The 6 Best Road Trip Snacks for Meat-Lovers

The 6 Best Road Trip Snacks for Meat-Lovers

You’ve got your road trip playlist full of sweet tunes. You’ve adjusted your seat for maximum comfort. The car has a full gas tank, and you’re ready to hit the road. All you need now are an assortment of the best road trip snacks to keep you fuelled throughout your travels: snacks that provide or compliment the hearty goodness of your favorite meats in an easy-to-eat form. For a comprehensive list of essential road trip snacks for meat lovers, look no further. This old trapper has got you covered. 

1. Beef Jerky

This one is a no-brainer, friends. If you’re a meat lover, beef jerky is the number one snack to bring on your road-tripping adventures. But of course, not all beef jerky is made the same. And if you’re looking for the absolute best in the world of beef jerky, I humbly put forward my own Old Trapper Beef Jerky as the way to go. I season every lean piece of meat with my signature spice blend and then slow smoke it over real wood. You’ll know it’s Old Trapper jerky by the unmistakable and complex taste of old-fashioned wood smoke.

2. Beef ‘n Cheese

Some folks say perfect matches don’t exist. After tasting the delicious glory of a beef and cheese snack stick combo, I must firmly disagree. Grab a Beef n’ Cheese stick in either original or jalapeno flavor for a mind-blowing combo of creamy cheddar and savory, delicious beef. It’s the best road trip food you could hope for when you’re craving your two favorite things.

3. Nuts

Call me nuts for putting nuts on a list of snacks for meat lovers, but there’s a method to my madness. Walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and peanuts all make for an excellent high-protein addition to your list of best road trip snacks and are easy to eat by the handful. If you’re sharing the drive with a vegetarian, you can even share some snacking nuts with them—and keep the rest of the meat snacks for yourself. 

4. Spicy Meat Snacks

Looking for the best road trip snacks to kick your drive into the next gear? There’s a whole arsenal of spicy meat snacks ready to help you burn more than just rubber. I’m particularly partial to my Old Trapper Hot & Spicy Beef Jerky, with just the right kick to keep you coming back for more. 

5. Fruits and Veggies (No, Really)

Now I admit, fruits and veggies probably seem like the opposite of what a meat-lover might reach for on a long haul across the highway. But you know what pairs perfectly with tender, top-quality jerky? Some fresh carrots, grapes, or bell pepper slices to round out your food groups. 

6. Meat Sticks

The only road trip snack that could possibly top the deliciousness of quality beef jerky is the easy snacking convenience of a tender, flavorful meat stick. What makes these distinct from beef jerky is their easily snackable form. You can also choose your favorite size, from long individually-wrapped sticks to smaller ones in the 15-ounce bag. It’s the delicious, juicy meat flavors of Old Trapper beef jerky in a stick you can snack on in the car while keeping your hands clean. What’s not to love about that? 

Snack Well Wherever You Are

My travels as a trapper have taken me far and wide. And on those long roads, whether navigating by foot, car, or grizzly bear-drawn sled, I know that having a selection of the best meat snacks around is key to making the trip a good one. Snack bravely, folks.