What are the Most Popular Snacks in America?

Most Popular American Snacks

A single trip to a grocery store will make you realize that the food section is packed with all kinds of snacks. Americans love to munch on snacks to kill small hunger pangs. Here is a list of some of the most popular snacks in the United States. Most of these have been favorites for many decades. 

Drop us a comment below and let us know which ones your favorite.


It is one of the best and most iconic snacks. The classic chocolate-coated peanuts and every other flavor that has been introduced since its inception are widely sold all across the US. People of all age groups enjoy M&M’s.


Hershey’s chocolates and kisses are a delicious and absolute favorite during the Halloween season. The wide range of milk chocolates brings extra delight and is an absolute favorite to lighten the mood.



Lays Chips

The classic potato chips of Lays are an absolute go-to party and movie snack. It pairs well with chilled beers and cold drinks. There are more than 20 flavors that you can find across the grocery store’s shelves.



Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The gluten-free and kosher candy is a tasty treat for everyday snacking. The chocolate exterior and the peanut butter filling tease your tastebuds in a good way.

Kit Kat

Kit Kat is one of the loved candy bars. The crunchy wafer inside and the chocolate coating outside make a perfect combination. The best part is breaking the sticks apart by sliding your thumbnail over the ridges.

Quaker Oats

It is a household staple and one of the convenient breakfast options for people. The instant oats are a healthy treat and keep your cholesterol in check. Rich in fiber and packed with protein, it is a great breakfast for people watching their weight.


Oreo Cookies

Oreo cookies pair well with a glass of milk. The cream sandwiched between two biscuits is a very satisfying snack. You can enjoy it with your family. It is definitely a hit among children.


Ritz Crackers

The Ritz crackers are a perfect buttery and savory delight. You can add toppings to it to make the snack interesting. Ritz crackers can be served as appetizers at parties.



Campbell’s Tomato Soup

The canned tomato soup by Campbell is another pick-up snack to kill those mini hunger pangs. They can be found in every supermarket across the US and is an absolute hit amongst youngsters who look for an on-the-go snack while commuting.



The Fritos original corn chips are an absolute hit. The crispy chips are a party hit. People also love to indulge in it during movie nights and sleepovers. 



Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts

Another party hit is Planters dry roasted peanuts. You should also try their trail mix and different flavors of peanuts like the cocktail mix, unsalted, etc.


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The flaming hot Cheetos have had people hooked onto the crunchy snack for decades. You can find it in parties, kids’ birthday parties, picnics, and probably anywhere where the snacks are kept. Kids and adults both enjoy the spicy treat.

Be sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Cheetos – we review everything you need to know about one of the most popular line of snacks ever!

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So we just wrote a quick write up of the most popular snacks in America – which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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