We often find ourselves in awe of all the new vegan products and overflowing piles of vegan food at Whole Foods’ hot bar, but today, we’re bringing it back to basics: snacks. Get your hands on these 10 goodies, scatter a few throughout your bag, desk drawer, or glove compartment, and when the munchies hit, you’ll be ahead of the game. 


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1. 365 Everyday Value PB&J Bites
Whole Foods has engineered a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that never gets squished or soggy. These peanut flour-coated, addictively crunchy bites bring you right back to childhood. Along with being vegan, they’re also gluten-free and kosher. 


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2. Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Cheese Pizza Snacks
While the traditional 90s version of pizza rolls consistently burned the roof of our mouths with their molten-hot explosion of marina and mozzarella, we still look back fondly on those after-school snacks. Amy’s Kitchen has veganized these childhood memories, and just like the originals, you can count on them to scorch your tastebuds. 


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4. Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs
Give peas a chance! These crunchy, bite-sized puffs made from chickpea flour give us flashbacks to junky childhood cheesy puffs but with three grams of fiber and four grams of protein per one-ounce serving, we’re not afraid to stock up on this healthily indulgent, nostalgic treat.


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5. Biena Cinnamon Crunch Chickpea Snacks
Those looking for a nut-free or lighter snacking option should dip their hand into a bowl of these lightly sweet, cinnamony chickpea snacks. These crunchy roasted bites are perfect the go-to for the health-minded snacker; they’re packed with protein and fiber, and they have 75 percent less fat than dry-roasted peanuts. 


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6. Alter Eco Cherry & Almond Butter Coconut Clusters
These sweet and salty bites hit all the texture notes: crispy, flaky, crunchy, and even a bit chewy, thanks to the dried cherries. Pop a few clusters after a long meeting or never-ending, mid-afternoon work slump to perk yourself up. 


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7. PopCorners Flex Protein Crisps, Barbecue
These savory, gluten-free protein crisps (let’s be real: they’re really chips) contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and four grams of fiber. This combo will keep you full and prevent you from getting hangry at 4pm and your dinner reservations aren’t until 8pm.


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8. LesserEvil Organic Popcorn, Sweet & Salty
It’s kettle corn, but vegan and with half the sugar! Two cups weighs in at a light 110 calories, so settle in for a long Netflix-and-chill session with a large bowl of this salty-sweet organic popcorn nestled in your lap. 


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9. Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips, Lime
Plain tortilla chips are merely vessels for salsa, but these Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, lime-flavored chips are craveworthy on their own. Grab a bag for your next game day get-together and be the party MVP. 


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10. Smart Sweets Peach Rings
One might argue that candy is not an appropriate snack food, but these low-sugar, low-calorie, stevia-sweetened vegan gummies are the exception. They satisfy our need to munch without adding to our waistlines, and without any sugar alcohols, they taste delightful.  


Jarone Ashkenazi is a freelance writer who has been vegan since January 2013 and covers travel, food, and luxury items. 

Photo credit: Whole Foods Market, Lesser Evil Snacks

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