18 Crazy-Addictive Snacks You Need to Try
Year after year, the Winter Fancy Food Show proves itself to be a great place to scout out the best new snacks, sweets, drinks, and more. We did the legwork for you; here are 18 highly curated snacks (about 80,000 products are exhibited annually) that you need to know.
— Additional reporting by Anna Monette Roberts
Boat Street Pickles Pickled Raisins
Vinegar-plumped raisins completely changed our kale-salad game, so when we saw pickled raisins from Renee Erickson, the same restauranteur that wrote the kale-salad recipe, we had high hopes. Our hunch was spot-on; they're plump, juicy, and tangy, and they would be wonderful on a pork chop or as part of a cheese plate.
One Potato Two Potato Root Vegetable Chips
One Potato Two Potato Root Vegetable Chips come out next month. The thick veggie chips offer a nice crunch and robust flavor with just enough salt to season each bite.
Epic Uncured Bacon Jerky Bites
Epic Uncured Bacon Jerky Bites are like jerky for those who don't love conventional jerky's leathery, tough-to-chew texture. Plus, who doesn't want another excuse to eat bacon?
Eat Well Embrace Life Zesty Sriracha Carrot Hummus
If you already snack on carrots dipped in hummus, Eat Well Embrace Life Zesty Sriracha Carrot Hummus will no doubt win you over. The carrot adds sweetness, while the sriracha adds zing.
Angie's Boom Chicka Puff White Cheddar
Like Pirate's Booty but cheesier (and frankly, better), Angie's Boom Chicka Puff White Cheddar is dangerously good.
Lucy's Granola Toffee Crunch
Lucy's Granola Toffee Crunch neither tastes too wholesome nor too indulgent; it packs in plenty of bittersweet chocolate flavor without too much sweetness. We'd eat it out of hand or as an ice cream topping.
Cheddar Moon Cheese
At first glance, Cheddar Moon Cheese looks like an ordinary cheese puff, but they're much more akin to a frico than a Cheeto.
Nature’s All Organic Roasted Corn
Freeze-dried fruit has been popular for years, and now freeze-dried veggies are gaining momentum in the snack world too. One of our favorites is Nature’s All Organic Roasted Corn. The charred, sweet morsels taste great alone; we can also imagine they'd be great sprinkled on tacos or Mexican-themed salads.
Veggie-Go's Carrot Ginger
Veggie-Go's Carrot Ginger is like a grown-up take on fruit leather. Be warned: these pack a major ginger kick in a way you'll either love or hate.
Saffron Road Korean BBQ
When it comes to packaged crunchy chickpeas, you can do no better than Saffron Road, and the company's latest flavor, Saffron Road Korean BBQ, is no exception.
If Nutella and vanilla frosting were swirled together in a jar, you'd essentially have Fundelina Chocolate-Vanilla, a sweet and all-too-addictive spread for toast, crepes, and eating by the spoonful.
Clif Family Winery Lemon Ginger Almonds
Combine exceptionally high-quality almonds, zesty lemon flavor, and a pinch of candied ginger, and you have Clif Family Winery Lemon Ginger Almonds, a salty-sweet snack we adore.
Mr Cheese O's Cheddar
Like a less delicate cheese crisp (aka frico), Mr Cheese O's Cheddar serves double-duty as snack or salad component.
Blue Hill Beet Yogurt
Blue Hill Beet Yogurt is far less odd both in concept and in flavor than it may seem on the the surface. Tangy, earthy, and just slightly sweet from the beets, this silky-smooth yogurt would make for a great afternoon pick-me-up.
Oolala Saffron and Olive Oil Potato Chips
If you’re bored of truffles and looking for another fancy flavor to amp up your potato chips, look no further than Oolala Saffron and Olive Oil Potato Chips. The crisp, kettle-style chips truly represent their intended flavor, as there are obvious red strands of saffron on each bite.
Laiki Black Rice Crackers
Laiki Black Rice Crackers are as pared down and sleek as the brand's minimalist packaging. In this case, simplicity is a great thing indeed.
Pop Art Tandoori Yogurt Popcorn
Sriracha isn’t the only red spice flavoring snacks. Pop Art Tandoori Yogurt Popcorn tastes exactly like the tandoori spices used in the famous Indian chicken with a slight tang from the yogurt powder.