The 30 Unhealthiest Snacks on the Planet

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The 30 unhealthiest snacks on the planet are also some of the tastiest. Taken in moderation they’re fine, but moderation is the trick.

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Little Debbie Nutty Buddy Snack Bar

Most of the Little Debbie snacks could find a way onto this list. It’s listed as a snack, but it’s really a dessert on the go. Munching more than a couple of these is a sure way to a sugar spike.

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Starburst Gummies

It only takes about seven pieces to load yourself up with sugar. The worst part is that you’ll still be hungry and crave even more to eat once you consume these.

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Orville Redenbacher’s Pour Over Movie Theater Butter Popcorn

It’s a classic snack, popcorn, especially since it’s so versatile and can be served in many ways. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the unhealthiest snacks around if one adorns it with certain substances.

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Lay’s Barbecue Potato Chips

This is a tough one since these chips are so great for parties, get-togethers, and other situations. But as one of the unhealthiest snacks around they’re horrible since they’re habit-forming and will keep you eating well past what you should.

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Hostess HoHos

A lot of us grew up with these when we were younger and couldn’t think of anything better as a treat, right? As an adult though, seeing these as one of the unhealthiest snacks around makes it clear why our parents didn’t allow us to have them that often.

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Crunchy Cheetos

The amount of sodium in this snack makes it less appealing to those who are looking to watch their health. It’s among the list of unhealthy snacks since the additives used have, at times, been found to have adverse effects.

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Cheetos Puffs

Seen as one of the unhealthiest snacks around, they’re also one of the tastiest unfortunately. But if you’ve ever consumed a full bag of these then you know that they leave you feeling highly unsatisfied at the end, and kind of messy.

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Nutella 

There’s been a resurgence over the years when it comes to Nutella since people love this stuff on just about everything. But the amount of sugar in such low amounts makes it one of the unhealthiest snacks around.

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Entenmenn’s Plain Glazed Donut Holes

Donut holes are one of the unhealthiest snacks anyway, but adding to their fried goodness with glazes and added sugar just makes it worse. Sure, they’re good going in, but the spike in your blood sugar isn’t going to help your hunger.

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Lay’s Sour Cream & Onion Chips

Chips are easy, they’re portable, and they’re good, which makes them an obvious choice. But with so little protein and fiber they don’t help your body run as efficiently as you need it to.

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Hostess Twinkies

These yellow sugar bombs are among the unhealthiest of snacks, and yet they’re one of the favorites. In truth, they’re like a guilty treat that some people enjoy.

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Little Debbie Double Decker Oatmeal Creme Pies

One might as well pour a small bag of sugar into their mouth, it’s the equivalent. But the worst thing about any of these, including this snack, is that they don’t fill you up.

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Fritos Chili Cheese Corn Chips

There is a minuscule amount of protein in this snack, but not enough to keep you full. Apart from the great taste, this is one of the unhealthiest snacks around.

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Kellogg’s Frosted Strawberry Poptarts

A lot of people have a negative view of Pop-Tarts, but they are simple and very tasty treats in the morning. Unfortunately, if you have more than two then the sugar is going to hit you like a bomb.

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Ritz Bits Cheese Sandwich Crackers

If one is trying to obtain protein from these snacks they’ll have to eat quite a few. Unfortunately, that means that they’ll be risking their health with each pack.

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Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Tangy Chili Fusion

The nutrition information on a bag of these snacks doesn’t sound so bad to someone who doesn’t know what they’re looking at. But a closer look makes it clear that you’re putting something very unhealthy into your body.

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Snyder’s Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces

Pretzel snacks are usually a staple in many cupboards that are kept for later, or for when there’s nothing else. But without any helpful nutrients, this snack is little more than additives and sodium crafted into pleasing shapes.

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Doritos Nacho Cheese

This is a tough one since this is such a popular snack and a common one to see in many homes. But while they’re not bad if eaten in moderation, the sodium and fat in these chips can have an adverse effect on many people.

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Gushers

This does satisfy your sweet tooth in a very useful way, but in truth, it’s just sugary goo surrounded by slightly more solid sugar. Not only that, but the artificial dyes used to color the snacks are problematic at times.

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Hot Pockets

This is another tough one since some of us tended to live on Hot Pockets at one time or another in our lives. They’re easy to make and easy to eat, but they’re also loaded with unhealthy fats and a high level of sodium.

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Little Debbie Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

A lot of people think of muffins as slightly better than a lot of Little Debbie snacks, but that’s a serious mistake. You could likely eat a whole box and still be hungry, and that’s an issue.

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Grandma’s Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Anything Grandma’s brings back pleasing memories of vending machines and quick snacks on the go. But the fact is that each cookie has a massive number of calories.

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Snack Pack Vanilla Pudding

Anything that’s this highly processed is something better to leave on the shelf. It’s a great treat when taken in moderation. But if you only eat one cup a year, you’re better off.

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Oreos

Refined sugar is a big problem in a lot of foods. When taken in moderation it’s not a big deal. But how many people eat just three cookies per serving?

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Chips Ahoy! Original Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are always a great snack, but the problem is that they don’t fill you up. Unfortunately, this snack isn’t that great since unlike something made at home, there are a lot of added ingredients that a lot of people can’t pronounce, let alone understand.

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Lay’s Classic Potato Chips

Salty snacks are great to have around since they satisfy a craving, but not your hunger. Plus, your waistline isn’t going to thank you after a bag or two of these.

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Hostess Apple Pie

Anything that’s processed to such a degree that one can taste the sugar without biting into it is a problem. This is a way to make money by satisfying your taste buds but not your hunger.

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Keebler E.L. Fudge Elfwich

Keebler is a name that a lot of people know when it comes to tasty treats. But what a lot of people don’t want to think about is how insanely unhealthy these snacks are.

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Clif Bar Chocolate Brownie

What’s really funny is that these bars are featured in GNC stores and health food aisles, all because they supposedly have healthy qualities. They are if your workout is that intense, but otherwise it’s just a bunch of gunk you don’t need.

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Nutrigrain Strawberry

It’s a bar of sugar masquerading as something healthy to eat in the morning. So long as a person understands this, they can decide on whether to indulge in these things or not.

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