October's new food must-haves include snacks for every fall adventure. Reach for Hu Chocolate-Covered Almonds as you binge Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Blue Moon Winter Wheat ale for the big game, or more items as you're leaf peeping. Keep clicking for all of the best that October has to offer.
Originally published on October 5, 2018
Bang Cookies Bourbon Walnut Toffee ($6): All the things you love about holiday pies is conveniently combined together in a handheld, booze-y cookie. The chewy center has crunchy bits of toffee and nuts mixed throughout and packs a punch of bourbon flavor.
Bare Strawberry Banana Chips ($4): While we are all fans of Bare’s classic banana chip in all of its baked glory, this new addition to the collection is dusted in crushed, freeze-dried strawberries to add a burst of tart flavor. It's totally reminiscent of your favorite childhood smoothie.
Banza Shells + Cacio e Pepe ($22/6 boxes): This chickpea mac has 18 grams of protein per serving and comes with a parmesan-y, black pepper cheese sauce, a twist from the norm. The pasta carries an indistinguishable flavor, while the sauce reminds us of our favorite Italian classic.
Vosges Manchego and Cherry Chocolate Bar ($8/bar): Chocolate and cheese are an undeniably odd pairing, but this bar proves they work together in flawless unison. The saltiness from the cheese and the sweet from the cherry are like an upgraded Cherry Garcia combo in the form of a smooth and silky chocolate bar.
Split PBJ/Jam Spread ($25/10 packs): The two best things in one conveniently-sized, pocket-friendly pouch. There’s something satisfying about drizzling the strawberry jelly and almond butter on a piece of toast for a midday pick-me-up. Plus, the organic, non-GMO spread won us over on deliciousness too.
Love It! Blueberry Lemon Whole Grain Snack Bars ($14/2 boxes): These plant-based oat bars are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast on those mornings you’re feeling a little rushed. With a pop of zesty lemon and a soft n’ chewy interior, these vegan treats are like a fancier version of Nutri-Grain bars.
Legally Addictive Surprise Party Crack Cookies ($22/2 boxes): One thing we know for sure, these saltine crackers coated in crisp caramel and dark chocolate go fast! Make sure to get your hands on this limited flavor, which features a blast of classic rainbow sprinkles on each cookie, before they’re gone for good in February.
Caulipower Turkey Pepperoni Pizza ($10): For the pepperoni lovers who don’t do pork, this pizza is for you. With a gluten-free, cauli-based crust that tastes just as good as conventional, yeasted thin crusts, this ‘za is a delicious way to sneak some veggies into dinner. Our only complaint is we wished it had more pepperoni on top.
Matchabar Matcha Lemonade ($19/4): The newest in a line of bottled drinks from Matchabar does not disappoint. The little afternoon pick-me-up contains 80mg of caffeine from ceremonial matcha (that’s basically just under a cup of coffee). The sweetened lemon juice and subtle notes of ginger work in harmony with the grassiness of the green tea.
Cece’s Butternut Squash Shells & Cheese ($6): This colorful twist on mac, which comes together in 10 minutes, does not disappoint. The “shells” of butternut squash keep an al dente texture even when simmered over the stove in the cheese sauce (similar to Velveeta but organic). If you’re dairy-free, they also make a vegan cheese version.
Toll House Monster Munch ($3): It’s not everyday we come across pre-made oatmeal cookie dough, let alone dotted with candy-coated chocolate gems, chocolate morsels, and peanut butter chips. Treat yo-self to these cookies that are sure to curb the sweet cravings that come up this spooky season.
Chevoo Smoked Sea Salt & Rosemary ($6): Crush your app platter by serving up a jar of these tasty, pre-marinated goat cheese cubes that are swimming in flavor-infused olive oil. You can spoon both the oil and cheese on top of avocado toasts, salads, or smeared over crackers. Once you’ve eaten all the cheese, don’t toss the oil. Use it when sauteing veggies for a double win.
Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Flavored Chai Tea ($5): This cinnamon-orange chai features tropical mango influences. The naturally sweet tea doesn’t even need a splash of milk to keep you satisfied. Try it over ice if fall weather has yet to arrive.
Coolhaus Spiked Eggnog ($6): It’s never too early to get your first taste of eggnog, even if it’s in ice cream form. Spiked with rum and layers of spiced graham cracker pieces, this special flavor is only here for the season, so stock up while you can.
Blue Moon Winter Wheat Beer ($10): The next game day calls for this winter-inspired, spiced take on the classic Blue Moon Belgian ale we know and love. Prepare yourself for a warmer way to tailgate during chilly months.
Humphry Slocombe Coconut & Shoyu Caramel ($9): With layers of shoyu (soy sauce) caramel and a coconut cream base, this frozen dessert, exclusive to Whole Foods and in partnership with Top Chef finalist Melissa King, will shock your tastebuds in the best kind of way.
MyKind Organics Golden Milk Recovery and Nourishment ($14): It’s always a struggle to make a turmeric golden milk at home that tastes half as good as the $5 version you can buy from juice bars. Alicia Silverstone feels you, which is why she developed this product with Garden of Life. Add a scoop of the powdered ginger-turmeric blend to steamed milk (we love soy, almond, or oat) for a dreamy, creamy kick in the am.
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