Finding the right trail mix can be a trial. The first issue is my preference for no raisins. I don’t hate raisins ~ they’re fine in kugel, cabbage/onion stir-fry, and rum raisin ice cream ~ but I don’t like them in my carrot cake, oatmeal cookies, or trail mix. Some dried fruit is nice though, for that chewy element, but I prefer cranberries, dates, or apricots.
The second issue is nuts. Whether peanuts (not technically a nut, I know), almonds, cashews, or whatever… if I eat too many I get a tummy ache. Pine nuts are the worst in this regard (still sad about pesto). So I like my trail mix to have some pretzel pieces and/or cereal bits to add to the crunch, rather than zillions of nuts. In fact, granola chunks would be great in the mix! Also, I prefer no seeds for similar tummy reasons.
Third, I do like some chocolate mixed in, but I prefer the pieces to be coated M&M style so they melt in my mouth not in my hand. It can get hot out there in the wilderness even if the day begins with cool temps, and all that trudging up and down hills can really work up a sweat.
HAHAHAHA, like I’d ever go on a hike! Get real. I eat trail mix while sitting on the sofa watching romcoms like a civilized person.
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