April Will Shower You With These 26 Delicious New Foods and Drinks
New snacks and drinks will shower you with deliciousness this April. Here are the best grocery store arrivals, including cheesy chips and CBD sweets.
Wholesome Organic Caramel Almond Brittle Thins ($4): These quinoa-based crisps taste unbelievably similar to peanut brittle. They are sweet, crunchy, and nutty in every bite, yet have a fraction of the sugar and none of the annoying stickiness.
Coolhaus Dairy-Free Cookies & Cream Sammie ($6): This is the kind of indulgent dessert that you’ll intend to share with a friend and then devour yourself. The fudgy chocolate cookies are dense but easy to chew, which means the fluffy, can’t-believe-it’s-not-dairy ice cream doesn’t squish messily out of the sides.
Biena Aged White Cheddar Baked Chickpea Puffs ($4): A more allergy-friendly alternative to corn-based cheese puffs, Biena’s airy, cheddar-y chickpea snacks practically dissolve as soon as they hit your tongue. This makes it very hard not to polish off a bag in seconds.
Barùkas Nuts ($14): These ooblong, dark-hued baru nuts hail from Brazil and taste similar to roasted almonds. However, they have more fiber and antioxidants and 25 percent fewer calories from fat.
Barnana Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Organic Chewy Banana Bites ($5): These chewy bites keep imperfect bananas from going to waste. Snacking on them is like eating a chocolate-covered banana on the beach but without the mess or brain freeze.
B Sweet Nitro Thai Tea ($5): As Thai tea lovers, we’re thrilled to have found this low-sugar, dairy-free substitute to the sweet classic. The drink is creamy from oat milk and nitrogen, and each can has just 45 calories and about half the caffeine of a cup of coffee.
Base Culture Keto Bread ($10): While a little dry if you eat it untoasted, this keto-friendly bread is the closest we’ve seen to a classic sandwich loaf. Toasted and slathered with salted butter, it’s a satisfying low-carb accompaniment to scrambled eggs.
SunChips Sun Puffs ($3): SunChips’ first newly shaped chips — made with Monterey jack, cheddar, gouda, and mozzarella cheeses — taste just like the wavy classic with added pleasure from the puffiness.
Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle ($4): Chocolate Chip and Meyer Lemon Blondies are just as crispy and addictive as the original line of Brownie Brittle.
Hippie Snacks Cauliflower Crisps ($5): Made with cauliflower, brown rice flour, and lots of herbs and seeds, Classic Ranch Cauliflower Crisps are a healthier, grease-free take on Cool Ranch Doritos.
Gac Energy Fruit Drink ($24/6): This sugar-free, antioxidant-packed sparkling drink is made from gac fruit, a reddish-orange melon that grows in Southeast Asia and Australia. We prefer Energy for its lively green tea and ginseng notes, which disguise the unusually tart flavor of the gac fruit.
Jeni’s Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Truffle ($12): The standout of Jeni’s just-launched dairy-free collection, Dark Chocolate Truffle tastes like pure rich chocolate with no detectable coconut or iciness. It might sting to spend $12 on a pint of ice cream, though it will feel more than justified when you taste the quality.
Lay's Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese ($2): Imagine Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream with the umami turned way up, and you have blissfully crispy Beer Cheese.
Follow Your Heart Dairy-Free Cherry Yogurt ($2): California-based Follow Your Heart recently expanded its product offerings to retail stores, and that is a blessing for us all. We’re suckers for most of the brand’s vegan yogurts. Cherry has a really special juicy tartness.
Revive Sparkling Kombucha ($3): If the taste of kombucha is too funky for you, opt for this canned beverage. It tastes more like sparkling water and is available in fruity flavors like Mango Orange and Strawberry Lemon. The drinks are shelf-stable, so you can keep them out of the fridge without them getting overly vinegary.
Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets ($5): These nuggets master the ratio of crunchy, salty pretzel to creamy, slightly sweet peanut butter. They're also sorghum-based, which means that gluten-free eaters finally have a healthy alternative to those crack-like Costco peanut butter pretzels.
Sakara Hemp Chocolates ($45): Each of these bittersweet cacao-and-coconut-sugar morsels has 5 milligrams of CBD, making it easy to control your doses. We like to pop two after dinner to prep for a smooth night’s sleep.
Rhythm Superfoods Organic Crunchy Mango Bites ($4): Airy and crunchy, these freeze-dried mango bites pack all the flavor of dried mango but are a lot more fun to chomp.
Talenti Layers Peanut Butter Vanilla Fudge ($6): The layers of this incredibly fluffy, potently peanut buttery gelato make it hard to scoop all of the flavors into each bite, so be sure to share the pint with a crowd to really dive into the tasty toppings.
Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit Sea Salt Almonds & Whole Blueberry ($5): You could recreate this snack of roasted almonds and dried blueberries at home, but Blue Diamond does it so well that you don’t need to. The crunchy salted almonds contrast so deliciously with the sweet and chewy blueberries that you won't mind that you’re not eating chips.
Poland Spring Vanilla Flavor Twist Sparkling Water ($1): The unique flavor of this zero-calorie lemon-vanilla sparkling water is a cross between yellow cake and vanilla Coke. Grab it if you constantly crave sweets but want to limit your intake of sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Triscuit Wheatberry Clusters ($4): Triscuit’s highly snackable clusters are made with roasted wheat berries, nuts and seeds, and potato flakes. Our favorite is Cherries & Almonds, which gets a touch of chewy sweetness from the dried fruit. Pro-tip: If typical granola is too sweet for you, crush up these clusters onto your morning yogurt for a savory contrast.
Keto Pint Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream ($7): We expected this low-carb ice cream to have the creaminess factor down pat (which it does). We’re smitten with its lack of a funny sugar-free aftertaste that we would even recommend it to the most skeptical of keto dieters.
VitaCup Bagged Genius Blend Infused Coffee ($20): If you’re into buttery Bulletproof Coffee, then you’ll be a fan of these grounds, enriched with vitamins and MCT oil. We like to stir a splash of Ripple Barista Style pea-protein milk into the cinnamon-y coffee for a morning drink that keeps us full until lunch.
Shrooms Splits Peppered Beef + Portabella Jerky ($8): Though this chewy jerky contains beef, we most appreciate it for its unique umami flavor, which comes from teriyaki mushrooms.
Bonafide Provisions Keto Broth ($7): Bonafide’s bone broths are rich in glycine, which helps the body digest fat to reach ketosis, and they are pure comfort in a cup. We like the rich silkiness of Lemon, Turmeric, and Butter, however the coconut-oil version is a delicious option if you’re avoiding dairy.
Sara is a food and lifestyle freelance writer in Los Angeles. She writes a weekly events column for the Los Angeles Times and loves writing food content for Brit + Co. After all, the English language's most fun adjectives are best applied to delicious foods. In her free time, she's a hip hop dancer, avid moviegoer, and thorough face-mask user.