It’s snack time! I am way into my snacks lately and my sense of curiosity compels me to try new snack options as often as possible, so I present to you my latest greatest and most delicious favorite snacks. Fall edition.
Sweetango Apples: These apples are sweet and crisp, yet cheaper and more snack-sized than honeycrisp, and with a tiny bit more tang. I don’t usually go for apples at all, but I saw these at Trader Joes, claiming to be the tart cousin of honeycrisp, and they turned out to be pretty great. Especially when paired with…
Old Amsterdam Aged Gouda (the pale orangey one): Aged gouda is my favorite cheese of all time. It’s sharp but smooth, nutty and almost caramel-y. Sliced thin it pairs perfectly with my Sweetangos. I found Old Amsterdam at Trader Joe’s, but I have found comparable aged goudas at lots of other stores. Aged gouda. Like old, aged (I’m talking 18 months minimum). Go get some.
Cabot Farmer’s Legacy Collection Alpine Cheddar: The little ribbon on the corner of the package says “nutty and smooth with hints of swiss and parmesan!” and it’s not lying. I like my cheeses nutty apparently. This one doesn’t pair quite as well with Sweetango apples as Old Amsterdam (not that it’s bad), but it’s even more perfect on crackers. It tastes expensive and it’s about three dollars a brick. Found at Wegmans, but Cabot has a pretty wide national presence, so your local megamart probably has it.
Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea: This tea is soo spicy! And it tastes a little bit sweet even without sweetener. It’s very cinnamon-y with orange and ginger and it’s perfect for fall. I ordered mine on Amazon.
Daelmans Caramel Bites: These are the mini stroopwafels that Trader Joe’s carries. What is a stroopwafel? WELL I’ll tell you: it’s a thin waffle cookie sandwich with caramel in the middle. The flavor is pretty mild, sweet but not cloying, and the texture is crispy and chewy in the most addictive way. They beg to be dunked in your afternoon tea or coffee.
Sonoma Creamery Mr. Cheese O’s: I’m a cheese fiend, apparently. But these are practically healthy. They are made with straight up real cheese and quinoa flour which is then baked into pretty little lacy, crispy O’s. If you’ve ever had cheese crisps, these taste like those. They are also only 140 calories per bag, so I don’t bother holding back. I’ve seen these at Target, but then loved them so much I ordered a CASE on Amazon. One of the better decisions of my life.
Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups: Peanut butter cups are amazing, but dark chocolate peanut butter cups are somehow more adulty and acceptable for women of my age. Plus I prefer the taste. Trader Joe’s chocolate choices are usually pretty respectable, and this one tastes good enough to eat on it’s own. The peanut butter is amazing though, and makes these treats rather filling. I can eat two and be satisfied (for at least a few minutes).
What snacks are you chomping lately? Tell me everything!