The Best Snacks for a Summer Road Trip


With summer in full swing, many of us are planning our summer vacations or post-graduation last hurrahs with family and friends. When your stomach starts rumbling or when the kids start complaining, don’t get caught on the road with nothing to eat, or worse yet, don’t confine yourself to the semi-edible offerings of the closest gas station or rest stop! At the Tasteful Pantry, we’ve got a number of snacks that are healthy, easily portable and shareable, tasty, and won’t leave you hungry 5 minutes later. Plan ahead and order your snacks from our shop, or let us do the work for you and order a hand-picked Treat Box. You could even re-use the box after you finish the snacks for handy things like wrappers, napkins or keys!

1) Dang Coconut Chips

Made from the nutrient-packed copra, or meat of the coconut, these toasted coconut chips are a delicious snack that provides loads of energy so you won’t fall asleep at the wheel! The tropical flavor of the coconuts will make you think you’ve already arrived at the beach! Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, nut-free (except for coconuts).GL_DangCoconutChips_ft

2) Organic Superfood Peanut Butter

Superfoods chia, hemp seed, and goji have been churned into this organic peanut butter for an uber-nutritious source of complete protein, heart-healthy fats, and wide-ranging micronutrients. Available in a full jar or in car-friendly squeeze packs. Perfect squeezed onto an apple or banana!YUMbut1-3T

3) Organic Beef Jerk

Yes, every gas station sells beef jerky, but have you checked the ingredients of gas station beef jerky recently?! Don’t be surprised if it’s full of ingredients that sound like the names of extinct dinosaurs. Our organic beef jerky from Golden Valley Natural is made from natural ingredients and will keep you satisfied, plus it comes in large pieces so you don’t have to constantly keep passing the bag around the car! Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free.GOLjer1-2T

4) Island Mango Premium Fruit Snacks

Start your vacation early with these tropical and fun organic fruit snacks. These aren’t like your typical fruit leather – they’ve got 3 ingredients, including coconut flakes to give them a little texture. Plus they come in convenient squares so that you don’t need to get your hands sticky breaking apart pieces for each person. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan soy-free, nut-free.IMG_0986

5) White Cheddar Power Puffs

The ultimate super-hero snack, not just for kids! Made with navy beans and brown rice, this healthy twist on the classic cheese puff is flavored with the perfect combination of white cheddar, coconut oil and sea salt to make everyone lick their fingers. Gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free.SNAbea1-2T

6) Sweet Potato Sprouted Tortilla Chips

The sweet potatoes, sprouted grains and seeds in these chips from Way Better Snacks make for a good-for-you chip that also tastes amazing. Mostly salty, they also have a slight sweet flavor to delight your taste buds with something that’s “way better” than your typical chip. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, nut-free.way-better-snacks-sweet-potato-230

7) Kutoa Peanut Butter & Jelly Bar

We admit, PB&J’s are an awesome car snack, but they can be so messy and full of refined sugar! These PB&J energy bars from Kutoa are not only good for you and contain no added sugars or preservatives, but you’re doing good by eating them – for every bar you buy, they feed a hungry child.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free.Peanut-Butter-_-Jelly-KUTOA-Bar-1200x800_grande

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