside other ready-to-eat snacks as well as in the traditional refrigerated snack section of supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers and other retail outlets nationwide.