You probably associate CVS with the place you pick up your prescription, run into for bandages or ibuprofen, or make an emergency cruelty-free beauty pick-up. But what you might not know is just how many snacks are waiting on the drugstore’s shelves. These 20 plant-based snacks (and more!) can be found at your local CVS.
1. Peeled Snacks Vegan Ranch Pea Puffs
Made from whole green pea flour and a deliciously zesty ranch seasoning blend, these gluten-free puffed snacks have a little boost of plant protein and are super kid-friendly.
2. Hippeas White Cheddar Chickpea Puffs
These chickpea puffs have earned themselves a cult-following, gotten investments from celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, won a couple of VegNews Veggie Awards, and satisfy our cheesy cravings.
3. Larabar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
These longtime plant-based favorites are made from simple ingredients like dates and nuts, yet somehow still manage to taste like cookie dough. We’re big fans of the chocolate chip flavor, but you can also find classics like Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Cashew Cookie at CVS.
4. Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bites
These protein-rich, gluten-free nuggets are coated in a thick, rich dark chocolate coating that makes these treats taste more like an indulgent dessert than a protein snack.
5. Love Corn Smoked BBQ Corn Snacks
Corn kernels are roasted to crunchy perfection than coated in a dusting of hickory BBQ seasoning that is just so finger-lickin’ good. Snacking on veggies never tasted so amazing.
6. Dang Chocolate Sea Salt Keto Bar
Vegan and keto collide in this healthy-fat packed, loaded-with-protein bar. With ingredients like almond butter, cocoa butter, pea protein, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds, you’ll want to grab a few of these to stash in your bag when hunger strikes.
7. MadeGood Strawberry Granola Mini Bites
Made from gluten-free oats, strawberry pieces, agave, apple pieces, crisp brown rice, and vegetable extracts, these chewy bites are nutrient-rich, healthy, and delicious.
8. OWYN Cold Brew Coffee Plant-Based Protein Drink
With 20 grams of plant-based protein in every bottle, and essential amino acids for muscle recovery, metabolism, and easy digestion, these drinks are great for having on hand during busy days.
9. Gold Emblem Abound Barbecue Flavored Protein Crisps
Pea protein is the powerhouse behind these savory barbecue protein crisps that have 9 grams of protein per serving. Snack away on these healthy chips on road trips or lazy afternoons!
10. Spokes Air-Puffed Mango Habanero Potato Snacks
Hot-air puffed (never oil-fried) potatoes are lightly misted with sunflower oil and seasoned with mango and habanero pepper powder for a delicious snack.
11. GoMacro High-Protein Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Bar
These always vegan, always gluten-free protein bars are made with high-quality ingredients such as almond butter, brown rice protein, puffed brown rice, fair-trade chocolate, and unsweetened coconut so you can feel extra good about eating this post-workout.
12. Nora Spicy Tempura Seaweed Snacks
Your classic seaweed snacks get a total step up when they’re covered in crispy tempura coating and spiced with chili powder. You won’t be able to resist eating the whole bag in one go.
13. Siete Grain-Free Nacho Tortilla Chips
Real food ingredients like tomato, smoked serrano, and jalapeño give these chips an irresistible zing, while cassava flour steps in for the corn and flour in these delicious spiced snacks. They also have ranch and Fuego flavors, but we’re obsessed with the cheesy nacho.
14. Lenny & Larry’s Mini Crunchy Complete Cookies
These bite-sized cookies from the makers of popular protein cookies magically pack in 20 grams of plant-based protein per bag and 14g of fiber. Choose between chocolate chip and double chocolate and get to dunking them in oat milk.
15. Justin’s Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
We’re so obsessed with these bite-sized versions of these dairy-free chocolate peanut butter cups. We pretty much always have a bag on hand for when cravings strike!
16. The Daily Crave Organic Veggie Straws
These Himalayan pink salt-dusted, vegetable-infused potato straws are perfect for dipping in hummus, guac, creamy dairy-free dips, or eating straight from the bag. Pick up a couple for your next road trip!
17. TrueNorth Almond Pecan Crunch
These tasty, crunchy nut clusters are lightly sweetened with brown rice syrup and contain just six simple ingredients. We love chopping them up and adding to cookie dough or adding to snack mixes for a sweet bite.
18. Nugo Dark Chocolate Mint Protein Bars
If you’ve always wanted a protein bar that tastes exactly like a Thin Mint, look no further! We love these chocolate-coated, chewy protein bars that taste more like dessert than a healthy snack.
19. Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
There’s no gelatin hiding in these bunny-shaped, fruit-flavored gummies from this organic snack and meal company. Pass them out on Halloween, feed them to your kiddos, or eat them yourself.
20. No Cow Snickerdoodle Protein Cookies
Each of these soft, cinnamon-infused cookies pack in 12 grams of vegan protein and have only 1 gram of sugar, yet somehow still taste super yummy and satisfying.
Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews who is now inspired to hit the snack aisles at CVS.
Photo credit: Hippeas
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