Snacks

Guilt-free snacks that satisfy your salty and sweet cravings in one bite

Aug. 18, 2014 at 1:18 PM ET

It’s a familiar scenario when hunger pangs between meals strike: You want something to munch on but you can’t decide whether you’re in the mood for salty or sweet. While you could opt for two snacks (we won’t tell if you do) these treats are savory and sweet rolled into one delicious bite. Delight your taste buds and save your waistline. Now that’s a snack movement we can get behind!

STRONG & KIND Bars

KIND bar
KIND

A new offering from the KIND brand, these bars pack 10 grams of protein per serving and all 9 essential amino acids. (They’re also non GMO.) Available in Honey Smoked BBQ, Honey Mustard, Roasted Jalapeno, Hickory Smoked and Thai Sweet Chili.

Kettle Brand Maple Bacon Popcorn

They’ve perfected the potato chip (easily the best on the market) so it’s only natural that Kettle Brand’s new line of popcorn would be equally delightful. While all five flavors are tasty, the maple bacon is a true standout: just the right amount of salty, sweet flavor. Warning: it’s very possible to eat the entire bag in one sitting.

Madécasse chocolate bars

Salted almond bar
Madecasse

These bars, available in Salted Almond and Sea Salt & Nibs, are the creation of former Peace Corp volunteers, who, after learning that Africa grows 65 percent of the world’s cocoa yet produces less than 1 percent of the world’s chocolate, decided to change this. Now they work with local cocoa farmers to produce the bars entirely in Madagascar, saving countless acres of farmland in the process.

Dancing Deer Baking Co. Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread

What do you get when you combine the buttery sweetness of shortbread cookies with the distinct flavor of rosemary and pink sea salt? A satisfying biscuit that pairs equally well with wine and cheese or cappuccino and chocolate.

Bare Snacks Sweet ‘n Heat Crunchy Coconut Chips

Coconut chips
Bare Snacks

Made from Nom Hom coconuts grown in Thailand’s Central Plains, these small batch bites have a slightly spicy kick, a tasty complement to the coconut’s natural sweetness.

Amazing Grass Sweet & Savory Almond Energy Bars

Packed with their potent green superfoods blend which contains digestive enzymes and probiotics, these bars are also loaded with organic pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts and cashews.

Angie’s Boomchickapop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

You won’t believe this kettle corn only has 70 calories per cup! Another bonus: it’s made with just four ingredients: popcorn, sunflower oil, dried cane sugar and sea salt. And it’s Non-GMO Project Verified.

Gearharts Fine Chocolates Miso Caramels

If you like caramels, you’ll die over Gearharts’ version, which add toasted sesame seeds and Japanese miso to the mix. The umami blends perfectly with the sweetness of the handmade caramels, making for the ultimate savory sweet pick me up.

Way Better Snacks Simply Sweet Potato Chips

Loaded with sprouted grains and seeds, these are corn chips on a serious health kick. Add in the pleasing sweet potato flavor and you’ve got a chip that holds up on its own, no dip required. No GMOs either!

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