We all know the feeling of standing in an aisle full of snacks thinking “where do I even start!?”. From beautiful branding to interesting ingredients, the abundance of choice can be overwhelming. The same can be said for snack shopping online! This is why we’ve pulled together 10 of our favourite plant-based snacks to help you find the perfect snack for any occasion. Let’s jump right in…
- Nutty Nibbles Energy Balls
Ever feel like a sweet little pick-me-up, but you don’t want to have anything unhealthy? This is where Nutty Nibbles’ energy balls hit the spot. The core ingredient of these energy balls is cashew nuts – a great source of fat, fiber and protein.
Nutty Nibbles has a whole range of energy balls all made out of natural, healthy ingredients. Give yourself a boost of energy and satisfy that sweet tooth with options like chocolate, salted caramel, strawberry swirl and coconut blueberry. We are a big fan of all Nutty Nibbles products – especially given their commitment to zero-plastic!
Let’s be honest… Sometimes you’re not looking for an energy boost – you just want a yummy post-dinner snack. When this is the case, there’s nothing better than some Maltybites. Think maltesers, but healthier! Maltybites are made from green peas, so you can get in some protein whilst enjoying the crunch and chocolate deliciousness of this snack.
- Pea Pops
Speaking of movie nights… There’s nothing quite like a cozy evening indoors watching some classics. And no movie night is complete without a satisfying crunch. No, not popcorn! We’re talking about popped chickpeas! These are a healthy alternative to crisps, but just as flavoursome. Made with the ever-versatile chickpea, this moreish snack contains plant-based protein, healthy fibre and is gluten-free.
- Pili Nuts
Since we’re on the topic of savoury snacks, it would be unfair of us not to mention one of our favourite ranges of activated pili nuts… Part of why we love what we do at Zebra is making interesting new ingredients accessible to everyone. And pili nuts are one such ingredient. We’re nuts about pili nuts – a Philippine superfood known for being packed with protein and healthy vitamins.
- Dragon Fruit Chips
If you haven’t tried pili nuts, you may have missed out on dragon fruit, too. This exotic fruit is high in antioxidants and vitamin C. Soul Fruit have turned them into an appetizing plant-based snack. These products are full of 100% fruit, with no added sugar, sulphites, additives or preservatives. And they’re gluten-free. (Check all the boxes, in our opinion!).
- Walnut Whirls
What Top 10 Plant-Based Snack list would be complete without something utterly decadent and oozing pure delight? If ‘Dark Chocolate Mint Flavoured Truffle Walnut Whirl’ doesn’t do it for you, we don’t know what will. These walnut whirls – which also come in Dark Chocolate Sloe Gin and original Dark Chocolate – are the perfect gift for a special person (even if that special person is YOU)!
- Well & Truly Crunchies
Now, we’re obsessed with the crunchy corn snacks made by Well & Truly. These are a (kinda addictive – if we’re honest) salty snack that add a much-needed crunch to any snack table. That is, if you feel like sharing them! From punchy pickles and smokey paprika to a classic sea salt and cider vinegar, these cracking corn snacks will keep you coming back for more.
- ChicP Hummus
How could we forget!? With all this talk about chips, you must’ve started thinking about dips… Houmous or hummus – however you like to spell it – is one of the tastiest, wholesome and healthy dips out there. Rumour has it that hummus makes everything taste better, but you’ll have to test this one out for yourself.
Made entirely from chickpeas, hummus is an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as plant-based protein. While the original velvet hummus will certainly go well with anything, we’d recommend trying the beetroot and horseradish, carrot, ginger and turmeric and herby hummus flavours, too.
Cookies are traditionally thought of as a ‘naughty’ snack… But no longer! We had to include Yaro’s cookies in this list, because they bring all the scrumptious flavour that you’d want in a cookie, with none of the bad stuff! They have both a classic oat cookie and a chocolate cookie with their main ingredient: chia seeds… So these are literally superfood cookies.
- Pocket-Sized Pies
We may have actually kept the best for last… The pocket-sized pies are the best kind of on-the-go snack. Pop them in your car, your bag or keep them handy at your desk. They’re made from simple, natural and healthy ingredients. With an oaty base, you can choose either a cashew butter, chocolate, pecan or peanut filling – YUM!
So there you have it: our top 10 vegan snacks that you can find in the UK. These 10 snacks are a great place to start on your snack shopping journey, but be sure to check out all our other snacks too!