8 Incredible Whole Foods Snacks You Can Buy on Amazon
10.18.17

I would love to be one of the people who hands out free samples at Whole Foods. I already excel in tasting Whole Foods snacks and feel strongly that I’d enjoy encouraging customers to do the same. It would be like working inside a gigantic gingerbread house’s worth of treats, where my professional duty was to stay abreast of the daily nosh, organic gumdrop by organic gumdrop.

Even though this is not my reality, I’ve discovered the next best thing: ordering Whole Foods snacks on Amazon. Since purchasing Whole Foods at the end of August, Amazon has been gradually making items from Whole Foods’ private label, 365 Everyday Value, available on AmazonFresh. Everyone who’s anyone knows that 365 Everyday Value happens to have some of the best snacks in the biz (the biz of snacks, in case that was unclear). Imagine my delight at the prospect of being able to purchase them with the click of a mouse, without leaving the great indoors.

Over the course of the past few months, I have diligently sampled the Whole Foods offerings on Amazon and I am here to report that they are mostly good, but some are better than good. Below are eight that, in my not-so-humble expert opinion, embody all the important characteristics of a good snack besides deliciousness (low mess, no smell, easy to share).

1. Organic Toasted Coconut Chips (Cocoa)

I saved the best for first, as is my human right. These chocolate-coated coconut chip things are SO GOOD. Also, the ingredient list is short and reassuring (organic coconut, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa powder and sea salt), so I don’t feel like I’m dispensing the processed snack equivalent of mystery meat into my body when I consume a whole bag at a time.

2. Mini Pretzel Twists

Pretzels are wonderful. Miniature things are wonderful. Combine these two things together and you get something doubly wonderful. That’s just basic snack math.

3. Organic Cashews – Roasted & Unsalted

Nuts are the perfect tide-you-over-to-the-next-meal kind of snack. I don’t particularly love almonds (sue me), but I very much enjoy cashews. Did you know their high levels of oleic acid have been shown to bolster cardiovascular health? I learned that on the internet.

4. Caribbean Mix Fruit Bars

I don’t know about you, but I like a chunky popsicle. By that I mean I like to be able to really chew on some fruit chunks as opposed to feeling like I’m just eating frozen juice. Ergo, these Whole Foods bars are right up my alley. You can actually decipher when you’re tackling a strawberry. Or a piece of mango. Or a nibble of pineapple.

5. Pitted Dates

I’m obsessed with dates. I eat them plain, I put them in smoothies, I sleep with them under my pillow, etc. They are nature’s candy!!!!!! To be honest I prefer the medjool variety, but these guys are a very solid second place contender.

6. Cheese Puffs

Cheese in puffed form is the modern-day version of biblical manna.

7. Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are described on the box as being “dappled” with rich, creamy, organic chocolate chips. The upside is that I can confirm this claim is 100% accurate. The downside is that I’m spoiled now and never want to eat a non-dappled chocolate chip cookie ever again.

8. Classic Salted Popcorn

Do I need to defend or justify the inclusion of classic salted popcorn on this list? I think not. We’re all decent, law-abiding people here.

Tell me your favorite snack in the comments. I’m so hungry I might climb inside my computer and eat whatever you type.

Photo by Edith Young, modeled by Alisha Bansal.

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  • Audrey Abrams

    Any of the 365 brand trail mixes are great, too! I keep a bag stashed in my desk at all times. Oh- and the sesame sticks are mildly addictive (probably not the healthiest thing ever but at least I’m not eating a bag of chips by the fistful??)

  • bettyblonde

    can we get someone on a Trader Joe’s beat? This would be very valuable to me, and everyone close to me

  • Alice

    Unsalted cashews??? You monster.

    I love coconut chips but I’ve forbidden myself from buying them because I have no self control.

    Also everyone should make their own popcorn, so much better! I have a designated shitty pan for it. I was going to make some right now but I’m an adult ™ and will instead reheat leftovers.

    • Aydan

      ugg agreed–there are some nuts I love without salt, but cashews UNSALTED..my mouth is dry just from thinking about it

      • Alice

        Yes and the salt brings out so much flavour. I only buy unsalted for cooking.

  • Kate

    Neither of these are companies I want to support. Damn, that dress is cute though.

  • I’m with you on cashews over almonds. Almonds are pretty much tasteless to me.

    Charmaine Ng
    Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Andrea

    Your article must be trending! (6 out of 8 products are unavailable)

    • Harling Ross

      omg! that’s cool and annoying at the same time

  • Kelsey Moody

    what a beautiful and appropriate use of “dappled”, such a pleasant word

    • Harling Ross

      right???

  • Lauren Michele

    That popcorn gives me life.

  • Baby teddy

    But where is her skirt from

    • Nora Fabian

      yes. where from? <3

  • Kattigans

    TJ’s used to have popsicles just like those Caribbean 365 pops and then they stopped making them! I was so bummed. That was 2 years ago and I still check the frozen dessert aisle just to see if they’ve made a comeback

  • Audrey JB

    Half corn popped from the bulk section but they got rid of it :((((((

  • Chocolate chip cookies and popcorn… they would be my first choice! I would eat them all in 30 minutes! xD
    http://www.fine-alchemy.blogspot.com

  • spicyearlgrey

    i’m australian, visited nyc last winter and i’ve got to say, coconut chips and trader joe’s peanut dark choc butter cups were an ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT and truly MAGICAL experiences. i honestly ate handfuls of coconut chips everyday that whole month

  • Madeline Scholl

    i literally just pulled wf cheese puffs out of my pantry. i actually call them “lifestyle puffs”