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I’m not a huge snacker really and when I do snack, I’m picky. The snack has to have the right taste and texture, smell, and have a fabulous presentation. So, for this roundup, I teamed up with my wife to sample a variety of snacks fit for even the most discerning palates. While there are some “healthy” options in the mix, our goal was to find the most delicious snacks: sugar and carbs limitations be damned.

If you’re looking to upgrade your snacking experience, support some small businesses, and get the best of the best delivered to your door, read on for my account of the two weeks we spent wrangling packages, testing, and snacking to bring you the very best.

Dark Chocolate Nutella, Minus the Guilt

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Do you love chocolatey, sugary goodness? Then look no further than Lekkco Belgian dark chocolate spread. Rich and decadent, this delicious concoction is perfect for smearing on toast or dousing strawberries with, but who are we kidding—you’ll eat it by the spoon, won’t you?

Tortilla Chips Made From Plantains Are Anything but Plain

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If you prefer savory snacks, these Barnana plantain chips should do the trick. Slightly sweet, we tried the spicy version, they are made with avocado oil and have the satisfying crunch of great chips. Try these with a smashed avocado and some lime, or a container of hummus if that suits your fancy.

Your New Midday Pick-Me-Up

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While I’m not a fan of mints myself, my wife loves them and needs to be caffeinated daily. She tells me that these Viter caffeinated mints taste just like regular mints without the strange aftertaste some products like this have. Two mints did the job of a cup of coffee, and she stayed happy and caffeinated throughout the day.

Just the Right Amount of Chocolate

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I’ve been a huge fan of chocolate dipped nuts for a while now, but SkinnyDipped takes the fun to a whole new level. I wasn’t expecting to like them, because I’m a huge chocolate fan and these have less of it than the ones I’m used to. Turns out, SkinnyDipped has figured out the PERFECT ratio. We’ve snacked on these and even added them as a topping to ice cream.

Snacking … for Adults!

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The world’s first peanut butter whiskey is the right grownup snack all by itself. My spouse drank it straight up and says it tastes like ice cream. I, nevertheless, favor it on a number of scoops of vanilla ice cream. Whichever manner you indulge, this can be a deal with you want in your life in case you are a drinker.

That’s It! Fruit for Energy

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When I asked my wife what she thought about That’s It fruit bars, she told me that the texture was just right. I agree. Lots of fruit bars stick to your teeth and feel plain weird in the mouth; these, on the other hand, are pleasantly tasty. Sold in packs of 122, our consensus is strawberry tastes best.

Cheese Please

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Now these I couldn’t wait to pop them within the oven. First, let’s discuss transport. These are shipped with dry ice and are available frozen. 20 minutes later, you pop ‘em in your mouth and are merely in heaven. Naturally gluten-free, Brazi Bites are crunchy on the surface and gooey tacky delight on the within.

Salty Italian Delicacies

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Have a craving for a salty, briny flavor? Giusto Sapore Italian olives hit the spot in the savory snack department. Imported by a small family business in Italy, you can try them on their own, add them to a cheese board, or enjoy them in pasta. This mixed assortment gives you the best of all worlds, letting you taste your way around the Mediterranean.

Organic Grass-Fed Creamy Yogurt 

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My secret to making the best shish kabob is tenderloin and really good yogurt. Maple Hills Yogurt delivers on flavor, texture, and quality, making it the perfect choice for snacktime or kababs. Find 16-ounce containers if you often indulge, or the standard size for an occasional snack. And, all the while, know you’re supporting 150 small family farms in upstate New York as a bonus.

Jerky Made of Mushrooms

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Whether you’re a vegetarian or just appreciate a good mushroom, this mushroom jerky is a must-try. I mentioned before that texture is a big thing for me, but these really feel like jerky. The taste is …interesting. It took a few bites to get used to it, but once I did, I was an instant convert.

For When Sweet Isn’t All You Need

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Sometimes, sour is needed to hit the spot. Sour Punch Straws was a childhood favorite snack sold in the snack cart at the pool, one I’d count my pennies to sneak a pack of on occasion. Unlike most of my childhood favorites that were later replaced with a bougie “re-imagining” of the same product, Sour Punch Straws still get the job done on their own. Chow down until your face goes numb.

All Cheese All The Time

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Well, hello! As a total cheesehead, born and raised in Wisconsin, how could I not love Parm Crisps? If you love dips, add these to your cart and dip away. If not, these are perfect right out of the bag. They are oven-baked and basically just cheese and seasoning. Hard to go wrong with that combination.

Wild Berries and Pistachios in a Handy Bar

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A delicious upgrade to the standard granola bar, This Saves Lives bars are appley named. When you buy one, they donate food to children in need. This one features wild blueberries with pistachios, honey, oats, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. The perfect pick-me-up, and a snack that should be a staple in your pantry.

Tropical Coconut Chips Laid Bare

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Morgan and I devoured a pack of these Bare Natural coconut chips. Such a simple snack not very sweet, crunchy, and ideal for when you need a little restorative snacking. Bare Natural makes all kinds of chips out of fruit including those coconut chips, banana chips, and apple chips. The apple chips have no added sugar, baked for the crunchy apple snack you need.

Creamy, Chocolaty Extravagance

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Have a hankering for luxurious, dark chocolate? If you haven’t tried Alter Eco truffles, you’re missing out. With a hard shell that gives a satisfying crack as you bite in, the center is gooey with just the right touch of salt to increase the sweetness factor without a boatload of added sugar. These truffles are the lux goodness you need. In the small package, it’s easy to pop one in your lunchbox, in your bedside table, or anywhere you might need some sweetness.

Bring the Carnival Home

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If you miss the festivals or have a taste for the carb-filled goodness of childhood carnivals, try out these fabulous, connoisseur mushy pretzels. This pack comes with a mustard dip and that salt topping that makes the pretzels so wonderful.

First of Its Kind Cold Coffee

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My spouse is somebody of a chilly espresso connoisseur. She’s most likely tried 20 or extra manufacturers over the course of the final six months, in quest of the right can of espresso. Taika oat milk lattes come fairly close to good. Taika boasts calibrated espresso that gained’t go away you jittery or over-anxious. Check out the sampler, which features a first-ever made macadamia latte.

Plant-Based Protein Bars

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These plant-based protein bars are rightly described as having a “soft, cookie-dough-like texture.” R.E.D.D makes these delicious bars in five flavors, so you can enjoy your favorite while packing in the protein: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, Mint Chocolate, and Oatmeal. Made from a combination of pea, hemp, and pumpkin seed protein, they hit the spot without gluten, dairy, or any byproducts.


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