Road Food – Combos

I’m always up for a road trip and my snacks of choice always start with a Diet Mt. Dew and, more times than not, a bag of Combos by Mars, Incorporated.  I don’t know what it is about those little nuggets of flavor but I probably eat more of them than I should.

I used to only eat the Pepperoni Pizza Cracker flavor but one day, when the gas station was out of that particular flavor, I branched out and tried the Zesty Salsa Tortilla.  WOW, I’ve been missing out!  While looking online for ideas for this post I discovered a yet to be released flavor, Buffalo Blue Cheese Pretzel (limited edition according to Wikipedia), I’ll be on the lookout for those for sure!

In 2011 Combos® celebrated its official 40th anniversary.  I don’t remember these snacks being around when I was a kid.  Maybe it was a regional product?

I know what some of you are thinking…  That’s a really unhealthy snack.  I won’t argue with you but they are a lot better than my runner-up favorite snack the Pork Rind!

What’s your favorite road trip snack?

Rushing Waters Fisheries – Smoked Trout Spread

We stopped at Whole Foods yesterday looking for my wife’s favorite Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce (San-J brand by the way) and took advantage of the many samples offered up.  One of which was a dare for my son who will pretty much eat anything.

We both sampled the Rushing Waters Fisheries Smoked Trout Spread and promptly threw a tub into the cart.  I’ve only had rainbow trout a few times & have always liked it.  This stuff hit the spot.  It’s a cream cheese/mayo based spread with little bits of smoked fish incorporated throughout.  It actually reminds me of a Smoked Cheddar Cheese Ball with a softer/smoother texture.

An 8oz tub sells for $6.99 and I’ll be surprised if it lasts through the labor day weekend.