If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly thinking about food and the next thing you’re about to eat. I embarked on a quest to find the best new snacks each month on grocery shelves (and major retailers), and there were so many options, it was hard to narrow it down.
Scroll on to see what’s catching eyes on shelves recently, and make sure you mark down those that deserve a spot in your shopping cart.
Crazy Richard’s Cashew Butter ($11)
Cashews don’t naturally contain as much oil as peanuts and almonds do, so when you grind them up alone, it makes more of a sticky paste than a butter. To make up for this, Crazy Richard’s added natural sunflower oil to help it reach that smooth spreadable consistency. Available at major retailers nationwide.
Wild Friends Nut Butter + Oats ($3.49)
This breakfast option is an oatmeal cup with a convenient 1 oz. packet of Wild Friends nut butter in the lid for an added boost of protein, healthy fats and flavor. The oats provide a healthy breakfast option for people on-the-go. And best part, they are double the protein of normal oatmeal cups, low in sugar, made with a few simple ingredients and easy to prep — all you need is hot water and 3 minutes. Available at Sprouts nationwide (more retailers to come).
Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds ($4.79 per bag)
The new line comes in in four flavors: Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Truffle, Garlic, Herb and Olive Oil, and Rosemary and Sea Salt. The almond skins are removed for a smooth texture and nutty crunch. The almonds are then roasted, seasoned, and cured with a blend of herbs and spices to create a rich and savory taste. Available at retailers nationwide — including Walmart, Walgreen’s, Safeway, Stop & Shop, plus Amazon.com.
La Brea Bakery Reserve Demi Baguettes ($2/Loaf)
A hearth-baked baguette made with single-origin, heirloom Fortuna wheat flour grown in Big Sky Country, Montana. Available at Kroger’s nationwide.
Jif Power Ups Creamy Clusters ($3.49)
Peanut butter center rolled in toasted oats…need I say more? Three flavors available: Apple Cinnamon, Classic Peanut Butter and Strawberry. Available at major retailers nationwide.
SMASHMALLOW ($3.99 per 4.5 oz bag)
For a better-for-you sweet treat with natural, gluten-free ingredients, SMASHMALLOW offers new fun flavors like Cookie Dough, Cinnamon Churro, Mint Chocolate Chip, and more. These ring in at just 80 calories per 4 mallows (hello s’mores!). Available at retailers nationwide — including Target, REI, Sprouts, Gelson’s, Fred Meyer, Fairway, and more.
Elevation by Millville High Protein Bars ($5.99)
The Elevation line is exclusively available at ALDI and has the same benefits as national protein bars, but at a more affordable price. The Elevation by Millville High Protein Bars have 20g of protein and won the 2017 Product of the Year and Best New Product Award. Available at Aldi’s nationwide.
Breyers delights Minis ($4-pack is $4.49-$5.79)
You’re familiar with the traditional Breyers delights that hit stores in recent months. But now you can indulge in the entire cup with the new minis (and not feel guilty)! The minis come in two flavors to start:
- Vanilla Cupcake, a festive treat made with low-fat vanilla ice cream, cupcake batter and loaded with sprinkles at just 80 calories per cup.
- Creamy Chocolate is made with rich, creamy low-fat chocolate ice cream and real cocoa at just 70 calories per cup.
Available at major retailers nationwide.
Larabar Brownie Bites ($11)
Delicious truffle-like bites made from real food to satisfy your sweet craving. Made with almonds, dates, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and sea salt. The re-sealable pouch lets you dip in at any time and seal back up for another day (or later). Available at Target, Walmart and CVS.
ONE Brands Gluten-Free Bars ($2.49)
ONE bars offer flavors like Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake (NEW), Birthday Cake, Maple Glazed Doughnut, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and more with 20 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar per serving. ONE makes for a perfect lunchbox swap, breakfast on-the-go, gym bag essential, or anytime treat. Available at retailers nationwide including Target, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, Vitamin Shoppe, and GNC.
Arla Snack Cheese ($4.49 per 6oz bag)
Perfect for a lunchbox or as an afternoon snack, Arla Snack Cheese is now in the dairy aisle in convenient bars — perfect for on-the-go snacking. Comes in three varieties: Cheddar, Havarti and Gouda. Available at major retailers nationwide such as Albertson’s, Safeway, Sam’s Club, Meijer, Bashas and Harris Teeter.
Gem Gem Sweet Ginger Candy ($2.88 per 5oz bag)
Gem Gem chewy ginger candy is made from fresh ground ginger puree, pure cane sugar and lemon. Comes in four flavors: Zesty Lemon, Oh, Oh, Orange, Just Ginger, and Gimme More Mango. Available in the Asian food aisle of Walmart stores nationwide; Zesty Flavor only.
