Whether it's cupcakes or cookies, mini-tarts or gourmet brownies, small desserts have become a big draw in many supermarket bakery departments. Retailers and analysts say there's a number of reasons for the trend. These small treats are convenient, and for shoppers planning to entertain at home, a selection of small desserts can offer their guests more variety than a single cake or pie. And, for shoppers who like to eat healthy and watch their weight, individual-size snacks allow them to
In bakery departments, the growing popularity of single-serve sweets and snacks is proof that big things do come in small packages.