The Finest Snacks in the United States

When we were kids, we used to adore snack foods after school, and now we both love snack foods. Our mid-meal hunger would be sated and our taste senses delighted with those nibbles. Until we went on a nostalgic journey, we rarely ate those snacks.

We bought hundreds of goods and tried them all on our journey to rediscover our favorite American munchies. There were no aircraft or trains involved in our love mission, but we did have to drive to a number of different pharmacies, convenience stores, and supermarkets.

American chips contain potatoes, corn, and pita bread. Some chips are circular, whereas others are triangles, ripples, or scoops. The tastes! Salty, vinegary, smoky, or spicy American chips. The days of basic, BBQ, and Sour Cream & Onion are over.

People were snacking on knot-shaped pretzels for centuries before European explorers "discovered" the new land, thus the United States can't be credited with creating the delicacy. On the other hand, firm pretzels weren't invented until 1861 by Lititz, Pennsylvania's Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery.

The popularity of popcorn is not a recent phenomenon; nonetheless, the accessibility of popcorn had a meteoric rise in the 1980s, when Orville Redenbacher microwave popcorn became the most popular product in the market. When Frito-Lay bought the Smartfood popcorn brand in the same decade, it became a participant in the popcorn industry.

A lot of crackers have a savory flavor, while graham crackers and animal crackers are sweet. For a more traditional savory snack, we often eat crackers with a spread of peanut butter or dip. However, whether it's on its own or on a cheese platter, cheese is our favorite accompaniment to crackers.

This idea of making cracker sandwiches is almost a century old. Philip Lance built a company on it in 1915. Campbell Soup Company purchased Lance when it merged with Hanover's. Lance's cracker sandwiches reign despite business misdeeds.

The crackers shaped like goldfish really have grins on them, so they really do deserve their own category. Actually, some of them did. On the Campbell's website, it says that about 40% of people are smiling. We can't help but smile every time we chew on them because that's nearly half of them.

Our love for the convenient snack food with flavorful fillings in hollow, tube-shaped crackers and pretzels cannot be overstated. Combos were one of our main meal categories in college and on road trips. We haven't found one American gas station without Combos.

Over the past century, much has changed, but not Cheez-Its. Still little, square, and cheesy. There are other Cheez-It varieties, including spicy sauce and different cheeses. The original Cheez-Its taste with its mysterious cheese or cheeses is still our go-to crunchy snack.

Munchies, a Frito Lay snack combination, contains Rold Gold pretzels, Sunchips, Doritos, and Cheetos. If you believe this combo is too wonderful to be true, you need to try more American snack foods. Take a bag from your local 7-11 or WaWa.

A variety of Frito Lay snacks, including Cheetos, Doritos, Rold Gold pretzels, and Sunchips, make up Munchies. If you think this combination seems too good to be true, you should sample other American snack items. Borrow a bag from the 7-Eleven or WaWa down the street.

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