Road trips are a fun way to explore, travel, and spend time with the people you love. Traveling by car allows you to make pit stops, take in beautiful sites, and make fun memories. Whether you choose to listen to podcasts on your road trip or blast some classic songs for everyone to sing to, there is one thing that every road trip needs — good snacks.
Snacks are essential for road tripping. Snacks help you satisfy your cravings during a road trip, they keep you from getting too hungry, and they can cure boredom. Although, if you are that bored, you are certainly road-tripping wrong. When choosing snacks for a road trip, you definitely want a variety.
At Carla Corn, we know that popcorn is obviously one of the best road trip snacks. Especially when you are trying to satisfy a craving! If you are looking for something cheesy and delicious, we offer two flavors of popcorn that can provide you with the flavor you are looking for — white cheddar and Chicago style cheddar. But if you are trying to satisfy your sweet tooth, our caramel corn can do the trick!
We wanted to give you some more ideas. Read on for some of the best snack ideas for your road trip.
Obviously, salty snacks are a great choice. While you can go with some classic chips, there are other options that may help fill you up and are a little healthier, like salted nuts. But again, go for variety. Grab a bag or two of your favorite chips and some salted nuts to mix it up and allow you to have a few choices. Another great salted snack to bring on your road trip is pretzels.
Sweet snacks are another must. But there is a fine line here and you don’t want to choose something that is too sweet. While that may help you not eat it as fast, it can also make you not feel so great. Some great options for sweet snacks include cookies, granola bars, or some mini muffins. Sweet treats can help satisfy your cravings. Be sure to also order your caramel corn from Carla Corn before your road trip!
For those who love sweet and salty, bringing snacks that are a mix of the two can be a perfect choice. Think trail mix with salted nuts, raisins, and chocolate pieces or butterscotch chips. Salted pretzels covered in chocolate are another great option. When you choose snacks that are a mix of sweet and salty, you can enjoy both flavors at once, satisfying any craving you may have.
Candy is another obvious choice. We would suggest not overdoing it, because again, too many sweets can make you feel sick. But grabbing your favorite piece of candy is a great way to make your road trip even more fun! You could even grab one of your favorite chocolate bars and then your favorite candy that isn’t chocolate, like Skittles. Again, don’t overdo it, but be sure to treat yourself.
Bringing healthy snacks, like carrots, apples, grapes, or bananas is a great option as well. Healthy snacks allow you to enjoy munching without feeling guilty for eating a bunch of unhealthy foods. Making a fruit salad is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without eating an entire pack of cookies.
You also want to make sure you have snacks that can help fill you up, so you don’t overindulge in snacks that will make you feel crummy later. Snacks like beef jerky, protein bars, and some veggies can help you feel full so that you don’t feel the need to continue eating. You can also bring along some sunflower seeds! While these don’t fill you up, they can help you satisfy your desire to eat when you aren’t hungry.
As you get ready for your road trip, be sure to stock up on snacks and order flavorful popcorn from Carla Corn today! You will love having these delicious flavors on your ride. With three delicious flavors to choose from, you can enjoy the real ingredients we use in all of our popcorn flavors. Contact us today with any questions you may have.