Nature Nate’s Honey Maple Syrup ($9.99)
This new blend combines the sweetness of 100% Pure & Unfiltered Honey and high-quality maple syrup, without unnecessary additives or artificial sweeteners. Add it to your waffles or pancakes, mix it in with your morning coffee or incorporate it into delicious desserts and savory dishes for unparalleled flavor. Available at Kroger and Sprouts nationwide.
Bolthouse Farms B Strong Chocolate Protein ($2.99)
Fresh on the shelf in recent months, Bolthouse Farms B Strong Chocolate protein shakes have a creamy and smooth texture, 70% lower sugar and contain 16 grams of protein. The shakes were created as better-for-you protein options that deliver nutritional benefits without sacrificing taste. Available nationwide in the refrigerated protein section of retailers such as Kroger and Giant Eagle.
Ozery Bakery Snacking Rounds ($3.99–4.59)
At 60 calories per bun, these new takes on a healthier carb-filled bun are a great snack for kids lunchboxes or as an little afternoon indulgence. You can eat as is or top with your favorite spread. They’re non-GMO, free from preservatives, colors and flavors. Available at stores nationwide beginning June 2018.
Gold Emblem Abound BBQ Quinoa Chia Chips ($1.19)
Although this brand is exclusive to CVS, and isn’t a true grocery destination, CVS does offer a wide range of convenient and affordable snacks and grocery products. It’s great if you’re in a time crunch and need to grab something quick at a local CVS (which are everywhere). Available at CVS Pharmacys nationwide.
Hudsonville Creamery Blend Vanilla ($5.29)
Fresh milk and cream and the highest quality 4-fold vanilla make this the benchmark of the Hudsonville lineup. Be mindful: Contains 13% butter fat for a creamy, dense vanilla. Available in the Midwest at stores like Walgreens, Kroger, Meijer, Mariano’s, Pete’s Fresh Market, Berkots, Caputo’s, Tony’s Fresh Market.
Annie’s Bunny Grahams ($3.39)
Gluten-free and made with 8 grams of whole grain, Annie’s Organic Bunny Grahams are the perfect size for toddler hands and grown-up handfuls. These delicious treats are available in Honey Bunny, Chocolate, Chocolate and Cinnamon flavors. Available at retailers nationwide in addition to Amazon, Target and Vitacost.
Annie’s Organic White Cheddar Bunny Tail Puffs ($3.89)
Unlike ordinary cheese puff snacks, Annie’s Organic Cheddar Cheesy puffs are gluten-free, baked (not fried!), and made with 8 grams of whole grains per serving. They are covered with real cheddar cheese — without any of the yucky artificial stuff.
Yasso Pints ($$4.99-$5.79)
Available in eight flavors like Coffee Brownie Break and Caramel Pretzel-Mania, each pint contains four servings, which range from 100 to 150 calories with 1 to 5 grams of fat and 5 to 7 grams of protein. Available at retailers nationwide like Target and Walmart.
True Lemon Iced Tea ($3.99)
True Lemon Iced Tea balances premium black tea, the fresh-squeezed taste of lemon and some natural sweetness so now you can enjoy refreshing iced tea goodness anytime, anywhere. Available online or at select retailers nationwide.
Moon Cheese ($4.99)
Moon Cheese is high in protein, all natural, gluten-free and an excellent source of calcium. It’s convenient, does not require refrigeration and the only ingredient in Moon Cheese is cheese. And, it’s available in four delicious varieties: Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella and Pepper Jack. Available at Target, CVS, Starbucks, and Weis and Giant nationwide.
HipChick Farms Organic Teriyaki & Ginger Chicken Meatballs ($7.99)
These organic gluten-free teriyaki ginger chicken meatballs are a perfect appetizer, or delicious served with noodles or rice. They come fully cooked and frozen — ready to eat in about ten minutes. Available at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger, and select retailers nationwide.
Skinny Cow® Protein Sandwiches ($4.99)
An irresistible combination of two favorite essentials — crave-worthy chocolate cookies and creamy light ice cream — with the addition of protein. The new Protein Sandwiches have 8 grams of protein and less than 200 calories each. The sandwiches are available in two flavors — Vanilla Bean Forever and For Love of Chocolate. Available at retailers nationwide.
Emmy’s Organics Peanut Butter Cookies ($5.99–6.99 for 6-oz. resealable pouches)
These new cookies are a healthy, guilt-free way to satisfy sweet cravings. These are made with zero artificial ingredients and are certified USDA organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and paleo-friendly. Great atop smoothies, sprinkled in ice cream, or as a tasty treat straight from the bag. Available at grocery stores and retailers nationwide.
Munk Pack Protein Cookies ($16.79 per 6-pack)
These cookies contain 18G of plant-based protein and 6G of fiber per cookie. Even better, the cookies are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and available in four flavors: Coconut White Chip Macadamia, Double Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin Spice. Available at Target nationwide.