Snacks for Work to Please Every Palate

Why We Can’t Live Without Snacks for Work (Even When Working from Home)

It can’t be denied: Food is love. And comfort food is true love. So provide your employees with the snacks they want and show you care every time they get a craving. Below are tips on healthy snacks for work, snacks to bring to work to share, snacks for the breakroom, plus custom snack giveaways to keep your employees feeling energized, inspired and appreciated.   

Seriously Folks, Office Snacks Are a Must

Whether working in the office or at home, everyone needs to snack, and there’s a place for every type of snacker at the table. 

  • Processed and Proud: There’s no shame in your snacking game! Hold your head high and don’t be bullied by elitist snackers. There’s a good reason pre-packaged office snacks focus on crunch, crackers, carbs, and cookies.
  • Old Fashioned Is the New Fashion: Ask your office manager to rotate equally delicious though arguably healthier items into the mix, like kombucha, kale chips, dried fruit, nut-based dips, and whole grain crackers.

Healthy Snacks for Work

By providing healthy snacks at the ready you show you care about your employees’ well-being. Make it easy for team members to grab a snack that will increase energy, provide a fun break, and encourage socializing among colleagues.  

Keep employees nourished and inspired with snacks that go with a mid-morning workout, walking meditation, or book-reading break. The best snacks for health-minded team members with the munchies: 

  • Apples and Nut Butter
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Dried Fruit and Nuts
  • Pita Chips and Hummus Pack
  • Tuna Pouch

Breakroom Snacks Everyone Will Love

Keep the lunch area stocked with treats for employees that address all types of snacking preferences, including sweet, savory, health nut, and junk food junky. Most employees will appreciate having a variety to choose from and will dip from one area into another depending upon their mood and cravings. Easy, inexpensive wins: 

  • Basket of Fresh Fruit
  • Cracker and Cheese or Nut Spread Packs
  • Protein Bars
  • Trail Mix

Tip: Send snack boxes to remote workers. Employee engagement can be a challenge for telecommuters and food is the universal language of connection. Create community by doing some virtual bread breaking with a quarterly snack box for team members working from home. 

Work Snacks Suitable for Sharing

Sharing snacks is great for office bonding and keeps food options interesting and inspiring. A few things to consider: 

  • Germs ruin everyone’s day and no amount of hand sanitizer will help in the case of incessant double dipping with the chips and salsa.
  • If you’re bringing something to the office party, focus on foods where comingling is at a minimum.
  • The best way to share your favorite office snack without sharing germs?  When it comes to shareable snacks, think plane food, vending machine vibes, and individually wrapped portions.

Whether you’re planning to share your midday pick-me-up with some team members, or just pilfer your coworker’s snack stash, look for single-serving snacks like these: 

  • Sweets and Single Slices:
    • Brownies
    • Cake
    • Cookies
    • Donuts
  • Individually Packaged:
    • Jerky
    • Nuts
    • String cheese
  • Wraps and Sandwiches

Promotional Products for the Snacking Set

Whether your best office snacks allow continuously crunching throughout the day, or you eat three square meals a day with apple slices to hold you over, your snacking style deserves to be heard (or maybe just seen, but nevertheless, acknowledged).  Check out these snack-friendly customized giveaways that get your team in the munching mood: 

Promotional Bags

Full Color Tera Foldable Lunch Bag with Front Pocket: Insulated lunch bag with your logo in vivid full color. 

Keira Cooler: Can snacks be stylish? In this cooler, you bet!   

Customized Drinkware

Full Color 17 oz. Stainless Nyla Water Bottle: Whether it’s chocolate chip cookies or quinoa, everyone needs a beverage with their snack. Come through for snackers of all sorts with your logo in full color on this customized water bottle.  

Bent Stainless Steel 2-Straw Set: For eco-friendly office snacking and sipping.  

14 oz. Naomi Tapered Bistro Mug: Coffee and tea complete any office snack.  

Grande 16 oz. Eco-Friendly Reusable Coffee Cup: Take that snack (and a beverage) on the go with this eco-friendly coffee cup.   

Hot-N-Cold Drinkware Gift Set: Great for snacking and scooting around town.   

Personalized Home Products

Bamboo Cutting Board: No need for your coworker’s onions to mix with your minced garlic when you bring your own cutting board to the office.   

‘Hold It’ Magnetic Clip: Clip your office snack shut between munches, or let colleagues know the platter in the fridge is up for grabs with a note clipped to the door, with this handy magnetic clip.  

Promotional Gifts that Celebrate Office Snacking

1 Gallon Trio Popcorn Tin: A popcorn tin that’s the perfect size for small team snacking.  


Final Thoughts on Snacks for Work, Snacking Styles, and Office Types of All Kinds

It’s important to offer snacks that suit as many office snackers as possible—from healthy work snacks for winning days to cookies and candy bars when comfort food’s in order. Your team will feel taken care of, and more connected as a community. 

Enjoy munching, crunching, relaxing, and energizing—with office snacks of all shapes and sizes!  

Karleen Wise Andersen

From marketing tips to product recommendations, I’m here to help small businesses be their best.

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