5 Canadian Snack Brands You’ll Feel Good About Packing For Lunch

School is officially back in session, and along with it, the morning lunch packing dash. Sometimes the first week of school feels a bit like the first week of the new year. With all the best intentions, we set a new course to meal prep, pack healthy lunches, and think up creative snack ideas. But inevitably, a few weeks into September, sometimes life gets the better of us, and we end up packing the #girldinner of lunches once again… 

If that mid-September lull in lunch motivation has hit you, don’t fret! Luckily, there are some amazing Canadian snack brands putting in the work to create tasty snacks with wholesome ingredients that anyone would be overjoyed to pull out of their lunchbox. When you shop these 5 Canadian snack brands, we promise there will be no tradesies in sight. 

ENERCHEEZ® is a dehydrated dairy snack that uses patented Canadian technology to create a unique product that has an extended shelf life and enhanced flavour profiles. These crunchy and savoury cheese snacks include flavours like cheddar, cheddar & hot pepper, cheddar & garlic, and onion & chive.

They are mostly available in Western Canada right now but quickly making their way East. Find them in Whole Foods Canada, Safeway, Sail-Outdoor retail, Winners, MEC, and many more! Visit their website for a full list of stores where you can buy ENERCHEEZ®.


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Laid Back Snacks is taking all the work out of healthy snacking. Their snack plan program lets you set it and forget it – just pick your snacks and your delivery interval and your snack boxes will be mailed directly to you. Laid Back Snacks takes trail mix to the next level, with wholesome and healthy snacks that also pack a ton of flavour into each bag.

Some examples of what they have to offer are: Aloha Kauai – a tropical escape with macadamia nuts, pineapple and toasted coconut; 3pm goji – cranberries, cashews, pecans, goji berries and dark chocolate coffee beans; and Hearty Tamari – sesame sticks and spicy pretzels mixed with almonds and cashews, all lovingly slow roasted in delicious Tamari.

These made-in-Canada snack bars have an ingredient list to be proud of. They are plant-based, gluten-free, 70% certified organic, and non-GMO, with NO artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives. The best part though, is that they don’t sacrifice on flavour. Hearty nuts, chewy fruit pieces, and delicious dark chocolate make these bars a super enjoyable way to refuel mid-day.


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Ooh! Foods are always allergen-friendly. Folks with nut allergies can rejoice in the knowledge that they can enjoy snack bites, cookie dough, and frostings with no risk of hidden allergens. These sweet treats are Vegan, Gluten-free, and Allergen-free, making them the perfect choice for kids and adults alike.

Ooh! Bites are soft and chewy bite-sized snacks in Apple Pie and Coconut Brownie flavours. Experience all the joy of diving into a tub of cookie dough with a spoon with none of the food safety risks when you try their edible cookie dough, available in Mint Chocolate Chip and Birthday Cake.


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The Fuller Bar is made in Kelowna, with all natural ingredients – no additives, no preservatives, no oils, no fructose – and contains only 2 grams of sugar and 0.20mg (1%) sodium. It is soft and chewy, vegan, non-dairy, gluten free and non gmo, with 6 grams of fibre and 6 grams of protein. The Fuller Bar was made with Diabetics and Celiacs in mind, who can have a hard time finding snacks that aren’t loaded with preservatives and sugar. It lasts for up to 4 months in the fridge/freezer and on the shelf. But, honestly, who wants a bar that sits on the shelf for longer than that?


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