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Car-Friendly Candy and Snacks for Your Spring or Summer Road Trip

We have finally climbed our way out from under the frigid avalanche that was this past winter, and something as simple as sitting on the front porch feels like a release from prison! After months of only being outside long enough to shovel or walk from my house to my car, even outdoor chores like washing the windows are almost a joy. I’m just so happy to be outside! And what’s even better than feeling a warm rush of wind while sitting on a deck chair is feeling it while you’re driving down the highway toward somewhere exciting. It could be a friend’s house, an amusement park, a beach – just about anywhere! When you’re a road trip fan like I am, the journey is truly half the fun.

I love playing car games, I love listening to music, I love seeing new things along the way, and not being too rushed to stop and check some of them out. Seriously – if you’re planning a road trip this year, do yourself a favor and build some flexibility into your travel time. Sometimes those odd little stops along the way are gems! Yes, there’s a lot I love about road trip adventures, but what I don’t love is spending a ton of money on overpriced convenience store snacks when hunger strikes. And with a little planning, you don’t have to.

Before you head out on the highway, be sure to pack some sweet and salty snacks that will keep your belly happy between meals. Most of us idly snack more than usual when in a car for a long time, so the lengthier your journey, the more variety you should give yourself. I like to keep the ‘Big 3’ of snacking in mind when I pack my bag, ensuring I have at least 2 of each: Sweet, Salty, Satisfying. Some snacks meet the qualifications for more than one of those categories, of course, while others might not fill me up, but are a favorite nonetheless!

Here are a few of my favorite snacks and candies to take along on a road trip. Please share yours in the comments!

Charms Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy Lollipops
Swedish Fish
Planters Peanuts
Jack Link’s Teriyaki Beef Jerky
Cracker Jacks
Moon Pies

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