Here's a fun fact: the Gloffice is located above Soho's finest Chipotle. And we'll soon be moving to a new office above a...wait for it...Dunkin' Donuts. But we're a healthy lot—nobody subsists solely on spicy lemon water and raw kale, or burritos and Frappuccinos for that matter—and maybe that's what makes us so painfully aware of the fact that our office snacking habits have become very questionable as of late. First, it was Christmas, with tidings of cookies and branded cupcakes from our nice friends in PR; then Valentine's, with every sort of chocolatey nougat creation imaginable; and now it's Easter basket candy season, and we've been filling ourselves with copious amounts of refined sugar in the form of pastel SweeTarts Jelly Beans. Sometimes we even conceptualize an entire photo shoot around the fact that we're jonesing for candy (example).
Collectively, we decided to end the madness and make a Whole Foods run in the search of the healthier alternatives above. We chose them based on the criteria that they need to involve little-to-no preparation, fit nicely inside a mini fridge, and make for some good, mindless munching with our left hand while our right is busy on the internet. Then, we tested them over the course of two days—all of them. Like, four-grocery-bags-worth of food was consumed in 48 hours by a small handful of people. (Baby steps?) The upside is that this proves the food is yummy, which was the last and most important qualifier in order to make our list. And we feel not an ounce of guilt, because if it wasn't almonds, organic chocolate, and dried mango, it would've been Sour Patch Kids, lime-flavored tortilla chips, and mystery bodega guacamole.
Photos by Deja Turner and Sailor Brinkley Cook. For Part II, click here.