Comfort Food Snack Ideas for Home

Trying to figure out which comfort food snacks are great can be an overwhelming task. There are thousands of options these days, but how many of them are craveable?

During the pandemic, I was preoccupied with having things to snack on during this “mini-vacation.” I had never taken a deep dive into the variety of products available at my local supermarket, so Instacart, a web—and app-based grocery delivery service, became my new best friend.

I could take my time to craft a perfect delivery with some traditional standards and a few newbies. But, to be clear, the newbies might have only been new to me.

I came across plenty of duds, but I’ve culled together a list of ten comfort food snacks I’ve enjoyed multiple times during the initial months of 2020. Since then, they’ve been on my regular rotation of snacks to enjoy at home.

Aretha Frankenstein’s

Aretha Frankenstein's Pancakes
The Pancakes from Aretha Frankenstein’s

Aretha Frankenstein’s Pancake and Waffle mixes are one of the items to make this list unavailable at your local supermarket unless you live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they’re based. You will pay a premium price for these fellas, but I suggest you split the order with a couple of friends unless you are pancake or waffle-o-holic.

Marcela and I preferred the pancake mix. Also, check out my post about Aretha Frankenstein’s Pancake & Waffle Mixes.

Where can you find them online? Amazon and Walmart sell Aretha Frankenstein‘s Pancake Mix

Chifles

Chifles Garlic Tostones
Chifles Garlic Tostones

When Chifles launched the regular Tostones chips, I had no idea a line of flavored ones was coming down the pike. The garlic-flavored tostones are my favorites, much like their regular plantain counterpart.

They recently launched some plantain sticks that will change your hot dog and sandwich topping world.

Where can you find them online? Walmart has a variety of different Chifles for sale in their store.

Finagle a Bagel

Finagle A Bagel Asiago Cheese
Asiago Cheese Bagel picture courtesy Finagle a Bagel

My hometown of Miami isn’t exactly setting the world on fire regarding housemade bagels. However, a freshly made bagel can make a great day even better whenever we’re on a road trip.

Well, the Finagle a Bagel‘s Asiago Cheese does that for me. I slice one in half, pop it in my toaster, and then add my favorite bagel spread, typically jalapeño cream cheese.

Then, I sit back with a cup of coffee, enjoy my bagel, and think about how I will take over the world one bite of comfort food at a time.

Where can you find them online? Nope, but if you shop at Walmart, their Fresh Asiago Cheese Bagels have been my replacement.

IncrediPuffs

IncrediPuffs Saucilian Pizza Snacks
IncrediPuffs Saucilian Pizza Snacks

When I was a kid, my dad worked for WISE potato chips. So my favorite WISE snack was the Cheese Doodles.

One bite of IncrediPuffs Saucilian Pizza brought a flood of childhood memories flooding back to me. I thought I had outgrown snacks like these, but I was wrong.

This isn’t the only flavor they make. There’s Elote, Cheesy Cheddar, Sizzlin’ Sriracha, and Cinnamon Apple Pie.

I’m excited to try the Cinnamon Apple Pie. I found this pack of goodness at Mendez Fuel, a local gas station with an excellent snack selection.

Where can you find them online? Nope.

Mambo

Mambo Croquetas
Mambo Croquetas

Since I’m in Miami, croquetas or croquettes can be found everywhere. So my croqueta obsession drove me to create a foodie event all about them called Croqueta Palooza.

Croquetas were my favorite comfort food snack before my fascination with burgers began. Locally, all supermarkets carry various frozen croqueta brands to fry at home.

Mambo is slightly larger than your average croqueta from the freezer aisle. The flavor is richer, and when you add a few of them to a ham and cheese sandwich, you’ll be in heaven.

Where can you find them online? Nope.

Mason Dixie Biscuits

Mason Dixie Biscuits Garlic Parmesan
Mason Dixie Biscuits Garlic Parmesan
Mason Dixie Biscuits
Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

Growing up, my mom bought those Pillsbury biscuits that always frightened you whenever you popped open the cylindrical container. Of course, my family ate them, but I can’t say that I ever remember enjoying them.

My discovery of the Mason Dixie biscuit line has changed my thoughts on store-bought, ready-to-bake biscuits. There is no better biscuit on the market.

They have Buttermilk, Cheddar, Cheddar-Chive, Garlic Parmesan, Savory Herb, and Pumpkin Spice biscuits. A Jalapeño Cheddar biscuit has not yet reached South Florida.

My current favorite is the Garlic Parmesan, with the regular Cheddar a close second. They are also the perfect size for pairing with the Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites.

Where can you find them online? Amazon Fresh has Mason Dixie Biscuits and Breakfast Sandwiches.

Pretzilla and President Pub Cheese

Pretzilla & Pub Cheese
Pretzilla and President Cheddar and Horseradish Pub Cheese

Did someone say Pretzilla? Pretzilla is these soft little pretzel balls that are perfect for dipping into pimento cheese, or so I hoped. I prefer the Palmetto brand of pimento cheese, which was sold out, so my Instacart shopper replaced it with President‘s Cheddar and Horseradish spreadable cheese.

This must be one of the best food replacements on my behalf. The Pub Cheese is also great on hot dogs and cheeseburgers.

I might have also mistakenly used some to top off some french fries. Yes, I said by mistake, lol.

Where can you find them online? Amazon, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market sell Pretzilla Bites.

Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza

I had stopped eating frozen pizza until someone suggested I buy a Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza. Sure, it’s a little pricier than all the other hacks in the frozen food aisle, but this guy right here is next level.

From now on, if you’re in the supermarket and I see a Screamin’ Sicilian box in your cart, I know you mean business. How much business do I mean?

We’ve always got three flavors in our freezer: Bessie’s Revenge, Mother of Meat & Holy Pepperoni.

Where can you find them online? Amazon Fresh and Walmart sell Screamin’ Sicilian Pizzas.

Screamin' Sicilian Pizza Mother of all Meats
Mother of all Meats

Stacy’s Pita Chips

Stacy's Pita Chips Fire Roasted Jalapeño
Stacy’s Pita Chips Fire Roasted Jalapeño

I’ve seen Stacy’s Pita Chips for years but wasn’t interested in them until I spotted a Fire Roasted Jalapeño flavor. The picture on the bag shows a pita chip taking a guac bath.

But in my experience, the Fire Roasted Jalapeño is partial to a pimento cheese tub visit. Another perfect combo is with that President’s Pub Cheese I mentioned a few snacks back.

Where can you find them online? Stacy’s Pita Chips are available at Amazon and Walmart.

White Castle

White Castle Jalapeño Cheese Sliders
White Castle Jalapeño Cheese Sliders

When White Castle brought their Cravemobile to Miami, I hosted the event. Unfortunately, the only food on the Cravemobile menu was the Original Slider, Cheese Sliders, and Jalapeño Cheese Sliders.

Like the rookie I sometimes am, I only ate the Cheese Sliders. Since then, I’ve been to at least five White Castle locations, including their headquarters, and still no Jalapeño Cheese Sliders.

I have since made up for all that lost time by eating the microwaveable ones religiously. Some might not think they’re the same thing, but I have it on good authority that they are.

Plus, they’re freakin’ good.

Where can you find them online? White Castle Sliders are available at Amazon Fresh and Walmart.

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2 thoughts on “Comfort Food Snack Ideas for Home”

  1. I think I cook pancakes wrong. Those look amazing. Maybe the oil is too hot. Any recommendations for cooking methods?

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