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5 Small-Batch Snacks To Bring On Your Next Road Trip

Whether you’re road tripping across country, taking the train to the beach, heading upstate to go fall foliage peeping, flying off to somewhere fabulous (or even if you’re just planning a stay-cation), these go-to to-go goodies will make all journeys a little tastier:

1. Mocha Cayenne Energy Bar – You know the car needs gas. Well, you need caffeine! So fuel up for an early morning start or an all-night drive with The Yes Bar's organic chocolate-coffee energy bar. You know that cinnamon-cayenne kick you get from Mexican hot chocolate? Imagine that mixed with crunchy seeds and nuts, and the satisfying chew of dried fruit. HOLA! 

 2. Smoky Crunchy Split Peas – North River Dry Goods roasts yellow split peas in non-GMO expeller pressed canola oil (the good stuff) then finishes 'em off with a sprinkle of sea salt, onion powder, paprika, chipotle pepper and a few other secret spices. They're a ridiculously satisfying, totally healthy substitute for potato chips.

3. Sea Salt + Pepper Pistachios – Go totally nuts for the crunch of roasted pistachios tossed in sea salt and black pepper. Bonus: The well-designed box, complete with space to keep your empty shells, fits in most cup-holders. The folks at Gilded Nut Snack Co. really thought of everything.

4. Sriracha Cheddar Cheesy Puffs – Leave the fake cheese powder-dusted corn balls in the rest stop vending machine. Fuller Foods’ sriracha-laced poofs are the real deal! And they’re baked, not fried.

5. Honey Bourbon Brisket Beef Jerky True Jerky’s tender, juicy jerky is infused with maple and a heady slug of bourbon. It's seriously intoxicating... but won’t get you a DUI.

We call shotgun!