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Back to School Snack Reviews

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What better way to get kids excited about going back to school, than going school supply shopping!

Back to School Snacks! Here are some quick, delicious snacks and drinks that are great for the lunch box or after school.


Sticky-Rice Chips

Starting with steamed Thai sticky rice, each chip is soaked in watermelon juice, then crisped and seasoned for the perfect crunchy texture. Three flavors, Original Recipe, Sriracha Spice and Coconut Crunch, and they have 30-40% less fat than regular potato chips.


Sweet Home Farms' Granola

Sweet Home Farm offers non-GMO verified granolas with absolutely no artificial colors. Granolas include Pumpkin Flax, French Vanilla, Honey Nut, Blueberry Flax, etc.

zbarCLIF Kid Zbar Filled

CLIF Kid Zbar Filled is a certified USDA organic, soft-baked bar with decadent smooth and creamy nut butter filling. This bar offers three scrumptious flavor combinations including Chocolate & Peanut Butter, Double Peanut Butter, and Apple & Almond Butter that kids can relish in every bite. CLIF Kid Zbar filled is a versatile snack bar for a range of occasions and activities, good as an afternoon snack, on-the-go snack or before/during active play.


Ghee on the Go

Perfect for including in lunch boxes, backpacks and parents' purses or briefcases. The convenient 0.7 ounce To-Go pouches offered in flavors of California Garlic, Vanilla Bean, and Original recipe are perfect to enhance toast, crackers, eggs, oatmeal and pancakes among many others.  The ghee is lactose/dairy free and derived from pasture raised, grass fed cows and has numerous health benefits including improved digestion, increased metabolism, anti-inflammatory, strengthens immunity and flexibility and much more.


Country Archer Frontier Protein Meat Bars

These make a healthy before, during or after school snack packed with 20g protein and only 1-3grams of sugar.



Nestlé Nesquik Chocolate Low Fat Milk

Made with 100% real milk and has 8g of protein in every 8 fluid ounce serving. Because Nesquik is specially packaged you can store it in your pantry. So feel free to stock up but don't forget to refrigerate after opening. It is also a great post-workout drink.


Ozery Bakery’s Snacking Rounds

The rounds, available in Apple Cinnamon, Cranberry Orange, and Muesli, are 70-calorie, bite-sized buns packed with tasty real fruit and grains for a unique snacking experience.  Eat them plain, with nut butter, or cut them in half and make sandwiches.  And, an added bonus, they are non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, use whole grains, and are free of dairy, egg, nut/tree nut, soy. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, an after-school snack, or an anytime snack.  


RAU Organic Chocolate Drinks

Full-bodied blend of cacao and unrefined organic coconut palm sugar to provide a smooth finish and flavorful experience like no other. Made from single origin, sustainably farmed, fair trade and organic cacao beans – hand selected for bold flavor and epic nutrition. High Pressure Processed to protect peak flavor and nutrients naturally found in the cacao bean’s superfood state.


Sweet Potato Wraps

Featuring high-quality, non-GMO ingredients such as pea protein and brown rice flour, these savory wraps contain no added sugar and are a nutritious alternative to conventional bread products. The wrap is free from gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts and soy, making it safe for people with food allergies and other dietary restrictions.


Planet Fuel Organic Juices

This thirst-quenching line of juices is packed with 100% refreshment and 0% refined sugars, preservatives or artificial flavors. Each refreshing beverage combines organic juices with a splash of water- lowering the natural sugar content and enhancing the thirst-quenching refreshment. Offered in 10-ounce recyclable aluminum cans (a larger portion than juice boxes and pouches), providing the perfect amount for teens and tweens to satisfy their thirst.  


Lotte Koala’s March Cookies

Delicious and adorable cookies featuring a creamy fondant filling with a crunchy outer biscuit shell. Available in both chocolate and strawberry flavors.


Rise Buddy

These gluten-free, trans-fat free chips are the wholesome alternative with an explosion of different, delicious flavors such as Sea Salt, BBQ, Pizza, and Sour Cream & Onion, these thin, crunchy snacks are the perfect buddy for any occasion or craving.

juiceJuicy Juice Splashers

A refreshing blend of fruit juice and filtered water in a pouch and are sweetened only with fruit juice. Thy feature 50% less sugar than the leading juice and contain no high fructose corn syrup, colors, or preservatives. Juicy Juice just launched a new flavor of the Splashers line, Juicy Juice Splashers Peach Tea, this is a refreshing blend of real fruit juice and tea. Juicy Juice Splashers Peach Tea contains 100% Vitamin C and is a great tasting option for kids of all ages.


Go Organically Fruit Snacks

USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit, 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and an excellent source of Vitamins A and E. Available in flavors like Fruit Medley, Mixed Berry and Tropical. Gluten-free, non-GMO, preservative-free, made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources, 70 calories per pack.


