The Best Road Trip Snacks for Your Cross-Country Move

Now that you have your move planned out and your moving company booked, it’s time to consider the most crucial component: snacks! You should pack a variety of filling, nutritious, and delicious snacks to keep your passengers happy! So, read below for some of the best road trip snacks for your cross-country move!


JerkyJerky is a great snack packed with protein for your long road trip! Both beef and turkey jerky are delicious options available in a wide variety of flavors! For example, many brands offer original, teriyaki, barbeque, and spicy flavors. So, pick a few flavors to try on your cross-country road trip.

Nut Bars

Nut BarsNut bars are a nutritious and sweet snack that is a must for any road trip. The mini Kind bars are a great two-bite snack for a little pick-me-up! Plus, this snack is low in sugar and sodium while being a good source of fiber.

However, if nuts aren’t your favorite snack, a classic granola bar is also a great road trip option! Some delicious choices include Clif Bars, Chewy and Dipped Quaker bars, and Nature Valley Crunchy bars. Pick a snack bar with good ingredients and flavors for your road trip!


Pre-popped popcorn is a great snack when it comes to convenience. Plus, there are so many flavors available for different preferences. For example, you may like a classic sea salt, buttered, white cheddar, or kettle corn. Whatever strikes your fancy, pack it for your cross-country adventure!


PretzelsPretzels are another classic snack with the option of a fun and delicious twist! For example, these garlic pretzel nuggets, cheddar & ale seasoned pretzels, and even these cheese and pretzel snack packs add some fun flavor to a traditional snack for your road trip.


HummusHummus is also a versatile snack that is available in a variety of flavors and endless dipping possibilities! For example, you can dip carrots, celery, pretzels, chips, and just about anything else you can think of into hummus for a tasty and nutritious snack! You can choose a savory and sweet hummus for your journey for a variety of snacks all in one.

Chocolate Covered Nuts

Chocolate Covered NutsThe SkinnyDipped almonds are a great snack with protein and some sweetness for the perfect sweet-and-salty combo! However, if you aren’t a fan of almonds, you can choose chocolate-covered peanuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, or pecans. Or, you can get the best of both worlds and pack a tasty trail mix for your road trip!

Fruit Snacks

Fruit SnacksFruit snacks are another nostalgic snack that may remind you of your childhood. Mott’s and Annie’s are delicious brands. However, if you are looking for more of a candy snack, Smart Sweets or Trolli Gummy Worms are sweet treats to pack for your trip. Nothing is better than a sweet and fruity treat!

Energy Drink

Energy DrinksWith extended hours on the road, you will want some caffeine to keep you alert and ready for the day ahead! So, energy drinks are a must. You can pack some brewed or pre-bottled coffee if you are a coffee drinker. Or, you can pack energy drink cans such as Celcius or Monster drinks. But we like the crystal light on-the-go packets with caffeine! These are easy to pack because they don’t take up much room, and they are easy to add to regular water when you want to switch up the flavor of your drink!

Packing delicious snacks will help make your road trip with friends and family fun and exciting! Having a hangry passenger is no fun for anyone. So, check out our recommendations above as you plan your cross-country move!

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