- Posted August 30, 2013 by
August 31 - National Trail Mix Day
This holiday is for enjoying the fun, delicious snack that has been popular with hikers for years. If you've never had this healthy snack, let today be the day you learn how to make at least one of the many flavor varieties that's popular. It's perfect for hikes and it's perfect placed in your lunch. Let todays be the day you celebrate National Trail Mix Day and share it with everyone.
Trail mix or gorp is a snack food commonly used in outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and camping. This food mixture is termed scroggin in New Zealand and Australia, and Studentenfutter in German-speaking countries. A mix of only nuts, especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and raisins is also known as student food.
Trail mix usually consists of a mixture of nuts and dried fruits such as raisins or cranberries. Other ingredients such as chocolate chips may also be included.
There are other options that outdoor activities work well with. Premium nut mixes combined with dried fruit can replenish energy and are a bit healthier than all the chocolates that can be substituted by quality dried fruits.