Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The PERFECT Road Trip Snack

We got on road trips frequently and I am always in charge of packing the snacks.  
Kevin takes care of the navigation and accommodations.  
We make a pretty good team.

I just discovered the perfect road trip candy and had to share them
- Starburst MINIS unwrapped!!

You can find them in traditional colors, but since I really only like the pinks I went with the FaveREDs version.  They are about half the size of regular Starburst, but you don't have to unwrap a single bite.  You also don't have to deal with all those wrappers from the full size candies filling up your car.  Win-win!

Pretty Typical Snack List:
Cooler w/ water bottles, cokes for Kev and a sippy of milk for Olive.
Peanut butter pretzels
Chex mix
Wheat Thins
sugary treats - Starburst, sour watermelon or gummy bears
Blow pops
precut fruit or veggies
cheese sticks 
Beef jerky for my hubby
granola bars
graham crackers/teddy graham/cookie

Snacks for Olive:
Fruit puree pouches
Goldfish crackers and cheerios  
pretzel sticks

A few other road trip snack tips:
I bring grocery sacks for trash cans and make sure to empty the trash out of the car at each stop we make.  It really helps to keep the car organized.  I also pack napkins, chip clips, rubber bands and ziploc bags for anything messy.  It takes just a second to throw these things in and really helps keep you food organized.

What do you bring along on road trips??

I hope you have a great rest of the week!  We are going to enjoy a little family Spring Break for the rest of the week so it'll be pretty quiet here on the ole blog.  

Keep up with my on instagram @ polkadottyplace 
I look forward to getting back to blogging next week.


  1. We are getting ready for a Spring Break road trip and my daughter's #1 request is circus peanuts! We had them last time we went on a big trip so I think we started something! :)

  2. Not having to unwrap AND all pinks and reds?! Gimme gimme.

  3. I've heard that those are AMAZING and the fact that you can get them all in red is even better!!

  4. I'm so glad you mentioned these! I saw them in an ad or something but totally forgot about them - and Starburst happens to be one of Paul's favorite candies! We are headed on a road trip in a few days, so I'll be sure to grab a bag of those little cuties! I always take a tupperware container of Cheerios or Life cereal on trips...I can easily munch on them if I'm the one driving, and I can replace a meal with dry cereal any day. :)

  5. Those look so yummy! I love Starbursts. And that's a great list of roadtrip snacks. I always like a mixture of things.

  6. Road trip snacks are the best part of a road trip!! For whatever reason, our family's go to snack on a road trip was plums.... why plums??? Seems like a silly idea for a road trip. Might as well pack prunes! I like your choices better :)

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  7. We used to drive back and forth to Florida several times a year when I was in college. Our road trip essentials were Twizzlers and Doritos!


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