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Best College Snacks

DormEssentials November 4, 2018

Whether you’re craving college snacks because you had to skip a meal, down with the munchies, looking for a salty treat when drunk, or just stress eating before a test, having a variety of sweet and salty college snacks with a long shelf life will make sure you stay in a good mood with the energy to succeed. Dorm snacks are ones that don’t perish and have calories to support hunger in the dorm room. These selections are focused on good value for price yet with good nourishment to leave you feeling satisfied. In this Dorm Essentials top ten, we’ve compiled our favorite college snacks, from both childhood favorites and college staples to get you through the day.

1. Pirate's Booty College Snack Puffs, Aged White Cheddar, 1 Ounce (Pack of 12)

A Dorm Staple, Pirate’s Booty Snack Puffs, Aged White Cheddar are made from puffed rice and corn, blended with real aged white cheddar cheese and baked perfectly to pirate standards. No artificial colors, flavors, or ingredients. Gluten free and 0g trans fat per serving. A great tasting, healthy snack option for the whole dorm. Get the whole snacking goodness without the guilt

2. Maruchan chicken noodle soup pack of 36 - 3 oz college ramen

Get a bowl, some hot water, and you’ll be good to go with this quick and easy snack. The concept of ramen has become synonymous with college living. For a healthier option consider Annies Mac n Cheese for a quick and filling snack.

3. Smartfood Popcorn Variety Pack, 40 count

Great for the movie nights in. Includes (20) 0.5 oz Bags of White Cheddar popcorn, (12) 0.5 oz bags of Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn, and (8) bags of Movie Theater Butter popcorn. 100% Whole Grain Air Popped Popcorn. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

4. Nature Valley Granola Bars, Crunchy, Oats and Honey

REAL INGREDIENTS: Granola bars are made with whole grain rolled oats, crisp rice, and real honey. WHOLESOME SNACK BAR: Tasty snack with no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no artificial sweeteners. WHOLE GRAIN: An excellent source of whole grain with 16 grams per serving (At least 48 grams recommended daily).

5. RITZ Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, 8 - 1.38 oz Packs

Delicious Ritz Cracker Sandwiches are the classic go-anywhere snack that kids and adults love. Each individually wrapped pack is sealed for freshness and includes six Ritz Cracker Sandwiches. This includes eight 1.38oz packs of Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches.

6. Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 counts, 4.5 Pounds

Contains 1 box of 80 0.9oz pouches. Delicious Fruit Snacks where Fruit is the 1st Ingredient. 100% Vitamin C, 25% Vitamins A&E* (*DV per serving). Gluten Free. Preservative Free.

7. Pacific Gold Original Beef Jerky 12 - 1.25oz bags

Premium Steak with Natural Smoke Flavor Added. Gluten Free and 97% Fat Free. High in Protein. No Artificial Ingredients/Minimally Processed. Crafted in the U.S.A.

8. Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® 24/1.3 oz. Bars

What student doesn’t like a rice crispy treat? Like a sweet cereal with a crunchy gooey texture, this is a great snack for the dorm.

9. Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack

Heart Healthy Whole Grains – Quaker Oats are 100% Whole Grains Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in saturated fat & cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Good Source of Fiber – Quaker Oats provide a good source of fiber to support a healthy digestive system. See nutrition facts for total fat per serving. Made with 100% Whole Grains. Includes 48 packets. Variety pack includes 23 Maple and Brown Sugar, 13 Apples and Cinnamon, 7 Cinnamon and Spice, and 5 Peachs and Cream flavor

10. Pop-Tarts Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Frosted Cookies and Creme Flavored, Value Pack, 28.8 oz (16 Count)

While not a healthy option, this is a quick breakfast for any student. Soft toaster pastries with the flavor of cookies and crème with delicious frosting and chocolatey crumbles; Sweet, fully baked, and ready to eat. Start your day with crumbly, chocolatey cookie-flavored pastry crust and vanilla crème-flavored filling; A delicious, family-favorite morning treat; Great for kids and adults. Contains 0 grams trans fat; A fun part of any balanced breakfast at home or on-the-go; Enjoy them warm, frozen, or fresh out of the pack.

These are just a few of our favorite college snacks for your dorm room. If you’re considering if you may want to have snacks in your dorm room, there are a few reasons to consider including:

  • Convenience: Having snacks in your dorm room can be convenient when you don’t have time to go to the cafeteria or a nearby store for a meal or snack.
  • Energy boost: Snacks can help to give you an energy boost when you’re feeling hungry or low on energy. This can be especially useful during study sessions or when you have a lot of work to do.
  • Late-night hunger: Having snacks on hand can be helpful if you get hungry late at night when the cafeteria or other food options may not be available and munchies strike.
  • Budget-friendly: Keeping a stash of snacks in your dorm room can be a budget-friendly alternative to eating out or buying expensive snack foods from the vending machine or student stores.

In addition to our college snack list, some other examples of good college snacks include:

  • Fruits and vegetables: These can provide a quick and healthy snack option. Consider packing a small cooler with fruit, vegetables, and hummus or peanut butter for dipping.
  • Granola bars: These portable snacks are easy to pack and can provide a quick energy boost.
  • Nuts and seeds: These can be a healthy and satisfying snack option, and they are easy to pack and store.
  • Dried fruit: Dried fruit can be a tasty and healthy snack option, and it has a longer shelf life than fresh fruit.
  • Jerky: Jerky is a portable and protein-rich snack that can help to keep you full and satisfied.

Having a selection of healthy and convenient snacks in your dorm room can be a useful way to fuel your body and mind during the busy college life.

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