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The 15 Snacks That Get Coveteur Staffers Through the Workday

From cheddar bunnies to dried mango.

By: Camille Freestone

As we continue to work from home, many of us at Coveteur have noticed that our proximity to the kitchen has emerged as a workday game changer. In other words, it’s kicked all of our snacking habits into high gear. We’re dishing on all our WFH snack favorites, from almond butter to cheddar bunnies, in the hopes that we can inspire your next between-meal bites.

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Jessica Teves, Head of Content

Annie’s Gluten Free Cheddar Bunny Tails

I just ordered a case of these on Amazon because I’m so obsessed and the Whole Foods near me is always sold out. I originally bought these for my three-year-old, but ended up eating the entire box (possibly with some red wine) and have been buying them regularly since. Taste note: They’re not TOO cheesy, which is key, and also not too salty—they’re also super crunchy, which is what I want when I’m in snack mode.

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Milton’s Gluten Free Crispy Sea Salt Crackers

$3

Another GF cracker, which is kind of funny since I’m not gluten-free, but I do love the taste of these crispy, light-as-air crackers. I eat these with just about everything but most often find myself grabbing a handful midday, when I’m craving a little nosh.

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MaraNatha Creamy Caramel Almond Butter

$7

I hesitated even sharing this, but, well, sharing is caring. My mom introduced me to this heavenly almond butter last time she came up from Florida—it’s BEYOND delicious. The caramel flavor makes you think you’re eating creamy butter icing. You probably can’t find it in a store, but if you do, stock up—you’ll eat an entire jar in no time flat!

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Leya Kaufman, Head of Sales

Bare Baked Crunchy Apple Chips

$3

These crispy apple chips are healthy and addicting. This snack is a secret stress hack that I discovered while working remotely, too. I snack on these to sneak fruit into my diet, even when I’m more in the mood to dive into the pantry.

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Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn, Pack of 40

$14

In these times of uncertainty, I take comfort in the classics. And this is my pantry’s version of a ’90s revival. This is my new go-to afternoon snack, but there’s always one issue. I’m more likely to finish it and less likely to share it. The savory popcorn crunch is just too good to put down.

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Panda Strawberry Licorice, Pack of 2

$11

I discovered this strawberry licorice once in a bodega in Soho, and it was love at first bite. So whenever I need a bit of energy or an all-natural sugar rush, I grab a bag. I actually ordered these in bulk when we all started working remotely to prepare for any snack emergencies.

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Kelsey Dobbs, Senior Marketing Manager

Made in Nature Organic Dried Mangoes

$23

These are a tried-and-true snack, WFH or otherwise. My best advice is to ignore the serving size because there is no way to not eat the entire bag.

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Hu Pizza Grain-free Crackers, 2 Pack

$16

Hu Kitchen can do no wrong, from their baked goods to chocolate to these grain-free crackers. They are irresistible alone or dipped in hummus. Highly recommend stocking up because these make the perfect afternoon snack during those long WFH days.

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Perfect Bar Almond Butter, Box of 8

$24

These refrigerated nut butter bars taste like the inside of a peanut butter cup but have great ingredients and no preservatives (hence why you must store in the fridge). My go-to flavors are the Almond Butter and the Seasonal Pumpkin Pie, but they make for a delicious and super-convenient snack if you are tight on time.

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Camille Freestone, Writer

Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels

$6

I’ve never seen these in a store in New York before, but they are a huge hit in my hometown of Dallas, Texas. I am not joking when I say these are always present when my friends from high school and I get together. Fair warning, they are highly addictive.

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Live Love Pop Truffle Salt Popcorn

$6

Popcorn is probably my favorite of all the snack foods, which is why it was my quarantine mission to test as many as possible and eventually find the best brand/flavor combination. Another Texas brand, I could (and often do) snack on Live Love Pop’s truffle popcorn all day long. I love them because the truffle flavoring isn’t too aggressive.

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Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Topping

$4

OK, so I know this makes me seem like a child, but honestly, is there anything better than good old-fashioned ranch dressing? After a bit of a hummus overload in the early stages of working from home, I’ve switched to ranch as my dip of choice and have been eating it on everything—raw veggies, pretzels, you name it.

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Hannah Baxter, Senior Beauty Editor

Peeled Snacks Organic Dried Fruit, Pack of 10

$18

Dried mango is the ultimate snack wherever you are. My partner and I can go through a large bag in record time, so I make sure to always have a few of these in the pantry for a healthy afternoon pick-me-up.

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Lay’s Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips

$4

If you’re still hating on salt-and-vinegar chips, I’m sorry, but you’re seriously missing out. These may look basic compared to more deluxe varieties, but you can conveniently find them at your local bodega and they taste delicious. Good luck not finishing the entire bag in one day.

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McClure’s Pickles Spicy Spears

$10

My mouth is watering just thinking about these spicy pickles. Call me crazy, but I will eat these straight from the jar (with plenty of water on the side), and they are the most satisfying midday snack. Fair warning, they are spicy and too many in a row will make your mouth go numb. But it’s totally worth it!

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