Beverages, which used to focus on flavor, have als

so aimed to forge a connection to health. Concepts such as vegetable protein drinks,

MCT, or medium-chain triglyceride, and dietary fiber were unveiled. Riding the wave of nationwide phy

sical fitness, sales of snacks with less sugar and no sugar also showed an obvious increase.

Unique and distinctive snack food is enjoying growing popularity among young people born a

fter 1995, who pay more attention to innovative taste, unique design and clever names.

The Chinese snack industry has entered a fast lane of development. Its gross output value is

expected to grow by about 20 percent a year, hitting 3 trillion yuan by 2020, the report said.

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