While air travel has definitely seen a significant decrease, more people are taking to the roads as a safer way to see the world these days. With road trips becoming more and more popular, we decided to try out plenty of snacks that will help satiate you on your journey across the country, from sweet to salty, healthy to indulgent. Here are our top picks:
RITZ Cheese Crispers: The recently launched line of new, crispy snack crackers from RITZ are light, crispy and satisfying. Currently available in two flavors, Cheddar and Four Cheese & Herb, the small bites are perfect for your salty snack craving, giving you abundant cheese flavor, in a light, airy cracker.
Safe + Fair Dark Chocolaty Drizzled Popcorn: This allergen-friendly snack is the perfect treat for any long car ride. The light, airy popcorn is drizzled with dark chocolate, making for the ideal sweet and salty bite. It’s totally addictive, so beware that once you open a bag, it might not last more than a mile or two.
Kate’s Real Food Tram Bar: Founded by skier Kate Schade, these hand-rolled energy bars are ideal for adventurers, and now, roadtrippers. Kate was unable to find an energy bar that was both wholesome and functional (that tasted good), so turned to the kitchen to create her own. The result was Kate’s Real Food, which now makes an array of tasty energy bars in different flavors, all of which are certified organic, gluten free, non-GMO and kosher. The original tram bar is filled with oats, peanut butter and apricots, and even maintains is soft texture in cold temperatures, so you can enjoy it no matter where you travel.
IWON Organics Protein Stix: Tell your bag of Cheetos it’s time to break up, there’s a healthy alternative on the market that’s sure to satisfy your craving. Made to balance carbs, fats and protein into a tasty, crunchy snack, IWON Organics makes an array of protein-fueled bites that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. We love their Nacho Cheese Protein Stix, which clock in at under 200 calories, are low in sugar, and contain 10g of protein and 5g of fiber. Made with plant-based protein from green peas, black beans and navy beans, these tasty bites will make your trip go faster.
12 Tides Everything Puffed Seaweed Chips: Before you write these off because you’re not a fan of seaweed, keep reading. I can attest that these don’t have any fishy taste, but instead are full of salty, crunchy, umami, everything seasoning goodness. Made using organic kelp (a natural source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients), these seaweed chips not only help to boost your metabolism and aid digestive health, but they are also produced sustainably and packaged with 100% compostable material. When you buy a pack of these, you’ll be doing good for your body and the ocean.
Renewal Mill Vegan Okara Chocolate Chip Cookies: Vegan or non-vegan, these cookies are a treat. Utilizing upcycled food byproducts like okara (a byproduct of soy milk), Renewal Mill helps to minimize food waste while providing affordable nutrition. Their chocolate chip cookies are soft, tasty and plant-based, but will appeal to everyone and the perfect solution to those sweet cravings along the road.
Harvest Snaps Popper Duos: We first came to love Harvest Snaps for their addictive and impossibly tasty green pea snack crisps. Now, the brand that brought us a new way to satisfy our craving for munchies brings us a new line of Popper Duos, a puffed crisp the brings two flavors into one crunchy bite. The baked snack is similarly made with green peas, and features three two-in-one flavor combos — Salsa & Cheddar (perfect to replace the messy actual chips & salsa), BBQ & Ranch, and Yellow & White Cheddar. These tasty bites are free of common allergens such as soy, nuts, peanuts, wheat and eggs, and contain no artificial flavors, colors, palm oil, cholesterol or added sugars.
PeaTos Crunchy Curls: Touted as junk food without the junk, PeaTos brings consumers tasty, crunchy snacks reminiscent of childhood favorites like Cheetos and Funyons, and uses peas and clean ingredients in lieu of corn and artificial ingredients. The result is an impressively delicious snack with two times the protein and three times the fiber as your traditional salty snack bag. Flavors include Fiery Hot, Zesty Ranch and Classic Cheese.
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