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Travel snacks
Vol. 11 No. 11

NIckelDimeSyrups' Caged Heat is way more than a cocktail syrup. Among their recipes is this one: Kale Chips, above.

ReGrained harvests “spent” beer grain, upcycled from the brewing process, to create healthy, delicious, and sustainable energy bars baked with all natural, locally sourced ingredients, above.

Laiki Rice Crackers uses red and black wholegrain rice, sustainably sourced palm fruit oil, and a touch of sea salt to make their tasty, award-winning snack crackers, above.

D'Vine Crush makes energy bites with flavors derived from wine grapes: Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Port, above.

Little Red Dot Kitchen won a Gold Sofi Award at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show for their Spicy Candied Bacon Bak Kwa. Their varieties of these grilled meat snacks, above, originated as Singaporean street food. Lucky us, we get to eat them, too!

You have a lot of choices for your portable almond snacks from Maisie Jane's, including natural, flavored, and chocolate covered, such as the Cappuccino Almonds above.

Superfood Bites, above, from Urban Foods are morsels of delicious and healthy, oats, flax, quinoa, chia, seeds and fruit. Resealable bags are perfect for travel.

The dilemma you will face if you buy The Art of Caramel as a hostess gift, is refraining from eating it all on your way there. Vanilla Bean Cocoa Nib, Bananas Foster With Dark Rum, Mayan Chile Chocolate and Kentucky Bourbon Black Pepper in a gift box, above.

Just before you get on the plane, stop by the C. J. Olson Cherries Kiosk at either the San Jose or Oakland Airports to pick up gorgeous Bing Cherries or one of their other fruit and nut combinations.

Dried Mission or Calimyrna Figs from Valley Fig Growers are so snackable. An 8-ounce tray of each means each person can choose their favorite. And for super convenience, the 4.5-ounce bag of Bite-Size Mission Figs, above, is perfect.

Organic dried plums (or prunes) from Taylor Brothers Farms packed in a tin not only stay fresh, but these succulent morsels don't get squished in your luggage. Energy-loaded and full of potassium, antioxidants, Vitamin A, and a wide variety of phytochemicals. Plus the burst of sweetness can keep you feeling good.

Vignette Wine Country Soda Rosé, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, above, are sophisticated beverages to accompany foods, and they are non-alcoholic, so a treat you can enjoy while driving.

Ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffee is Jittery John's Cold Brew's specialty. Among their flavors: Espresso Blend, New Orleans style, above, and Brazil Nut.

Three Trees line of Almond Milks are clean, pure, and creamy. The luscious thickness and smooth texture are achieved by lots of almonds, without using stabilizers or thickeners.

All Mendocino Tea Company / Tuber Tonic's teas are made with organic, looseleaf teas and other organic ingredients. Their biggest hit is Tuber Tonic, above, made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, elderberries, and black pepper. Cold or hot, tasty and good for you.

Long car trip? B.toffee gives you two ways to enjoy it: pieces of toffee straight from the package or you can make this B.toffee Milkshake, above. A car trip was never so sweet!

All it takes is the Classic Lemon Citrus mixer from Top Hat Provisions and soda water to make premium Lemon Soda, above. All natural juices and no high-fructose corn syrup.

The ultimate travel beverage idea -- you can even take these on the plane! 10th Avenue Tea. Shake, add water (hot or cold), and stir. Unique tea powders that combine spices, matcha, and black tea in shakeable tins, above.

Not a fan of the coffee you can get on the road? Take a thermos of one of the premium, organic coffees from Jeremiah's Pick Coffee, above, made exactly the way you like it.

Wallaby Organics Lowfat Raspberry Kefir, above, has all the benefits of a probiotic beverage, plus vitamins and the sweetness of organic raspberries.

There are many ways to enjoy Oat Cuisine Gourmet Granola on a trip: straight out of the bag, or in Granola Cookies, above.

Everyone loves brownies, and these also appeal to those who like a little spiciness. Spicy Swirly Brownies, above, get their heat from Sartain's Menu.

Bake the pocket pies from Mamie's Pies the night before and enjoy just-like-homemade treats on your trip: Apple, Strawberry or Pumpkin, above.

If Panforte could get the Romans over the Alps, either or both the Original or Apricot Napa Cakes Panforte, above, can get you and your family to Grandma’s house feeling good. Moist and delectable, they're made with California nuts and dried fruit.

Laceys Cookies from Desserts on Us come in Dark Chocolate Almond and Milk Chocolate Macadamia, above. Crisp toffee wafers sandwiched with smooth chocolate. Whew!

Be blissfully unaware of the rigors of travel with Endorfin Foods Single Origin Chocolate Bars from Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Madagascar.

Homemade fudge is such a treat, and it's super easy to make Royally Creamy Fudge, using one of the flavors of Real Buttercream Frostings from The Frosting Queens.

Glyká Sweets makes a wide variety of traditional Greek pastries, some particularly for a special occasion, some to enjoy all through the year. A few of the choices are shown above.

Cookie Brittle is a Holly Baking original, and the two newest flavors are Double Chocolate and Cinnamon Spice, above. Crisp, buttery, and crunchy, with a delicious, melt-in-your mouth texture.

Kokomo Culinary's Verjus is the "secret" ingredient in Verjus Dessert Bars, above.

Before you take off, be sure to stop at one of the Kara's Cupcakes Bay Area locations to pick up goodies for your trip, such as cupcakes, above, caramel corn, and cocoa mix.

Banana Walnut Bread, above, is an excellent snack any time of the day. Easy to make with Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil, it's also easy to transport -- and makes enough to share.

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