Vermont Snacks

Vermont Snacks to Pack for Your Next Road Trip

By Carolyn Fox
Story originally published in Seven Days on 06|23|2020.

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

NU Chocolat
180 Battery St., Suite 110, Burlington

Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne


Seven Days Staytripper Series

Created by Seven Days, the Staytripper: The Road Map for Rediscovering Vermont” series presents curated excursions statewide. The series was originally published from 2020-2022 and highlights Vermont restaurants, retailers, attractions, and outdoor adventures to spotlight all corners of the state.