The best guilt-free snacks on the Market

Jessica Ward | 2nd January 2019

Well, it’s January. It’s that time of the year where we have all put on a few holiday pounds, and now it’s time to invoke the ‘new year, new you’ way of thinking.


Let’s be honest, dieting isn’t a fun word. Nor is gym or exercise. However, to get that summer bod, sometimes sacrifices have to be made.


Here at VIVA, we know the struggle. In fact, most of us right there with you struggling as we speak. Therefore, we have scoured the stores and found some of the best (and tastiest) healthy snacks on the market.



Protein Ball Trio Power Pack

Packed full of 100% natural ingredients, wheat and gluten-free, with no added sugar, the new The Protein Ball Co. Trio Packs are the ideal on-the-go reduced calorie option offering delicious flavour combinations and balanced nutrition. Pop one in your desk drawer, your gym bag or handbag and tuck in when you need a pick-me-up.


VIVA Verdict: The Cherry Bakewell was a firm favourite amongst the VIVA testers. A sweet pocket-sized pick me up.



the UK’s first black eyed pea puff snack. Black eyed peas are nutrient dense, they have just 91 calories a pack or serving, and come in three fab flavours and are all vegan.


VIVA Verdict: Packed full of flavour we love these black-eyed puffs! They are basically posh wotsits. The cheese flavoured were a firm favourite.




Microwave popcorn is back, along with all that amazing nostalgia that used to be such a staple of nights in! Propercorn is the only palm oil free microwave popcorn on the market, with all three flavours coming in under 100 calories per serving.


VIVA Verdict: Microwave popcorn is always a winner with us. Fabulously guilt-free and at under 100 calories a tasty sofa snack!



Squirrel Sister Share Bags

Vegan, gluten-free, raw and no added sugar. We only use whole dates to bind and sweeten our products, which means we’ve been certified by Sugarwise because we don’t add any sugar alternatives.


VIVA Verdict: Naturally sweet, these bags certainly fill that sweet void, the perfect alternative to that naughty bag of haribo that packs on the pounds.


Aduna Superfood Energy Bars

100% natural and contain no added sugar, preservatives, additives, gluten- or dairy-ingredients. Packed with nutrients and bursting with flavour, they are the perfect choice for on-the-go nutrition that will keep you energised and satiated.


VIVA Verdict: These are great pre-gym energy snacks. Delicious, flavoursome and we think perfect for a mid-morning snack.



Boundless Activated Nuts

These yummy activated nuts and seeds are vegan-friendly. Through the use of ancient Aztec and Aborigine techniques of soaking and baking nuts and seeds to unlock their nutrients for better digestion, Boundless have found a way of cracking the dense shells and fusing fun and flavour together in a nutrient-dense, high-fibre, and perfectly portioned treat.


VIVA Verdict: These seeds and nuts are packed full of flavour. We couldn’t get enough here at VIVA!


KRAVE Jerky & Biltong

KRAVE jerky and biltong with you.  Designed to be a tasty, low calorie snack, they come in a range of foodie flavours from Szechuan Pepper and Ginger Salt Beef Jerky to Zesty Lemon and Dill Salmon Jerky.


VIVA Verdict: Not only does it taste great, but the packs are different to other jerky your find on the market. The best jerky we have ever tasted!

Benefit Chocolate

Enriched with almond butter and 20% vegetable proteins, Benefit Chocolate Protein Bar is an indulgent vegan chocolate with benefits beyond the normal protein bar.


VIVA Verdict: Delicious, rich and dark. We LOVE this chocolate! Packed full of goodness and with no bitter aftertaste that is so common with dark chocolate this is by far our favourite chocolatey snack.