Refuel & Recharge: Snacks for the Road
Words and Photos by Ashley Herrin
Not Your Sugar Mamas: Mylk Chocolate & Almond Bark
Not Your Sugar Mama’s produces hand-made super food chocolates on Martha’s Vineyard. All of NYSM’s products are free of refined sugars, are dairy & gluten free and made of the finest all-natural ingredients. Their Mylk Chocolate and Almond Bark is the perfect treat for any of your New England travels.
Fastachi: Sesame Honey Crunch Bars
Skip the convenience store and head to Fastachi, located in Watertown, MA and Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, for your fix of nut mixes, bars and roasted nuts and seeds. Hand-made in Watertown, Fastachi offers a wide range of road-trip ready products, made of the freshest and finest ingredients.
AVA’s Caramel Popcorn: Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn
Ava’s Caramel Popcorn is the perfect small-batch road-trip snack made in Arlington, Massachusetts. It begins with the caramel sauce — a from-scratch creation made of the finest and freshest ingredients like vanilla and sea salt. All of Ava’s products are made to order, ensuring the freshest product upon purchase.
Blue Bandana Chocolate: 82% Madagascar Wild Pepper Dark Chocolate Bar
Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker sources cacao beans directly from the farmers who grow them, and are small-batch produced into award-winning chocolate bars Burlington, Vermont. This wild pepper variety adds a spicy quality to the bar... helping to keep your taste buds awake during those long cross-state treks.
Lake Champlain Chocolates: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
These easy-to-eat (on the go or elsewhere) dark chocolate caramels are crafted by hand in Lake Champlain’s Burlington, Vermont kitchen. The caramels are cooled overnight, individually cut and drenched... twice... in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
Sweet Lydia’s Handcrafted S’mores: Peanut Butter S’More
These sweet treats are handcrafted in Lowell, Massachusetts, and pay homage to one of America’s favorite fire-side desert. What began as gifts for friends and family, Sweet Lydia’s soon took off and now offers gourmet marshmallows, toffee, caramels, candy bars and of course, s’mores.
Fastachi: Natural Dried Sour Apples
Fastachi’s all-natural and organic dried fruits are the perfect snack for anyone on the go. These dried sour apples are packed with flavor and nutritional value — apples are an excellent source of soluble fiber, great for heart and brain health among other traits.
Vermont Smoke & Cure: Uncured Pepperoni, BBQ, Cracked Pepper
Vermont Smoke and Cure has been crafting smoked meats and snacks for over five decades right here in New England. Their approach: they use humanely raised meats whenever possible, and simple, local ingredients such as Vermont maple syrup to craft their recipes. Their line of beef, pork and turkey sticks are the perfect to-go snack for any New England adventure.