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Vermont Snacks to Pack for Your Next Road Trip

By: Carolyn Fox

Words and photos courtesy of Seven Days

Champlain Orchards apples, from Shoreham, are crisp, juicy, and readily available year-round at most grocery stores and markets.

Olive Ciabatta rolls, made by O Bread bakery at Shelburne Farms, pack in not one, not two, but six types of olives. These crusty, salty rolls are ideal for grab-and-go sustenance.

O.W.L. Energy Bars, made in Brattleboro, are gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with wholesome ingredients including peanut butter, oats and raw honey — a little boost to get you through a long day.

Karen's Artisan Popcorn, based in Burlington, makes small-batch, kettle-cooked popcorn in sweet and savory flavors — think Smokin' Chipotle and Maple Kettle Bliss. Snackers will keep returning for the signature Herbaceous Blend.

A chocolate bar from Burlington's NU Chocolat, kept in a cooler or sun-warmed and eaten just before it gets too melty, is a fancy treat to elevate any road trip.

Cabot Cheddar Cracker Cuts are presliced for on-the-go ease and available in seven flavors. The Seriously Sharp variety is complex and intense and pairs well with crackers and fresh fruit.

Switchel, the signature drink of Hardwick's Vermont Switchel Company, historically helped farmers quench their thirst. Sip this blend of maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, lemon, ginger and molasses to stay hydrated on a hot summer day.


Champlain Orchards
3597 Route 74, Shoreham
802-897-2777

NU Chocolat
180 Battery St., Suite 110, Burlington
802-540-8378

Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne
802-985-8686


About the series

This series, a partnership between Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing and Seven Days, will run weekly through mid-October, presenting curated excursions in every corner of Vermont. The idea is to highlight the state's restaurants, retailers, attractions and outdoor adventures so Vermonters and visitors alike can plan safe, local trips and discover new corners of the state. Happy traveling, and stay safe.