Welcome to Chowhound Recommends, Chowhound’s weekly series where our staff shares our favorite food items around a central theme. Whole Foods is obviously known for having lots of healthy organic produce, salads, and sustainably sourced seafood and meat. But they’re also a great spot to pick up a member of the most important food group of all—snacks! This week we’re rounding up our favorite go-to sweet and savory snacks available at Whole Foods.
As food writers, editors, producers, and social media managers, we’re constantly scouring the market for the latest and greatest products. And when we find a product we love, we want to shout it from the rooftops! We’re packaging up our weekly finds and sharing them with you, because we think you’ll love them too. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @Chowhound to catch us talking about our favorite products every week.
Lauren Zupkus, Senior Social Media Producer
Product Pick: Biena Dark Chocolate Roasted Chickpeas
For my very first Chowhound Recommends pick, I wanted to choose something eccentric to flex on all the foodies out there. My dreams of being unique were squashed when our video producer Guillermo matter-of-factly said he’d already had the snack before, but hey, he likes them! Chickpeas obviously don’t have a really strong taste, so the chocolate-covered ones are a good option for when you’re craving chocolate but want to sneak in some nutrition. Yay for protein! (But mostly chocolate.)
Biena Dark Chocolate Roasted Chickpeas, $7.65 on Amazon
Owen Stretch, Manager, Content Production
Product Pick: 365 Trail Mix
I chose 365 Backcountry Bundle Trail Mix as my favorite Whole Foods snack because it’s healthy and nutritious while also being delicious—a rare find! Almonds and pistachios are mixed with raisins, cranberries, and sour cherries to give this blend a filling variety.
*Editor’s note: This product is so popular it’s sold out—but we’ve linked to a similar product above (and below).
365 Everyday Value Cape Cod Trail Mix, $7.99 on Amazon
Kristin Cassidy, Director of Special Projects
Product Pick: Whole Foods Market Juju Stars
It’s no secret that I have a serious sweet tooth, and I have had a longtime crush on these Juju star gummies from Whole Foods. They are super flavorful and juicy, come in cute colors/shapes, and I feel a lot less guilty when I down an entire container than when I snack on Haribo (they must be healthy since they’re from Whole Foods, right? RIGHT?) I even put a few in a Ziploc bag and snacked on them during the cycling portion of a triathlon—they were the perfect pick-me-up when I needed a sugar boost (which is always, let’s be real).
Whole Foods Market Juju Stars, $6.99 on Instacart
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