When we were kids a pack of Grower’s peanuts and a box of Sunmaid raisins is our equivalent of a trail mix. A trail mix is basically a combination of fruits nuts and sometimes chocolates that people take with them on hikes. My grandfather used to go on hunting trips armed with his trusty rifle, deer hunting camera, and his own trail mix of dry roasted or boiled peanuts and raisins. Nowadays, one can find several trail mix options that range from high calorie to healthy mixes. Almonds, Pistachios, and Cashews provide a healthy combination for those who want low calorie snacks with omega 3 fatty acids and proteins. Those who are do not mind adding a few calories in their mix can throw in some walnuts and peanuts in their pack as well. Raisins, cranberries, and cherries are popular dried fruits that usually go in trail mixes.
There are also chocolate covered fruits and nuts for that can be included in the mix for those who have a sweet tooth. Chocolate covered fruits and nuts like M&M Peanuts, Hershey’s Chocolate Covered Almonds, Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries and Blueberries are also welcome treats. Those who would rather have bars instead of a trail mix can go for granola and cereal bars, or have a Cadbury Brunch , Cadbury Picnic, Marathon™ energy bars, Kudos™ in their pouch as well. Health buffs particular about their calorie intake or the vitamins and minerals in their food can create their own trail mix by using a healthy combination of raw nuts and sugar free dried fruits.