5 Lunch Box Snacks I Discovered on Amazon

updated May 1, 2019
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As much fun as I have had discovering school snacks at Trader Joe’s with my 5-year-old or stocking up at Costco on classic snacks, there’s really something to be said for having snacks delivered to my door. Not only can I find unique snacks but, I also save myself a grocery trip and I can order those snacks on repeat as soon as I run low (and not just when I remember at the grocery store). This summer, I did some trial runs on new-to-me snacks that I could find only on Amazon. Here are my five favorites.

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  1. Wickedly Prime Roasted & Salted Plantain Chips, $3.50 for 12 ounces: From Amazon’s newish house snack brand, Wickedly Prime, these are hands-down the best plantain chips we’ve ever had. They’re super thin and crisp, making them a nice alternative to chips, but an easy companion to hummus for a more substantial afternoon snack.
  2. Bare Natural Apple Chips, $28 for pack of 24: Apple chips are a no-brainer for kids, and these Bare apple chips come already proportioned in four flavors. While some apple chips are too thin for dipping, these pair well with yogurt or peanut butter for a nice lunchtime treat.
  3. Good Health Veggie Pretzels, $14 for two (8-ounce) bags: While I’m generally not a big advocate for hiding veggies from your kids, the tender-crisp texture of these pretzel sticks makes a convincing argument for the strategy. They’re soft enough for little eaters, like my 2-year-old, and sit nicely in a lunch box alongside some cheddar cheese and apple slices.
  4. Snikiddy All Natural Mac n’ Cheese Baked Corn Puffs, $51 for 12 (4-ounce) bags: Okay, so these are basically cheese doodles — and I have zero reservations about that because they are delightfully delicious. I’d probably consider them a special-occasion treat, as they are cheesy and not super filling. And although you get a lot in a single order, they’re decently expensive.
  5. Wickedly Prime Pea Crisps, $8 for 15 (.75-ounce) bags: We fell in love with a similar pea product from Trader Joe’s last summer, but honestly these taste better and come portioned, and I don’t have to drive across town to pick them up.

What are your go-to lunch snacks from Amazon?