- The online grocery store Thrive Market sells a ton of healthy, sustainable, and socially conscious products.
- It’s also a snack haven for anyone with dietary restrictions or who is looking to eat cleaner.
- Thrive Market’s selection is vast and their prices are better than shopping at a health food store like Whole Foods.
I’ve been a member of Thrive Market for the past couple of years and have always loved the way it curates food products that are sustainable, healthy, and tasty. If you’re not familiar with the website, members pay a yearly fee ($60) that gives them access to purchase products at relatively low prices, sort of like an online-only, healthy Costco. And for every membership created, Thrive gives one to a family in need, which I love.
I don’t currently live very close to a natural food place like Whole Foods, so Thrive’s nonperishable options like pasta, sauces, and of course, snacks help me fill in the gaps after I grocery shop in store. But my favorite thing about Thrive? Their awesome snack collection full of hundreds of tasty goods that often cater to dietary restrictions. Everything on this list tastes great, and a lot of them are surprisingly free of gluten, keto-friendly, or plant-based.
These snacks from Thrive Market are sure to satisfy any craving:
Rick’s Picks Sour Snacking Pickles
I love eating pickles, but it’s hard to take them as an on-the-go snack. Here, the popular pickle brand Rick’s Picks offers little snack-size pickles in travel-size, single-serve packaging. The pickles taste sour, with a nice salty and acidic bite, and I gobble these up whenever I have them on hand. I’ve even thought about pouring some of the leftover brine into a cocktail. And they’re low calorie, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher.
SmartSweets Sweet Fish
I’m a huge fan of Swedish Fish, but I’m trying to kick added sugar, as it can contribute to all kinds of health problems, from acne to anxiety. When I saw that a serving of SmartSweets Sweet Fish contains only 3 grams of sugar, I was immediately skeptical. How could they pull off a treat that tastes like candy with only 3 grams of sugar? It does contain stevia, but since they include a good amount of fruit flavoring, the candy doesn’t have that aftertaste common with sugar substitutes. The flavor reminds me of a more natural-tasting Swedish Fish. And these vegan sweets are free of gluten, cholesterol, added colors, and GMOs.
Newman’s Own Newman O’s Cookies
If you’re nostalgic for Oreos but don’t love that they contain a bunch of ingredients you can’t pronounce, you’ll love Newman O’s. Did you know that Oreos, a cookie that is supposed to be chocolate-flavored, contains so little dairy that they’re actually vegan? The Newman O’s taste more like actual chocolate and vanilla than Oreos but still feel like an indulgent treat. Plus they’re kosher, organic, and dairy-free, and their proceeds go to charity.
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