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The Best Snacks We Tried in 2019

When you're craving something sweet or savory, reach for one of these editor-approved snacks. We found the best chips, candies, dips and more in 2019.

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

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Bubba's Fine Foods Savory Vegan Banana Chips | Garlic Parm, 2.7oz (Pack of 8)via amazon.com

Bubba’s ‘Nana Chips

Available in fun flavors like Blazing Buffalo and Grand Garlic Parm, this crunchy snack has 90% less sugar than traditional banana chips. We love ’em for their good-for-you ingredients list and indulgent taste. Or try one of our healthy snack ideas you can make at home.

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Tru Fru RASPBERRY PACK | 100% Freeze-Dried Fresh Raspberries Covered in Premium Dark Chocolate. 6ct-Pack Case, 4.2oz, 24 Servings (6-Raspberry)via amazon.com

Tru Fru

Put aside your snap judgments about freeze-dried fruit. These tasty morsels capture the sweet flavor of fresh fruit, then get a satisfying dunk in dark chocolate. We’ve been snacking on the strawberry, raspberry, coconut and banana ‘frus all year long. Prefer to make your snacks at home? Be sure to check out the 100 snacks you not making (yet!).

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Gold Emblem Stuffing-Flavored AlmondsCourtesy CVS

Gold Emblem Stuffing-Flavored Almonds

We didn’t know it was possible, but these stuffing-flavored almonds manage to pack in all the flavor of your favorite Thanksgiving side into a single package. (Just like these fall snacks!) This snack transported us back to grandma’s holiday table with just one bite.

Available at CVS.

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GROUND UP PDX Holiday Nut Butter Tasting Flight 3 Count, 4 OZvia amazon.com

GroundUp Nut Butters

Sure, you could eat your banana plain. Or, you could smother it in this honey-sweetened nut butter. We love that the butters are full of fun flavors—like Coconut Cardamom with Chia Seed—and that each jar helps #spreadgood by aiding homeless women.

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Nature's Bakery Gluten Free Fig Bars, Original Fig, 6- 6 Count Boxes of 2 oz Twin Packs (36 Packs), Vegan Snacks, Non-GMOvia amazon.com

Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Bars

For a quick, on-the-go snack, try these gluten-free (and vegan!) bars. They fit into pretty much any dietary lifestyle, and we love that they’re appreciated in kid and adult lunchboxes alike. Get more kid-friendly snack ideas.

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Life's Grape Raisinsvia amazon.com

Life’s Grape Raisins

Yes, you’ve had raisins before—but not like this. These portable morsels are dried on the vine, ensuring they reach peak flavor capacity. Find them in classic and mini sizes. (Or, our personal favorite, dipped in dark chocolate.)

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Cinnamon Churro by SMASHMALLOWvia amazon.com

Smashmallows

Go ahead and keep a bag of Smashmallows in your snack drawer—we won’t judge. These gourmet treats come in tons of sweet flavors, but we couldn’t stop eating the Cinnamon Churro variety.

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X-Treme Sour Smarties Assorted Flavor Candy Rolls, 5 oz, Pack of 3via amazon.com

Smarties Sour

Your favorite childhood candy just got a major upgrade. These Sour Smarties are so easy to snack on, and they’re perfect for sharing.

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Just the Cheese Bars, Crunchy Baked Low Carb Snack Bars. 100% Natural Cheese. High Protein and Gluten Free, Grilled Cheese (12 Two-Bar Packs)via amazon.com

Just the Cheese Bars

Satisfy your 3 p.m. craving for something salty, crunchy and cheesy. These savory snacks are low in carb, rich in protein and all-around delicious.

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Nordi Chocolate Barsvia amazon.com

Nordi Chocolate Bars

If you’re looking for a snack that doubles as an experience, check out Nordi chocolate bars. Each flavor is more wild than the next. We’re still dreaming about that Raspberry and Tangy Licorice flavor. Here are more incredible chocolate brands you haven’t heard of.

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Kettle Brand Apple Cider Vinegar Chips dcourtesy kettle brand

Kettle Brand Apple Cider Vinegar Chips

Slightly more mellow than regular S&V chips, this apple cider version is our go-to fall snack. Since they’re only available for a limited time, we plan to stock up on every bag we can get our hands on!

Available at select retailers.

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Belgian Boys Mini Stroopwafels 60 Count Authentic Dutch Caramel Wafflesvia amazon.com

Belgian Boys Snacks

Need a crunchy snack? Got it. How about something soft? Yep. Dipped in chocolate? Check! Belgian Boys’ wide variety of European wafel snacks have us wishing our coffee break could come sooner.

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Good Foods Dipsvia amazon.com

Good Foods Dips

These delicious dips make it easy to eat your veggies. Available in several fresh flavors—like Artichoke Jalapeno and Avocado Salsa—we plan to serve Good Foods at all of our upcoming parties.

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Kalahari Biltong Air-Dried Beefvia amazon.com

Kalahari Biltong Air-Dried Beef

Move over, jerky. We’re obsessing over this air-dried Biltong. It has no sugar, gluten or GMOs, and it’s free of artificial preservatives.

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Newfangled Confections Classic Peanut Frittlevia amazon.com

Newfangled Confections Classic Peanut Frittle

If you’ve ever (almost) broken a tooth on a piece of peanut brittle, you need to know about frittle. It’s the perfect mash-up between crispy brittle and soft, chewy fudge. Your tastebuds (and teeth) will thank you.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.
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