Our Favorite Snack Packs

Don’t rush to school or the office without one of these tasty snack packs


October 20, 2021
Dish of potato chips
Who’s ready for a snack? We have some great recommendations. Pixabay

God bless the marketing geniuses behind the single-serving snack packs. But where were you when I was in college and inhaling entire bags of Cool Ranch Doritos? I’m not blaming the nacho industry entirely for my “freshman 15” but I’m just saying a little convenience and portion control would have helped.

These days, thankfully, just about any snack you crave comes in a giant variety pack of single-serving bags. From cookies to chips to bunny-shaped organic fruit bites, here are five snack packs that have us drooling.

Frito-Lay Ultimate Snack Care Package, Variety Assortment of Chips, Cookies, Crackers & More, 40 Count
These crunchy products should tackle any craving. Frito-Lay

What does this pack include? (It might be easier to say what it doesn’t have.) Get your taste buds ready for: Lay’s barbecue chips, Doritos nacho cheese chips, Cheetos, Funyuns, Chester’s Flaming Hot Fries, Munchies cheese fix snack mix, Rold Gold pretzels, peanut butter crackers on cheese crackers (and on toast crackers), Grandma’s vanilla creme cookies (also in oatmeal raisin, chocolate brownie and chocolate chip flavors), Cracker Jacks, Smart Food white cheddar popcorn and Matador jerky. Whew!

Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, Variety Pack, Gluten Free, Vegan, 24 ct
These sweet bites come in four flavors – berry patch, summer strawberry, sunny citrus and tropical treat. Annie’s Organic

Snack without the guilt with these bunny-shaped treats, made without artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservations or high-fructose corn syrup. What’s left? Just tasty vegan and gluten-free snacking fun that also meets the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C.

PLANTERS Variety Packs (Salted Cashews, Salted Peanuts & Honey Roasted Peanuts), 24 Packs - Individual Bags of On-the-Go Nut Snacks - No Cholesterol or Trans Fats - Source of Fiber and Healthy Fats
A smart addition to a briefcase or lunch box. Planters

Back in the early ’70s, peanuts became the snack du jour on airline trips as low-cost carriers like Southwest wanted to compete with the big names in the aviation business (who traditionally served customers full meals). Those tasty little packs of peanuts lately have been disappearing as consumer advocates push airlines to consider the health demands of passengers with nut allergies. Still, we can’t think of a nicer snack to tuck in your backpack or briefcase for a protein boost in the mid afternoon.

Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, Gluten Free, Bulk Pack, 0.9 oz Individual Single Serve Bags (Pack of 40)
These deliver 100 percent of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C and 25 percent for vitamins A and E. Welch’s

Welch’s says fruit is the first ingredient in their snacks, which are preservative- and gluten-free. They’re also just 80 calories per pack so think of this as a smart way to get your daily dose of vitamins. Flavors include grape, peach, orange, strawberry, and raspberry.

Nabisco Sweet Treats Cookie Variety Pack OREO, OREO Golden & CHIPS AHOY!, 30 Snack Packs
These pre-portioned bags are a smart way to munch. Nabisco

Sometimes you crave being bad at snack time. Thankfully, this Nabisco snack pack pre-portions its cookies to stick between 100 and 110 calories per serving. (That should leave you a little extra space for that ice-cold glass of milk that absolutely should go with these cookies.)

Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.


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