Don’t be intimidated by the three unusual flavors: Serrano Chile, Chicharron (crispy pork rinds), and “Day at the Stadium” (beer, potato chips, and garlic). One bite of these nicely balanced, salty-sweet snacks will satisfy even your wildest cravings.
To buy: $30 for three 5-ounce packages, food52.com.
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Halfpops Aged White Cheddar
These fun nibbles are reminiscent of those partially popped kernels that remain at the bottom of every microwavable bag—only they’re smothered in cheese and won’t break teeth. Popcorn lovers, rejoice.
To buy: $23 for sixteen 2-ounce packages, amazon.com.
Created by a teenager whom wanted to make ‘healthy’ candy (his mom always confiscated his Halloween stash), these treats are creamier than their mass-market counterparts and contain no partially hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, or preservatives.
To buy: $18 for three 4-ounce packages (8 cups per package), getunreal.com.
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Annie’s Uncured Pepperoni Mini Pizza Bagels
Made with whole grains and organic ingredients, these cheesy bite-sized pies are ideal for little ones, though the whole family will want to sample.
To buy: $4 for one 6.8-ounce package, Target Stores.
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Jacobsen Salt Co. Salty Black Licorice
Black licorice is admittedly a tough sell, but this high-end salt purveyor’s chewy version—light on anise with hints of caramel—should seduce even the toughest audiences.
To buy: $30 for two 7.4-ounce packages, food52.com.
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Butter & Scotch Dark and Stormy Caramel Corn
Non-GMO popcorn that’s sugar coated in dark rum, ginger, and lime zest makes for an ideal adult snack. Shhh, no need to tell the kids.