We accidentally tested 10 vegan snacks and there was one clear winner

What do you do when you’re hungry while you’re fresh out of organic kelp jerky and vegan white cheddar puffs made from recycled food waste? Head to your daily shop! VegNews editors studied ingredient labels and taste tested dozens of vegan snacks, and these are 10 of our favorites.

1 Peatos’ Hot Fiery Crispy Curls

Editors’ Choice!
Turn up the heat with a bag of these crunchy braids, and take a break from the craving for Cheetos. This healthy, dairy-free swap contains lentils, peas, and fava beans for a crunchy, nostalgic snack—without the animal products. However, to dislike spices, proceed with caution: Your taste buds will be flaring up.

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2 Tepache from De La Calle!

With roots in pre-Columbian Mexico, tipacheChampagne made with fermented pineapple features warm notes of cinnamon for a refreshing, slightly sweet and spicy boost. These modern notes take the spice factor with a dash of ginger and black pepper, and balance them with tangy orange, mango, and crisp apple. For your next taco Tuesday, mix a splash of tipach and citrus with tequila for an elevated, fuzzy libation.

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3Nabisco Peanut Butter & Oreos Chocolate Pie

The 110-year-old vegan cookie has seen countless flavor inventions, but this one might just take the cake — miss it, or miss it. A silky layer of two-tone peanut butter and chocolate-flavored cream filling sandwiches between crunchy graham pie-flavored wafers for a sweet treat reminiscent of a thick slice of Southern-style pie—no fork required.

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4 Coconut Chocolate Cookie from Talente

First, there was the boring watery fruit sorbet. Then came the vegan ice cream. Now, we’re back to soft drinks but with a major dairy-free upgrade thanks to the gelato experts at Talenti. The macaroon-inspired sorbetto uses fresh coconut as the base before layering it with oat flakes, dairy-free fudge and chocolate chip cookies.

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5MadeGood crunchy boxes

Pack your bags and Snap, Crackle and Pop. Our childhood crunchy, chewy marshmallows get a major vegan makeover. Made with a sneaky veggie, these crunchy brown rice squares ditch the gelatin and add blends like sweet strawberries, aromatic vanilla, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips for a lunchtime snack guaranteed to transport us back to the schoolyard.

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6 Italian Bean Lupini Snacks from Brami

When in Rome, do as the Romans have done for centuries: snack on beans! A simple blend of Italian lupine beans, water, vinegar, and various herbs and spices makes an unexpectedly vegetarian snack and a vegan powerhouse – each serving contains 12 grams of protein. For a Mediterranean taste, opt for garlic and rosemary. But to increase the heat, taste the flavors of chili or chili.

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7 Pepperidge Farm Frozen Spinners

No more great British bread to gluttony? Hang up your apron and head to the freezer the next time your sweet tooth floods you. These buttery, crusty vegan pies are stuffed with extra-sweet apples, succulent peaches, jam berries, and soft cherry fillings for an easy and exciting oven-baking dessert any time you want. Do as we do and serve a menu with a scoop of coconut and vanilla ice cream.

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8 Chomperz Seasnax

Booh bye, potato chips! For a unique snack with a crunchy, delicious bite, look no further than fluffy seaweed flakes wrapped in a light, airy layer of rice. Made with organic seaweed imported from Korea, these chips—in original flavors, onion, barbecue, and jalapeno—are begging to be crumbled over your veggie poke bowl.

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9 Pipcorn truffle popcorn

The adorably heirloom little popcorn kernels burst to perfection and finished with a touch of salt and black truffles for an umami-rich snack that even Oprah can’t get enough of (she called Pipcorn one of her favorites four times). So we say channel your inner opera and upgrade your nightly popcorn with this easy and elegant exchange.

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KIND Skip KIND Standard made with fruit and nuts infused with honey and upgrade your snack game with these vegan nut ice cream bars. Almond ice cream, peanut butter, almond milk, and mint chocolate are set in a dark chocolate bowl, dotted with chopped nuts, layers of decadent nut butter, and topped with more rich dark chocolate. Talk about raising the bar.

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This taste test first appeared in VegNews Spring 2022, and is now available at the VegNews Store!

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