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The Princess Feb 22nd, 2002 02:13 PM

Travel Snacks
 
I'm going to spend over 25 days traveling through Europe and I'm looking for ideas on what travel snacks are best to pack. Any suggestions?

J.Gracey Feb 22nd, 2002 02:27 PM

That would depend on your mode of travel for your stay. But I find that lightweight healthy snacks include:<BR><BR>-Dried Fruit<BR>-Rice Cakes<BR>-Oatmeal packets<BR>-Soup packets<BR><BR>Hope that's a help. Bon Voyage

Liz Feb 22nd, 2002 03:13 PM

Don't PACK any! Go into stores while your traveling and pick something the locals would!

xxx Feb 22nd, 2002 03:47 PM

I always take a jar of peanut butter. A spoonful provides a good source of protein and it's a good breakfast if you spread it on some locally purchased bread.

Sue Feb 22nd, 2002 03:57 PM

Balance bars.

xxxxx Feb 22nd, 2002 04:19 PM

I wouldn't want to be on a train with you if you've been eating dried fruit. If you get the drift of the color of my wind.<BR><BR>Do as Liz suggests. Save room for shoes.

mimi taylor Feb 22nd, 2002 04:24 PM

Shop at whereever you are and buy the local food and find a beautiful spot to enjoy it. You'll discover new tastes and it gives you a chance to interact with the locals.

r Feb 22nd, 2002 05:02 PM

On every trip I bring a whole bunch of Outdoor Balance Bars and on every trip I bring home a whole bunch of Outdoor Balance bars. <BR><BR>Don't bring too many snacks. Inevitably one eats three meals a day while traveling in Europe because we want the experience of eating "their" food. It's so much more fun then a Balance Bar. But bring a few of that type of thing just in case.

x Feb 22nd, 2002 05:04 PM

Sorry.I may be stupid , but what do you need snacks for..They do eat in all parts of europe!

xxx Feb 22nd, 2002 05:45 PM

I take Balance Bars on every trip and find that I eat them all. In lieu of taking time out for lunch, I snack on a bar while out sightseeing and then save my hunger (and money) for a nice dinner out.

janis Feb 22nd, 2002 05:52 PM

I wouldn't pretend food like balance bars when I can get a hunk of cheese a tomato or fruit and bagette for about the equivelent of $1 anywhere? I do sometimes pick up small packets of biscuits (cookies) or crisps (chips) as I go along so I can nibble if I am on a long drive or far from a shop.

curious Feb 22nd, 2002 05:53 PM

What the "H" is a Balance Bar???????????<BR><BR>Ever tried fruit, a baguette, nuts, cheese..or do you really need something manufactured in the good old USA for profit to make you feel good? Probably if you checked it out carefully you'd find it lacking !

janis Feb 22nd, 2002 05:53 PM

I wouldn't EAT pretend food . . . . <BR><BR>Why oh why don't they have an edit program on here :-0

curious Feb 22nd, 2002 05:55 PM

Got that right Janis..they do need an edit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Philip Feb 22nd, 2002 06:57 PM

Definitely raisins. They keep well, they are juicy and they help with regularity.

elvira Feb 22nd, 2002 07:20 PM

Twinkies, Yodels, Fiddle-Faddle, Chex Mix, Snowballs, and Oscar Mayer Lunchables. You cannot get them anywhere in Europe.

JOdy Feb 22nd, 2002 07:21 PM

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To Curious Feb 22nd, 2002 09:51 PM

curious; It's a protein/vitamin type of energy bar that can replace a meal. Some are healthier than others. You have to read the labels. It's food on the run that's easy. No big deal. U<BR><BR>Unlax, baby, take your shoes off and put the old dogs up and set a spell. Sounds like you need a good 'ol body to body massage-- the old fashioned way.

s Feb 23rd, 2002 04:29 AM

Why buy snacks? I bring my knapsack down to the breakfast room in my hotel, and load up on those packets of fette biscotti. Yeah, it's like eating cardboard, but it's free!

gail Feb 23rd, 2002 09:51 AM

We were nervous about food in Egypt so brought crackers, dried fruit, peanut butter, etc. Gave most away to kids on the street and traded the rest for trinkets. If we could find food in Egypt, you can probably find snacks in Europe. I have tried all those "nutrition bars" and all that I can say good about them is that they pack well. They all taste like sawdust.


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