6 Tasty New Treats for Tailgating

Even though the mercury's dropping, die-hard sports fans know we're just getting to the best part of football season, when every game is do-or-die and championships are an arm's reach away. Some might even argue, especially those in the Midwest, that the cold is an inherent part of the tailgate experience, that tailgating just wouldn't be right without it (like port-a-johns or beer).

To keep your spirits high and your bellies warm, here are some tasty new treats to take with you while tailgating:

Kettle Bakes are a great addition to any tailgating party


Kettle Bakes - With new flavors like Sour Cream and Onion, these baked-not-fried potato chips are addictive (and contain 65% less fat!). They're made of actual slices of potato, not mashed up potato meal, which gives it the hearty crunch every snacker craves.

Related: 5 Top Tailgating Tips

Tyrrells English Crisps- These super crunchy chips from England come in funky flavors, like Worcestershire Sauce and Sundried Tomato, but our favorites were the Sweet Chilli and Red Pepper and the Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar ones.

Hot Dogs:

Nueske's Smoked Weiners- We recently tried and loved these. With just the right level of smokiness and a great snap (thanks to a natural casing), these pork and beef dogs char up beautifully on the grill.

Aidells Awesome Apple Chicken Hot Dogs: Not a red meat eater? Try these dogs, meaty with just a touch of sweetness from the apple.

Related: 42 Recipe Ideas for Indoor Tailgating


Salt Lick BBQ Trio- While these aren't new, we can't get enough of this Texas classic's line of barbecue sauces, especially the spicy one. Use the rub sparingly (it's pretty salty), but feel free to slather that sauce onto everything from chicken to brats to ribs.

Eat Well Enjoy Life Spicy Yellow Lentil Hummus- This creamy, dreamy dip is a refreshing variation on classic hummus. The heat level provides just enough kick to keep things interesting while the chopped up dried apricots bring a hint of sweet tang.

What are your favorite tailgating snacks? Let me know in the comments!

-by Sherry Rujikarn

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