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College feels like it was forever ago. Like forever. It’s such a far distant removed part of my life now that I am a mom to three kids. But, did you know I technically graduated from BYU in April 2011? Like a little over three years ago! However, I finished my on-campus studies in April 2010, you know, the same time I also had my life turned upside down with the birth of our twin daughters. But, I loved college, and Brigham Young University is an awesome place to go to school. But, man, I would have loved to have created an Amazon Wish List for all of the stuff I needed or wanted to make the college life a little easier. Especially food. Some killer late-night snacks for all those cramming sessions and art projects I needed to finish, would have rocked during finals weeks! But, really, snack foods are just generally a good idea for the busy and social college student.
Late-night College Snack Foods for an awesome College Care Package
And that’s why I’m putting together a little list of some great snack ideas for the college students in your life. My husband is (still) a college student. And although he is an early morning studier and not a night owl like me, good snacks are still important, no matter what time of day you are trying to wrap your brain around advanced mathematics (like my husband is currently doing). My husband is gone a lot right now, and some days really doesn’t have a lot of time to eat a real meal. So, snacks are important for him too.
That’s why I created a little Amazon Wish List with some fun snack ideas for college students:
Accept no imposters! Slim Jim is the original meat stick. And Slim Jims are also a good source of protein, and not something that you really just gorge yourself on, nor do you feel especially guilty afterwards about it! Plus, they are to pack with you too.
Another healthy, great tasting snack that is perfect for late night snacking is a bag of DAVID seeds. DAVID seeds has great flavors: Original, Ranch, BBQ, Jalapeno Hot Salsa or Dill Pickle. I know that chewing something helps keep you awake and focused.
Having something in your mouth does keep you awake, and the slow diffusion of sweet, sticky, drooling, deliciousness is pretty darn awesome. So, I recommend adding some suckers to your snack repertoire.
Light, fluffy, delicious, it’s Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn! Another snack low on calories, but big on taste, with individual varieties, I think popcorn is such a great snack in the middle of a cram session…. Plus, the smell lifts up others who might be doing the same (as long as you don’t burn it!).
Snickers Candy Bars
I love Snickers bars. With the peanuts, the nougat, and caramel, it’s so gosh darn good to eat! Plus, it really does give you an energy boost!
I love cereal. It’s pretty much my go-to snack for any occasion, so I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t include this! Cereal is a great snack for college students!
Sometimes, all you need is a nice smooth drink of some delicious (Mexican) Coca-Cola. With a little caffeine to help boost you through your last stretch of studying.
I went to college in Utah, and there were definitely some cold nights and plenty of snow. Having a cup of Swiss Miss hot cocoa, which is easy to make, and chocolate (holla!), after playing in the snow with your dormmates, can help warm you up… to the idea of now having to study some more. This was especially important during those time when we would play Ultimate Frisbee, at night, in the snow. We were hardcore like that:
The great things about these snacks too is that you can share. I know all of these foods could mean making a couple new friends at the right weekend social gathering at BYU. And I also know that snacks like these are great to help you stay awake on those long road trips during school breaks. Whenever they are eaten, they would be a great part of a college care package!
But first, let’s talk about this cool new Amazon Wish List.
Amazon Wish List
Starting now, you can make a wish with Twitter! Amazon customers can add items to their Amazon Wish List without leaving Twitter feeds. Customers who discover a Tweet from their favorite artist, expert, brand, or friend with an Amazon.com product link, can simply add “#AmazonWishList” to the reply on Twitter and the product is added to their Amazon Wish List. Customers can learn more by visiting www.amazon.com/AmazonWishList, but it essentially works in the following way:
I recently added some toys I am thinking about getting my kids for Christmas, and they were SUPER quick to add them to my list! How awesome is that?
And here you can see it already in my Amazon account wishlist, specially listed under the heading #AmazonWishList, to keep separate from any other wish lists I might have. Pretty neat, huh?
#AmazonWishList Twitter Party – October 15, 2014 @ 11am EST
To celebrate Amazon’s awesomeness that is the #AmazonWishList, Amazon is throwing a fun, and rewarding #AmazonWishList Social Shopping Party on Twitter!
Have you ever gone to a Twitter party before? I have! And the best thing about Twitter parties is that you have multiple chances to win free stuff. I have won a few things myself from Twitter parties. It’s one of the best things about having a Twitter account – joining Twitter parties and winning free stuff! Most Twitter parties simply ask a few questions during the hour, and ask participants to answer using the parties hashtags. In this case #AmazonWishList and #AmazonHasIt.
During this one hour long Twitter party (where you can jump in at any time), you can win one of 10 Kindles being given away! I absolutely LOVE my Kindle Paperwhite (though I think they might be giving away Kindle FIREs, which is pretty sweet too). Plus, during this party, Amazon will be offering special promotions during the hour on some featured products, all of which you can receive $1 off if you purchase them during the Twitter party. So, mark it on your Google Calendars, or whatever – Wednesday, October 15, from 11am-12PM EST Amazon is going to rock Twitter.
For those new to Twitter, may I suggest using TweetDeck to make following the party easier? You can follow party hashtags, without seeing regular posts in your twitter feed, and hopefully not miss anything.
But, tell me, what were you go to snacks in college for getting through those late-night cram sessions? Or were you much more organized than me in college?