Best Designer Snacks at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

I’m going to share my secrets with you. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is an elite place to get designer snacks. Designer snacks really broaden the options in the snack aisle, bringing gluten free, reduced sugar, and “clean”-ingredient products into the fold. And, dammit, we love options! But sometimes these things don’t sell as well as Pop-Tarts or Little Debbie snack cakes, which brings them right to the deal-filled shelves of Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. You can a hell of a deal on some designer snacks at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, so let’s dig into some of the best stuff we saw on a recent visit to our local GOBM.

Partake Chocolate Chip Mini Crunchy Cookies

I spotted a box of ten snack-sized bags of these mini chocolate chip cookies for just four bucks at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. Whether you throw them into your kid’s lunchbox or keep a couple in your glove box for a rainy day, that’s a deal we can’t pass up. These Partake cookies are vegan, gluten free, and don’t contain any of the top nine allergens, so it’s a snack pretty much anyone can enjoy—if you feel like sharing.

Pipcorn Jalapeño Cheese Balls

Pipcorn is, in fact, a brand that makes popcorn (it’s thing is that the kernels are small), but this snack is actually made with ground cornmeal instead. These poppable bites are covered in cheddar cheese, and jalapeño gives them a bit of a kick (perf for anyone who’s super into the best Cheetos flavor, but wants something lower fat and baked). For $2 a bag, I’d say these are worth grabbing the next time you’re at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. Best of all? They hit the designer snack trifecta: organic, non-GMO, and gluten free.

Luke’s Organic Cheddar Lightning Bolts

“Cheddar Lightning Bolts” is a hell of a name for designer Cheetos, but I’ll give them points for creativity. Because as much as I hate the name, I can see what they’re going for. For that matter, I actually think they’re more akin to Trader Joe’s knockoff Cheetos and I find those to be good in their own right so, sure, let’s give “lightning bolts” a shot.

FitJoy Cheezy White Cheddar Pretzel Twists

I’d consider Sporked to be pro gluten-free pretzels and nutritional yeast, so let’s see what a mashup of the two can bring to the table. I do have some personal beef with FitJoy burying the lede by putting cheddar in the name. The cheddar tang comes from nutritional yeast, so they should lean into the vegan thing to do and spell cheddar some funky way like “chddr” akin to meatless chick’n. But still, these are worth trying if you don’t do dairy but miss cheesy snacks.

Epic Maple Bacon Pork Cracklings

This one’s so niche that I thought about passing it over, but I had to include it given the pricing at my local GOBM. To be honest, I didn’t even know that designer pork rinds existed, but the Sporked team happens to love this brand (Epic took the #2 spot in their ranking of the best pork rinds). According to the label on the shelf, these snack-sized bags of Epic Maple Bacon pork rinds normally cost $5?!? Thankfully, you can find them for sale for $2 at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market.

Pamela’s Big Fig Bars

I know Fig Newtons aren’t a designer snack, but they seem like a good template for designer snacks. Take a pleasurable snack that seems healthy and just tweak a few of the ingredients and, voila, you’ve got something that’ll have suburban moms salivating at the opportunity to feed it to their kids. Pamela’s Big Fig Bars seem like just that! Keep these in the cupboard if you’ve been searching for a GF alternative to Fig Newtons.

Cerebelly Apple Kale Smart Bars

Though they only mention apple and kale in the name, these bars are filled with oats, sweet potato, crushed dates, and a plethora of other fruits and veggies. Seriously, there’s a ton. I’m almost dubious that something this healthy can be anywhere near edible, but when they’re available for $2 a box at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, my doctor would probably punch me if she saw me pass up on an opportunity to buy them.

Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks Variety Pack

Come on, I couldn’t miss a chance to give the original designer snack its own time in the spotlight. Annie’s fruit snacks are delicious, great for all ages, and they even made it onto Sporked’s list of the best fruit snacks. These gummy bunnies have a perfect sort of chew that won’t leave your jaw aching after a bag or two (or five).

About the Author

Vinz Karl

Vinz Karl is a freelance contributor to Sporked and self-proclaimed Guy Fieri superfan. He believes in breakfast supremacy and is on a never-ending mission to try every flavor of Oreo out there. Originally from the Midwest, Vinz now resides in Los Angeles, where you can find him going on hikes, checking out new restaurants, and preparing for his eventual casting on CBS's Survivor.

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