WE MADE IT! Another year in the books and a new assortment of trending snacks and beverages awaits us in 2023. Last year’s trending predictions were spot on and, since Coffee with a cause will never go out of style it has made our list a second year in a row! Below are CDC’s predictions for trending snacks and beverages for 2023.


The chocolate brands that made our list this year are doing their part to create a better world around us; some are doing this by being ethically sourced, rainforest alliance certified, using orangutan friendly palm oil or taking the initiative to create a program to maintain 100% slave free chocolate. Some of our top picks for trending Chocolate products are AWAKE Caffeinated Chocolate, Undercover Dark Chocolate Quinoa Crisps, Tony’s Chocolonely and Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups.

AWAKE Caffeinated Chocolate

  • 58096    Awake Caffeinated Caramel Chocolate Bite (.48oz)
  • 36907    Awake Caffeinated Chocolate Caramel Bar (1.55oz)
  • 58095    Awake Caffeinated Dark Chocolate Bar (1.34oz)
  • 36909    Awake Caffeinated Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55oz)

Undercover Dark Chocolate Quinoa Crisps

  • 86979    Undercover Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Crispy Quinoa (.25oz)
  • 86980    Undercover Milk Chocolate Crispy Quinoa (.25oz)


Tony’s Chocolonely

  • 77437    Tonys Chocolonely 32% Milk Chocolate (9g)
  • 83653    Tonys Chocolonely 70% Dark Chocolate (Box of 100)


Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups

  • 11253    Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (1.4oz)
  • 14046    Justin’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (1.4oz)
  • 35104    Justin’s Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (4.7oz)
  • 38424    Justin’s Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (4.7oz)


Bars and Cookies

These are not your grandma’s cookies! The cookies and bars that we predict to trend in 2023 are shaking things up in the snack and beverage industry. This year’s picks are made up of allergen friendly, vegan, and food inclusive products. Our top picks to trend in 2023 are Milk Bar, Partake Cookies, Ever Wafer Bar, Yes Bar and Leah’s Better Bites.

Milk Bar

  • 90453    Milk Bar Birthday Truffle Crumb Cakes (2.33oz)
  • 90454    Milk Bar Chocolate Birthday Truffle Crumb Cakes (2.33oz)
  • 90456    Milk Bar Chocolate Pretzel Truffle Crumb Cakes (2.33oz)

Partake Cookies

  • 87696    Partake Birthday Cake Cookies (1oz)
  • 87695    Partake Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies (1oz)
  • 92429    Partake Soft Baked Double Chocolate Cookies (1oz)


Ever Wafer Bar

  • 78123    Ever Bar Dark Chocolate Wafer (1.2oz)

Yes Bar

  • 80886    Yes Bar Dark Chocolate Chip (1.4oz)
  • 55281    Yes Bar Macadamia Chocolate (1.4oz)
  • 75487    Yes Bar Maple Pecan (1.4oz)


Leah’s Better Bites

  • 97496 Better Bite Bakery Chocolate Chip DoBite (.75oz)
  • 97497 Better Bite Bakery Birthday DoBite (.75oz)


Canned and Boxed Water

As we all try to lessen our environmental impact and reduce plastic bottles, we quite enjoy seeing water brands using alternative packaging. Our picks for trending canned and boxed water for 2023 are Open Water Still Water and Just Water. Not only is their packaging better for the environment than their plastic bottled counterparts, but the water is pretty good too.

Open Water Still Water

  • 81146    Open Water Still Canned Water (12oz)
  • 62647    Open Water Still Water (16oz)


Just Water

  • 91868    Just Water Blackberry (16.9oz)
  • 81858    Just Water Infused Organic Lemon (16.9oz)
  • 81861    Just Water Organic Cherry (16.9oz)


Cold brew

Cold Brew Coffee has become very popular in the last few years; it could be because of the smoother less acidic taste than traditionally brewed coffee, it could also be that it’s packed with antioxidants. Whatever the reason people have chosen cold brew as their caffeinated drink, we approve. CDC’s top picks for trending Cold brew for 2023 are Rise Brewing Co., BLK & BOLD and La Colombe Nitro Cold Brew.

Rise Brewing Co.

  • 55287    Rise Cold Brew Original Black (11oz)
  • 71298    Rise Nitro Cold Brew Mocha Latte (7oz)
  • 71618    Rise Nitro Cold Brew Oat Milk Latte (7oz)
  • 89255    Rise Nitro Cold Brew Oat Milk Vanilla (7oz)
  • 68471    Rise Nitro Cold Brew Original Black (7oz)
  • 68410    Rise Organic Black Nitro Keg (5gal)
  • 74197    Rise Organic Peruvian Concentrate Bag in Box (1gal)


  • 95313 Blk & Bold Caramel Smooth Operator (7.5oz)
  • 95314 Blk & Bold Unsweetened Smooth Operator (8oz)
  • 95764 Blk & Bold Sweet Smooth Operator (8oz)


La Colombe Nitro Cold Brew

  • 52639    La Colombe Brazilian Cold Brew Can (9oz)
  • 85901    La Colombe Brazilian Cold Brew Fridge Pack Bag in Box (1gal)
  • 91854    La Colombe Extra Bold Nitro Cold Brew (9oz)
  • 94987    La Colombe Pure Black Brazilian Ready to Drink Cold Brew w/Scholle (3gal)

Coffee with a Cause

Coffee with a cause will forever trend here at CDC because not only do they offer a great cup of coffee, but they are doing something vital for the world around them. Our Top picks for Coffee with a Cause for 2023 are Blk & BOLD and Bean and Bean coffee.

Blk & BOLD

  • 97161    BLK & BLD Smoove Operator (2.25oz, Box of 42)
  • 87550    BLK & BOLD Blk & Bold Ground (12oz)
  • 86247    BLK & BOLD Blk & Bold Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 97162    BLK & BOLD Coffee-ish Decaf (2.25oz, Box of 42)
  • 90172    BLK & BOLD Coffee-ish Decaf Ground (12oz)
  • 86249    BLK & BOLD Coffee-ish Decaf Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 86243    BLK & BOLD Limu Ethiopia Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 95688    BLK & BOLD Rise & Grnd (2.25oz, Box of 42)
  • 95354    BLK & BOLD Rise & Grnd K-Cup (Box of 20)
  • 86246    BLK & BOLD Rise & Grnd Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 95731    BLK & BOLD Smoove Operator K-Cup (Box of 20)
  • 86248    BLK & BOLD Smoove Operator Whole Bean (5lb)

Bean and Bean coffee

  • 92745    Bean & Bean Costa Rica Las Lajas Red Honey Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 92749    Bean & Bean Downtown Blend FTO Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 92738    Bean & Bean East Side Blend Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 92750    Bean & Bean Midtown Dark Blend FTO Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 92737    Bean & Bean Peru Las Damas Whole Bean (5lb)
  • 92751    Bean & Bean Uptown The Honey Blend Whole Bean (5lb)