Our All-Time Favorite Grocery Store Snacks

In a world of endless choice, sometimes you just want a friend to tell you the one thing to buy. Let us be that friend! Out of all the taste tests we've done over the years, these picks came out on top. 


Beer Flats Pilsner Crackers


Beer is baked right into these sturdy multigrain flats, giving them a subtle malty flavor. Enjoy with prosciutto.

To buy: $8.50 for 5.5 oz.; mouth.com.

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Quinn Parmesan & Rosemary Popcorn


A savory organic snack that offers the texture of stovetop corn with the convenience of the microwave.

To buy: $10 for 3 boxes; amazon.com.

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Cabot Alpine Cheddar


Smooth like Cheddar but nutty like Parmesan, this pick is just as suitable for a kid’s grilled cheese as it is for a gourmet party platter.

To buy: $3 for 6 oz.; at grocery stores.

Photo by cabotcheese.coop


Sixpoint Brewery The Crisp


This beer lives up to its name: It’s refreshingly crisp, with a floral aroma — pleasing light-beer drinkers and India pale ale diehards alike. Plus, the cans chill quickly, so you’ll be ready for last-minute company.

To buy: $12 for 6 12-oz. cans; at grocery stores.

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Claussen Kosher Dill Spears


These reign supreme thanks to a superb balance of vinegar, salt, and spices.

To buy: $4 for 24 oz.; walmart.com.

Photo by Danny Kim

Powell & Mahoney Bloody Mary Mixer


We love the fresh tomato flavor and spicy horseradish kick in this mixer. Just add vodka, tequila, or a lager for micheladas.

To buy: $9 for 25.36 oz.; amazon.com.

Photo by powellandmahoney.com