Chefs, What Are Your Favorite Road Trip Snacks?
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Part of the fun of road trips is packing up the jalopy with food to munch on along the way.
Courtesy Warner Brothers' "National Lampoon's Vacation"
Are Valley chefs any different than the rest of us when it comes to what snacks get to hitch a ride? There are the standard salty and sweet picks to be sure, but which ones in particular? And poached shrimp? That might be a new one.
Here are a few of their answers.
I have four essentials when I'm on the go: trail mix, beef jerky, whole fruit, and Blueberry Red Bull. The ultimate power snacks for any trip.
The ultimate finger food is poached shrimp. Put them in the console of the car on ice and snack away. Figs, dates, and a big bowl of olives are great munchies, too. And Swedish Fish, of course.
Blue Diamond Smoked Almonds, Butterfingers, any potato chip that is fried (baked is lame), Five-Hour Energy Drink, beef jerky, and sparkling Voss -- I like the tiny bubbles and I'm on a diet.
Beef jerky, Pringles, Manchego slices, a portobello mushroom and roasted red pepper sandwich on whole grain Mediterranean bread, and Gatorade. It looks weird seeing it in writing, but that's it, every time.