Schoolyard Snacks Review

August 27, 2020

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By Alison Chew

Schoolyard Snacks

Schoolyard Snacks, aka The Cereal School, reinvented the high-carb snacks we love by replacing the not-so-good stuff with high-quality protein and natural sweeteners.   The end result is a low carb, keto cheese puff snack that is also gluten, grain, and sugar-free.  Looking for a review of The Cereal School low-carb, keto cereal?  Read our full The Cereal School review.

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What We Like

  • Gluten/Grain/Soy/GMO/Sugar Free, Keto, Low Carb, Low Glycemic Index, 100 Calories per bag, 2 Weight Watcher point(s) per serving.  Made in the USA with no artificial sweeteners or colors.
  • Free shipping on all orders (Subscribe and Save 10%)
  • Great cheddar cheese taste!

What We Don’t Like

  • You have to buy a box of 12 or 24 individual bags per flavor.  You can now buy a box with both flavors!
  • Can not buy larger bags

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Keto Cheddar Cheese Puffs


We were SUPER excited to try Schoolyard Snacks new line of low-carb, keto cheese puffs.  These cheesy snacks only have 1g net carb and 14g of protein.  Compare that to regular cheese puffs with 20g of net carbs and 2g of protein and you can see why these sell out over and over again.  You have 2 flavors, cheddar cheese and flaming hot, to choose from.  And just like The Cereal School cereal, these tasty snacks are free of gluten, grain, soy, nuts, and GMO’s, with only 100 calories and 2 Weight Watchers points per serving.  Snacking never tasted so good!

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Schoolyard Snacks Review: Cheddar Cheese Puffs

But how do they taste?  We tried the cheddar cheese puffs for this Schoolyard Snacks review.  Most cheese puffs are fried, full of artificial flavors and colors and don’t really taste like cheese at all.  We’ve all eaten them and some of us have had to cut them out of our diets because they add too many calories or they make us feel bad 10 minutes after we finish a bag (this happens to me!).

The first thing I noticed when digging into the Schoolyard Snacks cheese puffs is the taste.  They actually taste like…cheese!  I’m not sure how they did it, but they have a wonderful sharp cheddar taste.  They also don’t have a weird aftertaste.  And of course, because they tasted so good I quickly finished the whole bag and then waited to feel bad.  BUT I DIDN’T!  Because all of the not-so-good stuff is removed these cheese puffs don’t make me feel bad, mentally or physically, after eating them.  They are also baked and not fried.  Score!

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Flaming Hot Cheese Puffs


Wowza!  The flaming hot low-carb, keto cheese puffs live up to their name.  They are HOT!  At least for me, they are very hot and spicy.  For my husband, who loves Chalula and Siracha on most things, he thought they were very flavorful and not too hot at all.  We both agree that these pack a punch.  We also agree that after eating a bag you feel full longer, unlike most cheese puff snacks, because of all of the protein crammed inside these little spicy, crunchy puffs of fire.

Schoolyard Snacks Review: NEW FLAVOR!

A new Schoolyard Snacks cheese puff flavor is coming soon!  We will update this post when we know more with all of the details.

How much do Schoolyard Snacks cost?


You have the option to buy 12 or 24 bags of each flavor or a variety pack with 24 or 48 bags total, 12 or 24 of each flavor.  The cost for 12 bags of the keto cheese puffs is $26.99 and $44.99 for 24 bags if you subscribe.  This works out to $2.25 and $1.87 per bag.  This is more than your average bag of chips, but these are not your average snack bag.

Schoolyard Snacks removed all the cheap, crappy ingredients and filled these cheese puffs with high-quality ingredients that cost more.  Plus, they added a ton of protein which will help you stay full longer.  As they say, you get what you pay for!

When comparing the cost of Schoolyard Snacks keto cheese puffs to high-quality protein bars the cost is similar to or less than them at around $1.87 per pouch.   We recommend subscribing to save 10% on every order!  You can cancel your subscription at any time.

Where to buy Schoolyard Snacks? Online here!


Schoolyard Snacks Review: Bottom Line


We LOVED the new Schoolyard Snacks keto cheddar cheese puffs!  They are packed with a real cheese taste and are super crunchy (and will for sure leave your fingers orange and your mouth on fire).  Not to mention, loaded with protein without the gross artificial ingredients that make you feel bad.  These are our new go-to salty snack!  New flavor launching soon…stay tuned!

If you are looking for a low carb and/or high protein savory snack, this is it!  Quit eating those artificial cheese puffs that we ate as kids and level up your cheese puff game with Schoolyard Snacks.  Looking for a review of The Cereal School low-carb, keto cereal?  Read our full The Cereal School review.

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Schoolyard Snacks Review: Ingredients and Nutrition Facts


Cheddar Cheese

  • Schoolyard Snacks Ingredients: Milk Protein Isolate, High-Oleic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor, Cheddar Powder, Yeast Extract, Vegetable Juice (color), Tapioca Fiber, Salt, Keto Sweetener Blend (Allulose, Munk Fruit), Lactic Acid
  • Schoolyard Snacks Nutrition Facts: 100 calories, 5g of Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 165mg, Total Carbohydrate 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 14g


Flaming Hot

  • Schoolyard Snacks Ingredients: Milk Protein Isolate, High-Oleic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor, Cheddar Powder, Salt, Vegetable Juice (color), Buttermilk Powder, Cayenne Powder, Yeast Extract, Tapioca Fiber, Lactic Acid, Keto Sweetener Blend (Allulose, Munk Fruit)
  • Schoolyard Snacks Nutrition Facts: 100 calories, 4.5g of Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 280mg, Total Carbohydrate 2g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 13g




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