Purple Snack Ideas (and Not All of Them Are Grape)

Purple is the color of the finer things in life. It’s associated with royalty, status…okay, and a super annoying dinosaur from the ’90s named Barney. Purple is also the color of each of the snacks we’ll be discussing in this roundup. Maybe you’re hosting a party for a kid who really loves purple. Maybe you just like a snack spread with a theme. Either way, get ready for a whole bunch of grape coming your way in this list of purple snack ideas.

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Grape Soda Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

If you’re looking to fill up a bowl—or perhaps a few plastic eggs—with a purple treat, Jelly Belly makes a grape jelly bean that’s a timeless favorite. This flavor is included in the brand’s soda assortment, but it’s so good you can also find these in a dedicated, resealable 16-ounce bag. This is one purple snack idea that’s definitely Easter worthy.

Grape Jell-O

Jell-O is versatile, delicious, and super jiggly. Take a page from the ’50s and bring back the classic Jell-O mold for your next purple party. People might give it the side eye, but once they taste it, they’ll love it. We love a snack that slides down easy and is pretty fun to play with, too.

Grape Hi-Chew

Hi-Chew (gesundheit) are known for their bold, fruity flavors, but, as the name indicates, that chew is where it’s at. Grape Hi-Chew do taste like artificial grape, but that’s what we love about them. This is good artificial grape flavor—like a grape slushie rather than grape medicine. If your chewy candy intake has been limited to Starburst, it’s time you give this purple snack a shot.

Grape Nerds

Now, you and I both know there was no way we’d make it through this list without mentioning grape Nerds. A purple snack roundup without the queen? I wouldn’t dream of it! Grape Nerds are too iconic to be ignored. I have many fond memories of eating these as a child, crunching them up and basically inhaling the whole little box in one go. They’re itty-bitty, but they pack a lot of big grape flavor. Definitely a purple snack go-to.

Late July Organic Purple Corn Tortilla Chips

We said that all of these wouldn’t be grape flavored and, SEE, we didn’t lie! Late July makes great tortilla chips, as we learned in our best tortilla chip ranking, but did you know they make purple corn tortilla chips? These are made with just three ingredients: whole ground purple corn, sunflower/safflower oil, and sea salt. They’re still the mild-tasting tortilla chips that we know and love, they just have a deep purple color from the ground purple corn. You’ll definitely want a savory purple snack to break up all these sweet ones.

Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi

Ube has long been a featured flavor in treats from the Philippines, and last year, Trader Joe’s went into full ube mode, releasing ube pretzels, ube ice cream, ube spread, and more. These ube mochi ice cream balls aren’t just purple—they’re cute, cold, and full of that signature yammy flavor. These make it possible to serve ice cream at your purple party without dirtying any bowls or spoons. Smart!

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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