Schoolyard Snacks Reviews

Published on January 24, 2021
Last modified on June 18, 2021

This Schoolyard Snacks review contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

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.  Shop now >>

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 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 4 flavors!
  • Can not buy larger bags
  • More expensive than other bagged snacks

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Keto Cheddar Cheese Puffs

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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 5 flavors, cheddar cheese, flaming hot, cheddar jalapeno, BBQ, and sour cream, 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!  Shop now >>

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Cheddar Cheese Puffs

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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!).

  • 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
  • Nutrition Facts: 100 calories, 5g of Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 165mg, Total Carbohydrate 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 14g

 

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! Shop now >>

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Flaming Hot Cheese Puffs

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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. Shop now >>

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Sour Cream and Onion Cheese Puffs

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Schoolyard Snacks just released their new keto cheese puff flavor, SOUR CREAM AND ONION!  And it is our favorite of the 4!  These crunchy little cheese puffs have a real sour cream taste, not that fake weird sweet sour cream and onion chip taste, the taste of sour cream and onion on a baked potato taste.  And like the other flavors, they are low carb and keto-friendly, with just 1 net carb and 13g of protein in each bag.  Shop now >>

Schoolyard Snacks Review: BBQ Puffs

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This new keto puff flavor is surprising in a good way!  The BBQ flavor tastes more like true bbq – smokey, tangy, slightly sweet, and so much better than any bbq potato chip that I’ve tasted.

BBQ is officially tied with Sour Cream & Onion as our favorite flavor, though my husband really likes the Flaming Hot as his top choice.  Which one do you like?  We recommend ordering a 48 pack with all 4 flavors so you can try them all and compare. Shop now >>

Schoolyard Snacks Review: NEW Cheddar Jalapeno Cheese Puffs

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With Jalapeno as an ingredient, you know that these new keto cheese puffs are going to be hot! Shop now >>

Best Schoolyard Snacks Keto Puff Flavors:  Sour Cream and Onion

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How much do Schoolyard Snacks cost?

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Schoolyard Snacks are $1.69 -$2.25 per bag.  You have the option to buy 12 or 24 bags of each flavor, a variety pack of 24 bags with 2 flavors, or a variety pack of 48 bags with 4 flavors.

The cost for:

  • 12 bags of 1 flavor: $29.99  One-Time Purchase; $26.99 Subscribe & Save
  • 24 bags of 2 flavors: $49.99  One-Time Purchase; $44.99 Subscribe & Save
  • 24 bags of 2 flavors: $49.99  One-Time Purchase; $44.99 Subscribe & Save
  • 48 bags of 4 flavors: $89.97  One-Time Purchase; $80.97 Subscribe & Save
  • Shop now >>

 

This works out to $1.69 -$2.25 per bag.  This is more than your average bag of chips, but these are not your average snack bag.

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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 $1.69 per pouch.   We recommend subscribing to save 10% on every order!  You can cancel your subscription at any time. Shop now >>

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Where to buy Schoolyard Snacks? Online here!

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Bundles

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New to the Schoolyard Snacks site are gift bundles!  These bundles give you the opportunity to try both the Schoolyard Snacks keto cheese puffs and The Cereal School keto cereal in many different flavors and at discounted prices.  (Read our The Cereal School cereal reviews for our favorite flavors!)

Several bundles are below.  We only wish that we could make our own bundle!

  • Fiery Hot Puffs + Cocoa Cereal (24 Bags): $49.99
  • Sour Cream & Onion Puffs + Cocoa Cereal + Peanut Butter Cereal (36 Bags): $74.67
  • Cheddar Cheese Puffs + Fiery Hot Puffs + Cocoa Cereal + Peanut Butter Cereal (48 Bags): $89.97
  • Shop now >>

Schoolyard Snacks Review: Bottom Line

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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 snacks!  We love all of the cheese puff flavors, but our favorite has to be the Sour Cream and Onion!

And while we love these keto snacks, they are more expensive when compared to your regular cheese puffs.  But when comparing them to a protein bar the price is more in line with those snacks.  We would love to see larger, family-sized bags and also the ability to make our own bundle.

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. Shop now >>

Looking for a review of The Cereal School low-carb, keto cereal?  Read our full The Cereal School review.

Enjoy!

Want more keto snacks?  Check out our Snack Directory >>

This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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