Nestlé has announced the launch of its YES! snack bars in a new recyclable paper wrapper, using a high-speed flow wrap technology.
This launch has unlocked the potential for recyclable paper packaging to be widely used in the confectionery industry, the company says. Until now, high-speed production of shelf-stable snacks was only achieved using plastic films and laminates. Nestlé has now used paper at large scale while guaranteeing product quality and freshness over the entire shelf life.
This paper wrapper is a further step in Nestlé’s commitment to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The wrapper is widely recycled in the countries where it will be available. The paper is from sustainable sources, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
Patrice Bula, head of strategic business units, marketing and sales at Nestlé, said: “Consumers are looking for more natural and sustainable options when they choose a snack, both in terms of ingredients and packaging. Our YES! bars are made with wholesome ingredients that celebrate and care for nature’s diversity. We are now relaunching them carefully wrapped in paper, making the packaging easy to recycle and avoiding plastic waste.”
YES! snack bars are “tasty by nature” with wholesome ingredients such as fruit, vegetables and nuts. Among others, flavors include Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt & Almond; Dark Chocolate, Banana & Pecan; and Raspberry & Chia Seeds.
Each YES! nut bar is vegetarian, high in fiber, and a source of protein, according to its label. The fruit and vegetable bars are vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, high in fiber, have no added sugar.
With the new paper wrapper and a wider range of flavors, YES! is now being launched in more countries. It will be available in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.