We love top shelf classics like cheddar cheese and chocolate chip, but sometimes even our go-to flavors can get a little stale. We’ll chalk it up to having finicky palates that will always welcome a change in flavor profile. Now, if you’re like us and you’re constantly craving something one-of-a-kind, consider this the perfect opportunity to stuff your face with finer tastes. Below, we munch our way through 5 “weird” snacks that are surprisingly good. What they all have in common? You won’t see them in just any ol’ snack aisle! We guarantee they’re about as unique as they come, and nothing does these flavors as well as they do.

5 “WEIRD” SNACKS THAT ARE SURPRISINGLY GOOD


1. Crackle Chips Bicol Crunch Tub (135g), P220 Salted egg loyalists, your fave may have just met its match. Flavored with coconut milk, chili, and the signature Pinoy umami bomb bagoong, these chips are sweet and savory with an umay-resistant creaminess. If you’re a fan of Bicol Express, you’ll love just how well it captures its comforting essence in every bite.

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2. Lorenz Balsamic Vinegar Potato Chips (100g), P70 These balsamic vinegar chips are an upgrade on the classic salt and vinegar. Each crisp is thoroughly coated in salty-sour flavoring, and each one makes you want to shovel another handful into your mouth. Treat yourself to a bag of this and your tastebuds will look for it everyday.

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3. Honest Junk Malunggay Cheese Barks, P180 This one’s the snack to snatch if you’re a cheese and crackers lover trying to cut back on sodium. Fortified with malunggay and made with locally sourced Queso Rustico cheese, these barks are the definition of guilt-free indulgence.

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4. Wit’s Sweets & Savouries Zesty Ginger Cacao Nib Granola, P165 Ginger isn’t exactly top of mind when we think of snacks, but this granola miraculously makes it work. Rolled oats and crisped rice are cooked to crunchy perfection, then coated in coconut sugar and mixed with roasted cacao. But the real star is the ginger, adding a distinctive twist you’re sure to love if you like your spices warm but not fiery.

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5. Radical Organics Chili & Lime Flavor Organic Toasted Coconut Chips (80g), P140 Coconut flakes are commonly used as a drink or dessert topper, but this snack puts it front and center. With the flakes baked to a crisp and a dash of chili and lime mixed in, this tropical treat is harder to put down than a Piña Colada.

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Seriously, who doesn’t love a tasty surprise?

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