In the near future, my family and I will take off on a summer vacation road trip. Inevitably, this will involve many pitstops at McDonalds across the country, and as many local treats as we can find at any given time. But what to do about the in-between stop times, when you’re actually trapped in the car for miles on end?
My mother taught me well over the years, and as such, I always have plenty of road snacks available. My rules are simple: individual packages when possible (to reduce pouring and portioning), nothing that crumbles (I’m looking at you, innocent-looking cereal bars), and minimal meltables (I gotta have some chocolate, but I try to keep it to the least melty versions possible). I also look for things that don’t crush too easily, in case they get trampled or squished in our limited space. My favorites are dried fruit mixes, yogurt-covered raisins (while still slightly melty, much less of a problem that the chocolate-covered variety), bags of goldfish or pretzels, and my beloved peanut/raisin/M&M trail mix. Hey, I never said road snacks had to be strictly healthy. It’s vacation!
What are your favorite travel snacks?