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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Healthy Snacks and Sweets That You Need To Try

 Snacking is a favorite thing for most people. From chips to candy, snacks are everywhere and they were plentiful at the Snacks & Sweets Expo that I attended in Indianapolis. While sugar and junk food were everywhere, there were plenty of healthy snacks to taste.

 This was my first time attending the Snacks & Sweets conference and I had a wonderful time. The event was a huge event that focused on snacks and sweets that are available in stores. I was simply amazed at all the booths that offered sugary and salty snacks for people to taste. I was also amazed that there were plenty of healthy snacks that I could try.

My focus while I was walking the floor at the expo hall was checking out healthy snacks that were also allergy-friendly. While checking out the booths, I noticed many familiar brands that I had met at Expo West. There were also plenty of new healthy snack brands that I needed to discover.

 While hunting down the snacks, I did have some snack-tasting requirements that I had to follow before I took a bite. This girl loves snacks but with my 4 food allergies, I needed snacks that contained no dairy, wheat, soy, or mushrooms. Mushrooms in snacks? Yes, they are now putting mushrooms in snacks like cookies and crackers.

Please note: I was provided with samples at no cost in exchange for an honest review/mention. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. I received a free entry to the Sweets and Snacks show as a member of the “media.” All opinions are my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you use these links, I’ll receive a small commission.

So many snack samples!

This huge snacking event also had so many samples that I could take home. So I made sure to grab some snack samples for myself and my boys. My boys love snacks, both healthy and not-so-healthy. So this mom gathered up plenty of snacks.

Sweet or Salty

When it comes to snacking, do you prefer salty or sweet? I am a salty kind of person but I also love my sweets. I try to snack on the healthy stuff but at times, I do love a good piece of chocolate. It just has to be dairy-free chocolate as I have a severe dairy allergy.

Snacking can be healthy and I am here to share with you some of my favorite healthy snacks that I discovered at the Snacks and Sweets Expo. I made three snack categories to make it easier to discover your favorite type of snack items.

~ All of the snacks contain no dairy, wheat, soy, or mushrooms

Sweet Snacks

~ Chocxo Chocolate Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - These delicious creamy peanut butter cups are not only dairy-free and gluten-free, they are also low in real sugar, organic, Keto certified, kosher, and contain no artificial sweeteners. 

~ Lovo Chocolate BarsThese creamy chocolate bars are made with different types of plant-based milk like oat milk and coconut milk. They are 100% plant-based, vegan, Non-GMO, gluten-free, and Swiss-made

Free 2b Sunflower Butter Sun Cups - Those who have nut allergies can enjoy these sunflower butter cups as they are School-Safe and allergy-friendly. They are also Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, and Soy-Free.

~ Bobos Oat Bites - These sweet bites start with organic oatmeal and other delicious organic ingredients. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, wheat-free, soy-free, and contain no trans fats, refined sugars, and corn 

~ Dan The Baking Man - These guilt-free cookies are made with real ingredients and contain no wheat, dairy, soy, or white sugar. The gluten-free cookies come in 3 delicious flavors ~ Chocolate Chip Chunk, Rainbow Sprinkles, and Matcha White Chip.

~ Pur Chewing Gum - This flavorful chewing gum contains no aspartame or sugar. It is also vegan and made with 100% Xylitol. So chewing Pur is good for your teeth. Pur comes in many delicious flavors like chocolate mint and peppermint.

~ Alter Eco Chocolate - This dark chocolate is fair trade and made with 90% pure dark cocoa. It is also Keto-friendly. The touch of Madagascar vanilla makes sure you won't miss the sugar and it guarantees a smooth, creamy melt-in-your-mouth taste.

~ Theo Chocolate - Theo has three new delicious plant-based chocolates that are 70% dark chocolate. The creamy chocolate bars are made with fair Trade organic & non-GMO ingredients. They are also soy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. The flavors include Peanut Butter Brittle, Cashew Caramel Crunch, and Hazelnut Crisp.

~ Smart Sweets - This low-sugar gummy candy will satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with stevia and made without any major allergens as ingredients (no tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, or shellfish. They are sweet soft, and juicy.

~ Nugo Bars - These protein bars taste like candy bars but are loaded with plenty of nutrition like protein and fiber. The gluten-free and vegan bars come in so many delicious flavors like chocolate pretzel and peanut butter. You will have a hard time choosing which bar to enjoy after the gym or as a meal replacement.

~ Lindt LINDOR OatMilk Dark Chocolate Truffles -When I got my dairy-allergy diagnosis, the one chocolate that I had a hard time giving up was Lindor Truffles. So I was so excited to try their new dairy-free truffles. They did not disappoint me as they still had the same creamy smooth chocolate center.