The Little Kernel

Perfect for little hands, this unique "miniature" kernel is half the size of an ordinary kernel, and comes in flavors like Sweet & Salty, White Cheddar and Truffle Sea Salt. Gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, kosher, and whole grain.


Munk Pack Protein Cookies

Giving a whole new definition to "cookie," Munk Pack Protein Cookies feature 18g of plant-protein per cookie in flavors like Double Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Raisin Spice. 
Gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, 6g of fiber, no sugar alcohols, no soy, no dairy, no eggs.


Welch’s Fruit Rolls

Featuring fruit as their first ingredient, Welch’s Fruit Rolls contain 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are an excellent source of Vitamins A & E.


Tastykake's Mini Cupcakes and Brownies

Tastykake's Mini Cupcakes and Brownies are perfectly portioned desserts coming in at under 200 calories per pack, giving lunch boxes everywhere a delicious dose of sweetness. These treats come in three bite-sized pieces per pack, making it easy to share with friends and spread the love. Products include: Mini Chocolate Swirly Cupcakes, Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Mini Candy Topped Brownies, Mini Blueberry Kruffins.


Smithfield’s Anytime Favorites Cubed Ham

This ham is the perfect addition to any family recipe, and pre-sliced so moms and dads can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with little ones. The ham is also perfectly packaged, convenient, and is perfect for a variety of recipes from sandwiches to salads to quick and easy meals.


Stonyfield Yokids 6-Pack

Not too big, not too small. These whole milk yogurt cups are just right for the whole family. And the convenient six pack makes it a great value. You’ll be a snack time hero if you keep these in your fridge. From delicious organic low-fat yogurts that your kids will love to smoothies and pouches that are made with organic ingredients, YoKids delivers the snacks you can feed good about.


Natures Addicts Snacks

Natures Addicts are bite-size treats derived 100% from fruit through a unique technology which keeps only the dry fruit extract. A little goody you can take with you anywhere, anytime thanks to the resealable zip-lock bag. They have one serving of fruit per pouch, only sugar from fruit concentrate, and no preservatives.


Falafel Chips

A unique recipe of over 21 herbs, vegetables, spices, and legumes – the Original Falafel Chips are sure to make your mouth water. They are a good source of protein and fiber, and are extremely rich in antioxidants. These chips are to hummus as tortilla chips are to salsa. They are amazing alone but are complemented very well with hummus.


Juicy Juice Organics

Juicy Juice Organics and Juicy Juice Fruitfuls Organics are two product offerings from Juicy Juice, which contain no high fructose corn syrup, no cane sugar and no artificial sweeteners. Juicy Juice Fruitfuls Organics contain ½ cup of fruit per 6.75 fl. oz. serving. It is offered in Apple Quench, Berry Cherry Burst, Orange Strawbana Blast and Punch Splash. Juicy Juice Organics contain 120% Vitamin C per 8 oz. serving and is available in Apple and Fruit Punch.


NuttZo 2Go Packs

NuttZo is a chunky nut and seed butter made with a medley of seven different organic nuts and seeds such as Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts, Flax Seeds, Pumpkin seeds and Chia Seeds. Offering savory flavors in crunchy or smooth, its 2Go packets are perfect for protein in lunchboxes or an after-school snack. No added sugar, palm oil, soy or dairy. It is certified gluten free, non-GMO project verified, certified vegan and USDA Organic. Portions of every sale go to Project Left Behind, NuttZo’s nonprofit that supports orphans around the world.

chefChef’s Cut Real Jerky

Chef’s Cut crafts deliciously tender chicken, turkey and “steak jerkies”. Made with ingredients you would find in your own kitchen, every Chef’s Cut product is gluten and nitrite free. It’s portable packaging is ideal for soccer bags, or lunch boxes, and the simple flavors make it easy for kids to find a flavor for their taste.


Pure Growth Organic

An organic snack brand (available in a variety of flavors) to keep kids fed, alert and active all summer long. Flavors include Chocolate Banana Breakfast Bar, Animal Crackers and White Cheddar Popcorn.


Volvic Water

Volvic water is untouched by man and filtered though six layers Volcanic rock. It has a unique mineral composition: calcium, magnesium, silica- which you can't get in purified tap water.


Premier Protein Bars and Shakes
Enjoy all of these 30g protein bars including Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Mint, Double Chocolate Crunch, Peanut Butter Crunch and Yogurt Peanut Crunch. Premier Protein 11 fl. oz. shakes include Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberries and Cream, Bananas & Cream, and Caramel flavors.


noosa mates

Pairing thick, velvety noosa whole milk yoghurt with high-quality toppings like crunchy granolas, roasted nuts, pretzels and premium chocolate to create a satisfying taste for any time of day. Flavors include banana chocolate peanut, coconut almond chocolate, honey cranberry almond, maple ginger and honey pretzel peanut.


Robinsons Fruit Shoot-Fruit Punch

With no sugar added and a re-sealable sports cap, this tasty fruit punch drink packs a fun, adventurous punch in every sip.

Updated: August 2017