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Roadtrip! What Trader Joe's and Costco items would make it into your car?

Heading towards Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, and Glacier National. We won't be stopping for meals during the day while we are covering long distances.

Please help give me ideas for snacks and portable items to tide us from breakfast to dinner on the days we are driving.

Because it is vacation, both healthy and not-so-healthy recommendations are appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Lucky you! We did a roadtrip to Rushmore a few years ago and it was fantastic!

    I'd suggest the usual suspects from TJs...trail mix, cereal bars. Their sweet/salty nuts and lime chile nuts are just crack to me so I'd consider them vacation-worthy.

    Speculoos spread and graham crackers, make little sandwiches before you leave. Or the Nutella knockoff/graham crackers

    Assuming you have a cooler, Hansen's or the TJ vintage sodas, the speculoos bars, yogurts, fresh OJ, string cheese.

    1. Costco housemade granola, good selection of dried fruits, nuts and their Kirkland Kettle Chips if you want to be bad.

      1. Crunchmaster (GF) Multi-seed Original Crackers
        Almond butter (or cashew butter if I can find it)
        Black licorice
        TJ Fruit Jellies-candy (if they still make this--they are like those Sunkist Fruit Gems) OR Vanilla Merigues

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        1. TJs:
          Veggie Straws
          Organic apple slices
          Fiberful fruit bars
          Kettle corn
          Mini peanut butter cups

          Costco:
          Pub Mix
          Chocolate chip cookies from the bakery side

          1. Trader Joe's Falafel Chips are unreasonably good. Road trip-tested: always on the trip from TJ's to home. I think I need to go to TJ's *right now*