Salty Snacks

~ Top Fox Snacking Seeds - These snacking seeds are so delicious! The flavor-infused sunflower and pumpkin seeds are free of the Top 9 Food Allergies. The seeds go through a unique POP-ROASTED process. The result is an amazing nutty, super crunchy taste that your taste buds can't resist. The best part is they come with no shells.

~ Crunchmaster Crackers - These crunchy baked rice crackers are gluten-free and so delicious! They are perfect for dipping into your favorite dips and for eating by themselves. They come in many varieties like multi-seeded and avocado. 

~ Love Corn - These are better-for-you crunchy corn snacks that are made with simple ingredients and come in bold flavors. They are made with whole crunchy corn kernels, sunflower oil, and seasoning. They are a low-sugar, NON-GMO, kosher, gluten-free & vegan-certified plant-based snack.

~ Henrietta Said Peanuts - Satisfy your wing cravings with these vegan spicy wing-flavored peanuts. They come in 4 delectable flavors ~ Lemon Pepper, Buffalo, Ancho Kinchi, and Nashville Hot.

~ Enjoy Life Lentil Chips - These crunchy lentil chips snacks are allergy-friendly and free of the top food allergies. They are certified gluten-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, egg-free, sesame-free, mustard-free, lupin-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, and crustacean-free. They come in many delicious flavors.

~ Season Sardines - These sardines are the perfect high-protein snack. They are rich in omega-3s and are wild-caught. They are also full of flavor and protein. These snack-pack sardines are full of essential vitamins & minerals.

~ Festive Chickpeas - These crunchy snacks are made from chickpeas and are so delicious. They're the perfect snack for adults and kids alike! These healthy bean snacks are packed with protein, iron, and potassium, making them a guilt-free option for munching. Unlike most potato chips and pretzels, they are low in sodium and saturated fats, ensuring a satisfyingly salty alternative without compromising on taste

~  Wonderful Pistachios - These are no-shell pistachios that come in many delicious flavors like Chili Roasted, Honey Roasted, and Roasted Salt. These plant-based protein snacks are Gluten-Free, Kosher Certified, Halal Certified, and Non-GMO Project Verified.

~ Crazy Go Nuts Walnuts - These delicious glazed flavored walnuts come in many flavors like Maple, and Oatmeal Cookie. They are made with 100% California walnuts and contain no added colors, preservatives, or corn syrup.

Energy Snacks

~ Verb Energy Bars - If you are looking for a healthy and delicious afternoon pick-me-up or a before-the-gym energy snack, these caffeinated snack bars are perfect for you. They have as much caffeine as one espresso from Organic Green Tea and come in many delicious flavors like Birthday Cake and Cookie Dough. The snack bars are vegan and gluten-free They are the perfect healthy treat to replace those sugary cups of coffee.

~ Quantum Energy Bars - These caffeinated snack bars are made with wholesome ingredients and plenty of protein. They contain 100 mg of natural caffeine from green coffee beans and are plant-based. They are the perfect snack to give you steady energy for the gym or the workday. They come in many delicious flavors.

~ Rev Gum - This energy gum has 100mg of caffeine - for maximum energy on the go and is perfect for the gym. Get the energy you need without jitters or sugar crashes, all while freshening your breath.

~ Awake Chocolate - Delicious chocolate with caffeine. Each bite contains the caffeine equivalent of 1/2 cup of coffee with no bitter aftertaste. The chocolate is Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free, and Kosher Certified; Each delicious bite contains no artificial flavors or colors.

I had a blast at the Snacks and Sweets Expo and enjoyed discovering all of these healthy snacks. So click on the links to discover more about each snack item. I guarantee that you will add many of the snacks to your shopping list.


  1. Yum - so many great options!! Going to try a few of these out, and have available in our search and rescue kit, for when we go on calls, etc.

  2. You have so many tasty snacks here. I do enjoy Love Corn! I have purchased that several times.

  3. I am gluten, dairy and sugar free and it can be so hard to find yummy snacks and treats. This is a great list.

  4. Wow, you have so many kinds of snacks. My choice is always chocolate, and dark chocolate is my favorite.

  5. This is perfect for me right now as we are doing everythign healthy and I love that there are better for you candy options out there. I am heading over to chekc out several of these and thank you for sharing!

  6. I don't eat many snacks as I try and follow a healthy diet, but the Enjoy Life Lentil Chips sound healthy to me!

  7. oh my.. now i am so tempted to go look for many (well, all actually) of these in my local store.. the henrietta said peanuts sound great

  8. What a treasure trove of diet and allergy friendly snack options! These look so good.

  9. there are so many product, It is hard to choices just one. They all look so good.


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