10 of the Best Junk Food Items we Crave – Society19

There is nothing better than coming home from a long day of work and relaxing by enjoying our favorite junk food. Let’s be honest, we have at least one cheat day to gorge out on our favorite junk food for constantly staying in work mode. Here are 10 of the best junk food items that we are constantly craving. 

1. Popcorn

You are probably wondering; how can popcorn be a junk food item when there are so many healthy choices of popcorn from Skinny Skinny Pop, Buddha Bowl Himalayan Pink Organic Popcorn, and Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Lightly Sweet Kettle Corn. These are the revamped healthier versions of popcorn, but the classic ideas of popcorn are your typical junk food ones. From Caramel Corn, Cinnamon roll popcorn, and of course your traditional movie theater butter popcorn, the possibilities are endless and tasty. A light junk food idea.

2. Ice Cream 

Yes, you read it right, Ice Cream is that one junk food that we have been craving since we were children, and honestly, I don’t blame us. Ice Cream comes in many unique different flavors that satisfy our taste buds to a great extent. From tasty flavor combinations like chocolate chip cookie dough, mint chip, and rocky row the possibilities make Ice Cream an irresistible treat. Also, let’s not forget the world’s greatest Ice Cream combination, Ice Cream & Cake. This junk food combination will send your taste buds into a frenzy of delicious delight and enjoyment. The sweetest junk food to enjoy.


3. Ramen Noodles

If there is nothing more comforting on a cold day, it is a big warm bowl of Ramen noodles. Other than preparing ramen the traditional way with just water and a flavor packet, we are now at that age where we want that special flavor to our ramen. Try adding some new ingredients such as chicken broth, BBQ pork, green onions, bok choi, and hey if you crave meat when it comes to your food, don’t stop eating one. Fill your bowl with some tasty seafood combinations and top it off with that spicy kick of sriracha sauce. The best noodle food to enjoy.

4. Chips

Nowadays, potato chip companies are coming a very long way with new ideas when it comes to creating the best chip snack. I remember growing up as a kid, we had simple chip ideas from nacho cheese Doritos and sour cream & onion ruffles. Now, chip companies decided to kick it up a notch with these new wild combinations that are to die for. For example, your simple Lays have gone from standard to having ideas like Korean spicy crawfish and Doritos now has sweet and spicy chili. The more combinations, the tastier flavors there are to enjoy. The tastiest chip food to try.

5. Chocolate 

Chocolate, probably the world’s most famous treat that is perfect for almost any occasion. From ideas like chocolate candy bars, pudding, cereal, cake, and ice cream it is like chocolate was designed to be that one tempting treat that no one can avoid. I mean we have all heard the famous phrase, “A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay”!Chocolate is the world's sweetest junk food.


6. Gummy Snacks

When it came to being the center of attention of having the best snacks at school, gummy snacks meant that you had it all. Gummy snacks are so tasty and sweet that once you have your first taste, you will never stop eating them. Most of these sugary snacks include both natural and artificial flavors, but the packs are free of preservatives and gluten. The best part about most gummy products is that they are great for stashing under your work desk or tossing in your bag on the go.sweet fruit flavored food.

7. Oreos

I swear, the first time when I tried Oreos, I asked myself, does the company that makes these put cocaine in these cookies? Because the first time you eat one Oreo, you end up eating a whole box. Eating Oreos is like eating your little crunchy cake filled with sweet dark chocolate wafers and a rich creamy-filled center. This treat tastes amazing especially with a nice cold glass of milk to help wash it down. The best thing about Oreos is that they come in all different types of flavors like mint, lemon, and peanut butter. The best cookie food to have.


8. Hot Cheetos

For anyone who practically worships Sriracha, hot Cheetos is the snack for you. Most people love having a little kick with your crunch, especially to spice up that dining hall food that starts to feel stale and boring after the first week or so, you’ll want to grab anything spicy. Among other hot treats that have the same flavor as hot Cheetos, Takis and ethnic candy have more of a spicy rather than sweet flavor. If you ask me, spicy snacks are rare to come to find because not anyone can handle the heat. The spiciest food to handle.

9. Mac & Cheese

You might think this technically qualifies as a meal rather than a snack, but why not bend the rules a bit. Its cheesy goodness will work wonders after a long busy day. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t love mac and cheese! It is the world’s most perfect, most beautiful creation. Most people find themselves craving it at any given time and pretty much anytime when hungry. Whether you prefer the boxed kind or your dining hall’s version, you can easily find mac and cheese anywhere. For an even greater combination, try adding bacon. It’ll shake up your definition of mac and cheese heaven. The best cheesy food

10. French Fries

Have you ever had to make that decision to choose between a salad or French fries, which do you choose? With the variety of dips to choose from, you’ll feel more inclined to choose potato as your veggie for the day. Think about it, a French fry is technically a vegetable, so if you skip you’re for the day, just feel good knowing that you are substituting it for another vegetable. That right there is a win-win situation. The best fried vegetable food you'll ever have.


The snack game evolution has certainly come a long way from eating simple crackers to preparing delicious DIY food creations that you will certainly crave. What is your favorite junk food that you crave? Let me know in the comments below.