The Best Green Snack Ideas, from Salty to Sweet

Maybe your favorite color is green. Maybe you really love the Hulk. Or maybe you’re prepping for a St. Patrick’s Day party. Whatever the case, we have you covered with the best green snack ideas. From pickles to Sour Punch straws, these are some of the best green snacks we’ve tried during our taste tests here at Sporked.

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Mezzetta Garlic Stuffed Olives

Green olives are a highly versatile snack. They’re good for martinis, a tapenade, or just eating straight out of the jar with your grubby little fingers. In our best green olives ranking, writer Danny Palumbo opened our eyes to the wonderful world of stuffed olives when he placed Mezzetta’s garlic-stuffed olives in the top spot. He called them “decadent and fatty and a damn good snack.” A damn good snack, indeed—and a green snack, as luck would have it.

Dietz & Watson Kosher Pickle Spears

Dill pickles are one of the best green snacks money can buy. And the best dill pickles money can buy are Dietz & Watson’s Kosher Pickle Spears, according to senior writer Jordan Myrick’s ranking of the best dill pickles. Jordan described these pickles as “crunchy, flavorful, and juicy.” What more could we ask for from a pickle? And in my opinion, the spear is an elite pickle shape—it’s easy to bite into and you can get right to the pickle meat while only having to battle a fraction of the skin. (Please feel free to use the phrase “pickle meat” more often.)

Brad’s Crunchy Kale Chips

We weren’t so sure about kale chips at the beginning of our taste test, but after trying a few flavors, we started to understand their leafy appeal. In their ranking of the best kale chips, Jordan put Brad’s Crunchy Kale Chips in the top spot. They come in dark green “nuggets,” as Jordan describes it, and their crunch is unmatched. Plus, these green nugs come coated with a savory seasoning. As Jordan wrote in their review, “The taste is complex, but a little reminiscent of tomato soup.” It really doesn’t taste at all how you would expect a kale chip to tase, in the best way. This is an A+ green snack.

Nicos Green Tea Seaweed Snacks

If you’re a fan of forest green and flavors from the sea, you may want to add seaweed snacks to your green snack lineup. In our best seaweed snack ranking, Danny praised Nicos Green Tea Seaweed Snacks for their complex blend of flavors. “The green tea taste is aromatic and lovely, and there is a pronounced, savory flavor, too. It’s also salty and smoky,” he wrote. Green snack fanatics won’t want to miss out on these.

Green Apple Sour Punch Straws

In case you were wondering, the answer is, yes, green apple Sour Punch Straws are just as good as you remember them being when you were a child. This candy is the perfect mix of sour, sweet, and chewy, and the green apple flavoring works very well with the sweet-sour combination. I still consider these to be a top-tier movie snack, and a top tier green snack, too. A good number of the licorice-like straws come in a single package, so there will definitely be enough to share. 

About the Author

Naajia Shukri

Naajia Shukri is the legit biggest fan of candy corn. She is interested in all things food, art, and beauty. After living in Korea for the past two years, she has gotten back to her L.A. roots, frequenting thrift stores and art museums.

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