Nothing beats a ‘snack attack’ craving like salty savoury crisps, or chips if you’re stateside and America has got to be one of the top producers of tasty and satisfying snacks.
At Candymail, we stock a huge selection of the best American snacks, chips and crisps to satisfy even the biggest of crunchy, cheesy, salty or spicy cravings.
We’ve put together a list of 10 Must Try ‘American’ Snacks to celebrate everything from Pringles and Goldfish crackers to Herr’s chips and Cheetos!
So, let’s rip open the packet and get snacking!
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
The classic much loved Cheetos cheesy puffs were invented in 1948, but things got spicy in the early 1990’s with the introduction of the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Whether your favourite Cheetos flavour is cheesy or flamin’ hot, this all-American corn snack tops our list!
Like it says on the packet; ‘Grab and Go’. These delicious baked wheat crackers are a winner for the whole family. We love the original Cheez It White Cheddar crackers made with 100% real cheese. The cheeky small square crackers are available in many flavours from Hot & Spicy Tabasco to Cheez It Duoz Caramel Popcorn and Cheddar Crackers for those that can’t make up their mind on what American snack they fancy.
These cute goldfish shaped snacks are baked, not fried, making American Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers a healthy snack too. Dubbed ‘The Snack That Smiles Back!” because of the imprinted smile on each goldfish, they are a fun super tasty snack, available in a variety of savoury and sweet flavours!
Nothing says ‘American’ like smores, and Goldfish Smores are a new sweet Goldfish flavour and most definitely a must try snack!
Chex Mix origins goes back to 1937 and the wheat Chex breakfast cereal. Today Chex Mix is a snack with fun and tasty shapes available in savoury, sweet and salty and sweet flavours.
It’s the original party bag mix which can be eaten anywhere, one of our favourites is the sweet and salty Chex Mix Honey Nut.
What could be better than toasted crunchy corn Kernels packed full of flavour, a must try is the BBQ Corn Nuts. Don’t worry though, this great American snack is also available in original Corn Nuts flavour too.
Part of the Cheetos family, Cheetos Puffs have a bold, cheesy flavour but a light and airy texture. Made with real cheese, they are not a ‘must try’ American snack but a ‘must have’ one. Cheetos Puffs are often impersonated, but never replicated in our opinion.
Once you pop you can’t stop! Pringles, a now iconic brand, have truly established themselves as the stackable crisps or chips snack. The innovative potato based snack has been around since 1968 and was originally marketed as "Pringle's Newfangled Potato Chips".
Today, you can get many tasty Pringle flavours, but we think Pringles Pizza flavour is genius, combining crisps with pizza flavouring, what more can we say!
This is coolest snack on the block! Where else but the USA could you get chips this cool. Combining hip hop music and food, Rap Snacks has become a multi-million dollar brand featuring collaborations between hip hop artists and some mighty tasty flavours.
First produced in the 1980’s, Combos are cracker/pretzel tube-shapes, cut into bite size pieces, then baked and stuffed with tasty flavoured fillings. You should try the Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Combos but if you like your American snacks a little hotter, the Combos Honey Sriracha flavour will definitely tickle your tastebuds.
Big bold flavours are what Herr’s Chips are all about. A family owned and operated American company; they’ve been making delicious snacks since 1946. Herr’s Sour Cream and Onion rippled potato chips are a classic, but the Jalapeno Poppers Cheese Curls are perfect if you like to spice up your snacks. Let’s not forget the original Herr’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips which are as good today as they ever were.