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Your favorite 'road trip' food

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Is time for a road trip! You have your sunglasses, your iPod, your GPS and your cell phone. Now it's time to pack the fun stuff. The food! What on you pack,, if anything, to eat on road? Cookies? ChipsZ. Sandwiches? Or do you eat fast food from the drive through?

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    1. Some bottles of water, roasted and salted pistachios, snyder's sourdough pretzel nuggets, Dill pickle sunflower seeds, MORE water!! (salty snacks lol), and plenty of Orbit sweetmint gum

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      1. re: kubasd

        Dill pickle sunflower seeds? Is this two seperate things, or flavored sunflower seeds?

        1. re: Ditdah

          Dill pickle flavored sunflower seeds
          http://www.junkfoodblog.com/2006/05/d...

          You can get sunflower seeds in all kinds of flavors (BBQ, ranch, garlic, and lots more)

          1. re: 2roadsdiverge

            I am NOT happy that you have alerted me to the existence of these snacks... I can see an addiction in my future.

            1. re: Ditdah

              I felt the same way when I saw them for the first time... I immediately bought all 12 bags in stock. They are delicious and verrry addictive! Enjoy :)

      2. I find myself strangely drawn to 7-11 and am/pm microwave burritos.

        1. Doritos, Cheez-its, and a mid-trip stop at Taco Bell. Plenty of Diet Mt. Dew for DH, water for me. I used to pack healthy food but that would invariably lead to a stop at a gas station for junk, so now I just buy the junk in advance (at half the price at the regular grocery store).

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          1. re: biondanonima

            That sounds disturbingly delicious...

            1. re: biondanonima

              2 years ago we spent a week+ in Washington DC visiting the sights and the event we traveled there for. with an Amish family as friends and close enough to visit, I wanted to stop and buy their 12 kids a basket of goodies. we had our travel goodies with us so we stopped in the supermarket and duplicated what was in our stash.
              chips, cookies, candy, drinks, crackers, dips, stuffed crackers, filled crackers, nuts, trail mix.
              our favorite things to munch on. fun day...

            2. Almost always pack crackers and some sliced cheese and summer sausage in a cooler. Some variety of seasoned nuts - usually spicy cashews. I try not to drink caloric beverages very often (medication induced weight gain, so I try to avoid liquid calories) but on a road trip I will allow myself a full calorie grape or orange soda. A couple of bottles of diet coke if it is a long trip, in case I get tired.

              A bag of sour cream and onion potato chips. (Though note: If you get into a car accident at a high rate of speed - such as driving into a concrete barrier on the interstate at around 65 mph - you will wish you did not have this bag of chips. It is hard to get potato chip crumbs out of your hair when you can barely move from back and neck spasms.)

              If I go past an Arby's and am feeling the munchies, I will stop to get an order of jalapeno poppers.