The summer is about to hit South Africa and if you’re anything like me, you’ve already started planning your vacations, but one thing you may not have thought about is probably the most important part of any journey, your Road Trip Snacks!
This is my guide to the 5 Essential Road Trip Snacks I always grab before anything else while I’m filling up my car with petrol!
Everyone has their preferred petrol station to fill up and grab their road trip snacks. Mine is the Caltex Freshstop at the V&A Waterfront because of its super convenient location right next to the N1 Highway!
Here are my 5 Essential Road Trip Snacks from the Caltex Freshstop
1. COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
Okay, so coffee might not actually be a “snack” but it is my Number ONE item that I’ll never go on a road trip without. My coffee of choice is always a large Latte, with an extra shot of coffee at the Seattle Coffee Co.!
If you’re not a coffee person, get something else to keep you awake and if you’re feeling sleepy, get someone else to drive or have a rest somewhere along the road.
2. ENERGY GUMMY’S
If I’m not sipping down a coffee for energy while driving, I’m chewing away at any kind of gummy I can get my hands on. They are full of energy, so I’ve always got multiple bags to nom on.
3. MEAT IS MEAT AND A MAN MUST EAT
There’s no denying that I am a meat eater and I LOVE biltong!! You know there’s few things better as a road trip snack like a juicy piece of biltong and we all have that one place where we buy, and it’s always “better than yours”.
Well, the biltong I buy at the Caltex Freshstop is AMAZING and it’s no surprise because it comes from Food Lovers and it’s never once been too dry or hard! Hmmmmm
*stops writing post and rushes off to buy some biltong for a “road trip post writing” snack*
4. ROAD TRIP SNACK ATTACK
When you’ve been driving for a couple of hours, it’s advisable to stop for a break to stretch your legs. Carlinn and I always try find epic view points for our long stop for the day and that’s when we get rid of any hunger we have with our Road Trip Brodjies*!
*Broodjies is the Afrikaans word for “Sandwich”.
We buy all our broodjie toppings from the Caltex Freshstop too at their super fresh selection of fresh produce, which is also from Food Lovers! WINNING!!
5. FOODS FROM THE EARTH
The last Road Trip Snack that’ll always make it’s way into my bag when I leave the Freshstop is a bunch of ripe Banana’s!
Banana’s are great as a healthy snack and are also regarded as brain food, which will help you keep focused on the road!