So your bags are packed, the route is mapped out and the tunes are carefully sorted out. What about the snacks? These beauties can sometimes separate the tiresome, never-ending drags of road trips from the upbeat blasts that just seem to pass too quickly. Don’t rely on overpriced petrol stations and greasy takeaways to liven you up when we’ve got the perfect sweet road trip snacks lined up for you here!
1. Flipz Pretzels
Fancy something a little different to your usual pretzel? Flipz have you sorted. These crunchy yet addictive snacks are heavily coated in chocolate, satisfying any sweet cravings you may have. They come in a range of different flavours: milk chocolate, chocolate mint, dark chocolate, salted caramel and their most popular, white fudge. Make sure to buy a few packets, though, because once you start, you just won’t be able to stop!
2. Crunchy Apple Cinnamon Chips
If you’ve never tried these before, you’ll be thanking us later! It’s such a simple yet delicious idea – did I mention relatively healthy too? There are plenty of pre-made packets available from supermarkets, or you can easily make them yourself. Simply roast strips of apple peel with some melted butter, salt, and cinnamon-sugar and voila, the perfect road trip snacks are ready!
3. KIND Granola Bars
If you’re looking for something sweet but healthy and sustainable, try these granola bars. They come with plenty of option: chocolate nuts and sea salt, vanilla blueberry and dark chocolate chunks – just to name a few! Their compact size makes them perfect for stashing in compartments and all corners of the car plus they won’t cause a blood sugar drop later on in the journey.
4. Propercorn Popcorn
It’s everyone’s guilty pleasure, but when selected carefully, it doesn’t actually have to be guilty at all! Steer away from the pre-microwave-popped type and go for healthier, but still just as tasty options. Propercorn comes in a range of flavours: sweet, lightly sea-salted and sweet and salty, or if you fancy to spice it up a little, try their chocolate coated popcorn. This snack is a brilliant source of fibre, antioxidants and carbs, meaning your energy levels will be sustained for quite some time.
5. Blackfriars Flapjack Bars
Fancy a syrupy sweet boost? Flapjacks are surprisingly filling and thus snacking on these in intervals will keep you going! Blackfriars offers a huge range of flapjacks to choose from caramel toffee, black cherry, Bakewell, fudge, ginger… guaranteeing you won’t get bored of these little oat treats! Plus they come packaged in really convenient sizes – perfect for stashing and binging.
6. Innocent Smoothies
These delicious and super sweet beverages come packed with all the vitamins you’ll need for any long journey. While you can choose any fruit flavour that tickles your fancy, we recommend Innocent’s Super Smoothie range which is carefully crafted to provide you with the energy and vitamins you need for any occasion. If you need to keep awake during a long journey, try Innocent’s Energise, or if you’re easily stressed, try Invigorate.
7. McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes
Cake or biscuit? You can debate that when you’re snacking on them. Either way, they make a great snack for any road trip. They won’t crumble all over your car like your average biscuit, nor do they have quite enough chocolate to uncontrollably melt everywhere.
8. BarkTHINS Snacking Chocolate
These addictive slabs of dark chocolate come loaded with almonds and a sprinkle of sea salt. Snack on these guilt-free, knowing that these sweet treats are actually a healthy alternative to your average chocolate binge. Being jam-packed with welcome antioxidants, the dark chocolate will ensure your energy levels are well sustained while your sweet cravings will be fully appeased!