The baked Twistos bites have been on sale in Canada and South America

The baked Twistos bites have been on sale in Canada and South America

PepsiCo has decided to launch its Twistos Baked Snack Bites brand, already available in Canada and South America, into the US.

The company is rolling out three flavours - bruschetta, parmesan and garlic, as well as asiago - into its domestic market.

Asked if PepsiCo was positioning the baked snack as a healthier alternative, the company said the bites were "a delicious and versatile snack option to enjoy throughout the day". 

However, it added: "Compared to other products in the cracker aisle, Twistos Baked Snack Bites are among the lower-calorie snack options, with 130 to 140 calories per 1-oz. serving (24 to 27 pieces per serving). Similar to any snack, Twistos Baked Snack Bites can be part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation."