My Favorite College Snacks

I like to consider myself a professional snacker. I like to get my hands on the best snacks according to three categories (which I may weight differently depending on the day): healthiness, expense, and effort required to make it. Based on these three things, I’ve come up with a list of my three favorite college snacks so far:

1. Graham crackers, cream cheese, and grapes. Yes, three things that are seemingly completely unrelated and that sound gross when put together. But trust me, it’s actually mind-blowingly good. If you have a sweet tooth, like me, try replacing the grapes with chocolate pieces or a peanut-butter cup every once in a while for a more dessert-like snack.

2. Fruit. With Wawa in such close proximity, fruit is a healthy option that requires (almost) no preparation (depending). I am particularly a fan of Wawa’s apple slices, watermelon, and mixed berries. There are also some fruit trucks located around University City, so even if you’re not near a Wawa, fruit is usually somewhere nearby. Yum!

3. Hard-boiled eggs. This one is a funny one. Hard-boiled eggs are so easy to make: 10-15 minutes in boiling water on the stove, and there you go. This makes them a great “I’m-busy-but-want-a-low-effort-food” snack. They’re also small enough that you can take them anywhere (ahem, on your way to class). They make a great on-the-go snack—just remember to either peel them at home or bring a little plastic bag to put your shell in!

If you haven’t tried these snacks, definitely give them a try. They’ve changed my life (okay, maybe not literally, but they’ve made my college snacking a bit easier and/or better).

-Duval C’, 20