This has been a record year for snacking. Even before the covid-19 pandemic, up to 42% of consumers were eating more than three snacks per day. Throughout the pandemic, snack sales have continued to grow, with salty snack sales on the rise for items like potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips, and crackers.
Still, there is plenty of untapped potential in the snack market—for example, have you considered gifting a nice snack basket to someone who is otherwise difficult to shop for? Sure, you cold overpay for a company to deliver middling treats to your loved one. Or, you could create a one-of-a-kind custom care package that’s sure to delight. (Plus, you’ll get way more bang for your buck this way!)
Whether you’re snacking or buying for someone else, here are some of the best snacks the internet has to offer.
Almonds get a delicious upgrade with this tasty treat—more almonds. Almonds are delicious on their own, but a white chocolate almond butter coating gives them just the right amount of sweetness.
Peanut butter filled pretzels are another snack that perfectly fulfills those salty/sweet cravings. With a crunchy exterior and a creamy peanut butter filling, you won’t be able to eat just one.
Nutella is probably the most well-known chocolate spread out there, but the sweet spread isn’t for everyone. 88 Acres’ Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter is slightly pricier, but it’s a luxe, delicious treat. Despite the rich chocolatey flavor, it doesn’t contain tons of sugar, making it a delicious yet healthier alternative to Nutella. Plus, it’s also safe for people with nut allergies.
If you’re looking for a straightforward snack with simple ingredients, look no further than Parm Crisps. These tasty morsels are basically just parmesan cheese baked with seasoning until they turn into crunchy, lacy crisps. Perfect for dipping, or to munch on their own.
Another healthy snack, these fruit chips are essentially just baked fruit slices. They’re a little but not overly sweet, with a satisfying crunch.
Alright, enough with the healthy snacks. These thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies are delicious on their own, dunked into a glass of milk, or in other desserts like a trifle or simple bowl of ice cream. Tate’s also makes tons of flavors aside from chocolate chip.
Few things will make you feel fancier than a jar of fig jam. This delightful preserve pairs well with ham and cheese (especially brie), spreads easily over your favorite cracker, and can be used in a variety of dressings, glazes, and marinades. Or, simply spread it over toast instead of jelly or peanut butter.
Ghiradelli is known for its quality chocolate and baking products, and expect the same high quality from this hot cocoa mix. Perfect for chocoholics and hot cocoa purists, this mix creates a richly flavored, smooth hot chocolate.
Looking for stocking stuffers? These individual packets of hot chocolate are a great candidate. Fun flavors like mint, salted caramel, and French vanilla provide plenty of variety so your recipients can treat themselves to a different cup every time. Plus, they come perfectly portioned, so you can even take them on the go.
Get all the flavor of a brownie without all the calories with these packages of Brownie Brittle. (A great gift for the person who eats all of the edge pieces from a pan of brownies.) Brownie Brittle also comes in a variety of flavors, in case your recipient isn’t so much a fan of regular brownies, but can’t get enough of salted caramel everything.
If you prefer savory snacks over something sweet, these smoked sausages are top of the line. Plus, they contain 10g of protein per serving and come in a variety of flavors.
The great thing about gourmet marshmallows is that they’re perfect for making a cup of hot chocolate a little more decadent, or you can eat them on their own. This Smashmallows variety pack comes with four of their best-selling flavors: Cinnamon Churro, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberries & Cream, and Cookie Dough.