These 5 Snacks Will Supercharge Your 2018

We love staying on top of the latest trends, especially when it comes to delicious, healthy snacks.

We’ve pulled together a list of the snacks to watch in 2018. These are the goodies we think your friends will be talking about this year. Or, better yet – impress your friends by being the first in your group to introduce these trendy treats.

Country Archer Rosemary Turkey Stick

Country Archer Rosemary Turkey Stick

If your Paleo friends haven’t yet brought up Country Archer Rosemary Turkey Sticks, then you need to let them know what’s up as soon as possible. One taste will prove that a true culinary experience can be delivered in a stick.

Country Archer’s certified Paleo sticks have no sugar, hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, nitrites, gluten, or monosodium glutamate (MSG). Everything they do have will make you smile. The sticks are packed with protein, fiber, rosemary, basil, thyme, and lots of feel-good flavor.

Why it’s buzzworthy: These sticks pack the flavor of a beautiful Thanksgiving turkey into a little package you can put in your pocket.

Drop knowledge: Country Archer does not use nitrates or nitrites, common preservatives. When your friends ask what makes this fact new and noteworthy, you can tell them that nitrates and nitrites are chemical compounds, often added to packaged meats so products can camp out on grocery shelves for months – but that can damage cells and even lead to cancer under certain conditions. Country Archer keeps things fresh and clean!

SmashMallow Mint Chocolate Chip Snackable Marshmallows

SmashMallow Mint Chocolate Chip Snackable Marshmallows

We love s’mores, but this is the year when marshmallows fly solo as an unforgettable snack that packs a dose of refreshing nostalgia. (They could also not fly solo and make an appearance in some pretty mean s’mores if you’re into that. And let’s face it, we’re all into that.)

Friends who have ever been caught with their hand in the marshmallow bag will applaud a snack that makes munching on mallows socially acceptable. And if your health-nut friends appear horrified by your “reckless” snack selection, you can let them know these sweet treats actually aren’t bad for you. They’re made with organic cane sugar and other pure and simple ingredients, such as tapioca syrup, grape juice, and spirulina. One serving has just 80 calories and a negligible 0.5 grams of fat.

Why it’s buzzworthy: SmashMallows invite you to do what you’ve always wanted to do: freely and openly snack on marshmallows without fear of retribution.

Drop knowledge: We doubt your friends will ever get tired of snacking on these delicious marshmallows, but go ahead and let them know they can mix it up and use SmashMallows just like any other marshmallow. You can drop SmashMallows in hot cocoa, bake them into a crispy rice bar, or add them to your s’mores.

Incredi-Puffs Cheesy Cheddar & Sour Cream and Sizzlin’ Sriracha

Incredi-Puffs Cheesy Cheddar & Sour Cream and Sizzlin' Sriracha

Introducing your friends to Incredi-Puffs might just fill you with pride, like that time you introduced your coworker to that perfect girl he’s still dating. These puffs could easily become anyone’s snacking main squeeze. They really do have the complete package: drool-worthy flavor, plant-based ingredients, and a sense of humor.

The Cheesy Cheddar & Sour Cream Puffs capture the rich, creamy flavor of the best baked potato you’ve ever had. (You know the one.) The flavor is perfect for those who love comfort food more than anything else and hate the caloric price tag that comes along with creamy foods.

The Sizzlin’ Sriracha Puffs are perfect for daring palettes looking to spice up their lives. They provide the flavor of your favorite spicy takeout without the extra calories. Plus, these puffs provide a low-commitment way for Sriracha holdouts to see what they’ve been missing.

Why they’re buzzworthy: Incredi-Puffs are made with a unique blend of plant-based ingredients. We’ve never seen their combination of cornmeal, navy beans, and potatoes in a snack before, and the result is deliciously unforgettable.  

Drop knowledge: These snacks steer clear of the deep fryer. Pressure and heat make the plant-based morsels puff, providing a light, yet crispy, texture you can’t resist.

Forager Project Chipotle BBQ Greens Pressed Vegetable Chips

Forager Project Chipotle BBQ Greens Pressed Vegetable Chips

Aren’t we all trying to get more vegetables in our lives? Well, we’re all in luck, because we think 2018 will give us a variety of creative new ways to eat our veggies. Case in point: Forager Project Chipotle BBQ Greens Pressed Vegetable Chips.

Absolutely wow your juicing friends by telling them they don’t always have to suck up their extra veggies through a straw. These one-of-a-kind chips are made from pressed vegetables and herbs, including cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, romaine, collards, fennel, parsley, and basil. Plus, everything else in the chips is squeaky clean as well. We’re talking sprouted brown rice, sea salt, millet flour, and red quinoa seeds.

Oh and did we mention the chips taste good, too? These snacks are popping with sultry, smoky flavors of chipotle, garlic, and paprika.

Why it’s buzzworthy: Even your favorite juicery will be impressed with the list of vegetables and herbs pressed into these delicious chips. The BBQ flavor is packed with nine of your favorite green things, including kale and collards.

Drop knowledge: These chips are Rainforest Alliance Certified™, which means they meet the Rainforest Alliance’s standards for environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Yomms Coco Twist
Yomms Coco Twist

How do you make the flavor combo of coconut and caramel more heavenly? Easy. Add crispy, delicious pecans.

It’s a super-classy spin on traditional nuts – Yomms Coco Twist Pecans are covered with a thin layer of sweet caramel and sprinkled with coconut. It’s everything we’ve been dreaming about and then some.

Why it’s buzzworthy: Yomms sources some of the largest pecans out there. We’re not even bragging. We’re pumped to add something other than berries and crispy bananas to our nut-mix repertoire.

Drop knowledge: Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals. Impressed? So were we.