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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do you guys bring store bought trail mix or do you make your own. I like to buy a basic mix, filter out all the stuff I don't like, (too many seseme seeds are annoying, as they always end up at the bottom) then add my own bits of fruit and other things. What's your favourite mix?

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salted cashews and sultana raisins, 50/50

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Dried cranberries, dry-roasted peanuts, and smarties. I've used chocolate chips, but then I end up with 'clusters' if it's warm out, which is okay once the chocolate solidifies.

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peanuts, cashews, rasins, cranberries, almonds, sometimes bannana chips. the more stuff that is coated in chocolate the better...mmmm...



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peanuts, sunflower seeds, yogurt raisins and banana chips... (the banana chips are great with a peanut butter sandwich as well)

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I buy the "Olympic Mix" from safeway, and then throw in dried cranberry's.

It comes pre-mixed with peanuts, almonds, raisins, and M&M's.

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Galloway's Best, with extra pineapple, cashews, and Reese Bites added.
Sometimes ginger for nip.

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Has anyone ever tried dried catalope (sp?) Its really good, as long as it doesn't get coated in weird seasonings from the peanuts etc.

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not a trail mix per se, but chocolate-covered cherries (sold in bulk at Save-On) taste really good after a few hours of hiking.

...chocolate-covered apricots are good too.

...so are chocolate-covered cashews.

however, when I hike, I don't crave sweets as much as I crave salty foods - pretzels, cashews or pringles chips... I drink a lot of water, and I try to keep my electrolytes in balance.

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I've been busying the GORP from Save-On. If memory serves, the ingredients include raisins, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds and of course Smarties. Interestingly enough, the Smarties seem to be the first to go whenever we're out hiking...

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I've been buying my trail mixes from Superstore. I forget the name but it has dried papaya, raisins, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts...and I buy extra deluxe nuts (brazil nuts, almonds) and mix it with this trail mix because this bulk mix has a lot of dried fruits. I get the non-salted ones because, frankly, why have the sweet dried fruit and mix it with salt? Yuck. The price is decent and it usually goes on sale.


I've bought the sealed bag trail mix from various stores and it tastes like crap...especially the one from Safeway (found near the produce section.) I think most of them are stale.

If find trail mix goes a long way as far as fuel food is concerned.

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I usually get some mix from save on foods.. Sometimes though, I throw in a little extra from the dried cranberry/cashew bins.. they never put enough of the good stuff!

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I have a small canvas pouch for an old cantien that I have attached to my hip belt that I keep stuffed with jerky and trail mix. It lets me keep snacking even while moving. This way I never get tired.

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I buy the "Olympic Mix" from safeway, and then throw in dried cranberry's.

It comes pre-mixed with peanuts, almonds, raisins, and M&M's.

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Another vote for Olympic Mix here: available in lots of grocery stores. I add more Smarties.

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It varies all the time and I never buy a store concoction. Just buy the bulk nuts and dried fruits and cut up into pieces for the mix. The staples of the mix are always peanuts and raisins, about 2:1. Then I add the seasonings: chocolate chips, walnuts, almonds, cashews, dried fruits, etc. FYI, nuts keep much better in the freezer. I always buy the raw nuts, not the roasted, double bag them and store them in the freezer. I usually make up about a litre or 2 of trail mix with varying proportions of the above and then keep it in the fridge and just take out what I want for a given excursion. When it's all gone, I make a new, entirely different batch. I love the variety and the surprise effects of trying out new things.

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