Back to school snacks kids will love

Haribo Summer Mix, photo provided by Haribo
Haribo Summer Mix, photo provided by Haribo /

School is back in session and it’s time to get the kids up early and dressed for school, but don’t forget to include a snack in their lunchbox.  What’s the perfect back-to-school snack? There are millions of options whether it’s candy or meat-based. You want to make sure they have something tasty, but not too unhealthy so they won’t get sluggish throughout the day.  Here’s a list of snacks you can include as your child’s back-to-school snack.

Haribo limited Summer Edition Goldbears

Though it’s the fall school year it’s technically still summer so there’s still time to pack these in kid’s lunchboxes.  If you can get your hands on it that is.  The summer-inspired mix has six juicy flavors it’s no wonder they’re flying off the shelves.  Flavors include: Peach (orange), Passion Fruit (purple), Cherry (red), Lime (green), Mango (yellow), and Watermelon (pink)  The new gummy bears join 20 other varieties including out of this world Funtastic Mix.

Juicy Drop Gummy Dip ’N Stix and Juicy Drop Pop

It’s all in the name! Bazooka Candy Brands, the distributor of ring pop has added more candies to the “pop” lineup.  Juicy Drop Gummy Dip’N sTIX and Juicy Drop Pop are so deliciously popular, they’ve taken Tik Tok by storm.  If your kid/s enjoy a burst of sour flavor on their taste buds, this candy is for them.

The Dip’ N stix and Drop Pop is a 2 in 1. Dip ‘N stix features a delicious sweet and sour gummy stix to be dipped in a thick sour gel.  While the drop pop has the same gel paired with a lollipop.  Flavors include Knock-Out Punch, Blue Rebel, Wild Cherry Berry, and Watermelon Blast.


A healthier alternative, Raisels adds pizazz to an old snack.  This fun flavored treat infuses raisins with fruit.  Made using real sugar and no corn syrup this snack is vegan and gluten-free.  Your little one will get a burst of flavor without all the extra unhealthy stuff.  Pick your mix between spicy, sour, or fruity.

Flavors are Fiesta Chili Limon Pineapple, Sours Lemon Blast, Sours Orange Blast, Sours Fruit Splash, Sours Watermelon Shock, Fruit Flavored Raspberry, and Fruit Flavored Tropical. Their new variety called dunks features birthday cake, yellow cake, strawberry cake, and peanut butter and Jelly flavored raisins.

Ithaca Hummus

A snack that can be paired with other snacks?  Look no further than Hummus.  Ithaca Hummus to be exact.  Another healthy alternative on the list, this creamy decadent hummus made with real food and contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients.  Besides their amazing flavors, another great thing about this brand is the containers they come in are reusable so you can fill them with other snacks and send them to school with your little ones.

This delicious treat comes in 7 flavors, Buffalo ranch, kalamata olive, smoked chipotle, roasted red pepper, classic hummus, lemon garlic, lemon beet, and lemon dill.

Kalahari Crisps

No more potato chips give your kids Kalahari Crisps instead. This savory salty crispy delight is sure to get children going.  Unlike other crispy chips that make you feel tired and sluggish, these crunchy beef-flavored chips do the opposite.  With 20g of protein, 0g of carbs, 0g of sugar, these chips are keto, paleo, and Whole30 friendly!  Flavors are Original, Rosemary Citrus, and Southwest Verde.

Which snacks will you be putting into your child’s lunchbox?