Products Strive for a Balance of Health and Indulgence

In our July cover story, we look at how premium food has evolved as a combination of better-for-you aspects with better taste.

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Can food have it all?It used to be that if food tasted good, it wasn’t good for you. And vice versa. “Better-for-you” and “indulgent” supposedly were diametrically opposed terms; you endured the former and rewarded yourself with the latter.But food has evolved to where many products combine those two concepts, or at least aspects of them. This marriage often comes under the banner of “premium.” Products considered top-tier—and usually commanding top prices—offer consumers both an enjoyable eating experience and at least the perception of better nutrition.“Personally, I think a product can be premium, indulgent and better-for-you all at once,” says…

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