When it comes to eating on the road, shame goes out of the window as readily as a curious dog’s head. Whether it’s salty bags of junk food from a gas-station or a satisfyingly greasy plate of diner eggs, there’s always something that you gravitate toward in the small moments of bliss between driving, riding, and arriving at your destination.
Here are some roadtrip confessions from the test kitchen:
Snyder’s Jalapeno Cheddar Pumpernickel Pretzel sandwiches. They’re like crack! They’re even better with a fountain Diet Coke topped off with Dr. Pepper.
Combos! Pretzel and plain cheese flavor only. I’d never dream of eating a fake cheese product at home but what happens on the road stays on the road. Plus they taste better when you’re driving. Consume with a carbonated beverage because those suckers really gum up your teeth.
The fixin’s bar at Roy Rogers. I’ve been known to kill off the entire container of dill pickle chips.
Vice: Gummi worms. And, when abroad, pretty much any weird-flavored potato chip or candy bar is fair game. Locally, there’s Rein’s Deli in Vernon, Connecticut. I have been known to be late for something and still stop for grapenut pudding there.
And now for the Silly Question of the Day…
What are your roadtrip guilty pleasures?
Basically, close-to-highway things that you wouldn’t normally eat under other circumstances. Responses can be general (“those weird pickles in an bag at the rest stop”) to strangely specific (“a truckstop named Marty’s Tin Can off exit 25 with hashbrown-flavored milkshakes”).
Leave your silly answer in the comments!