The Definitive Ranking Of Road Trip Snacks From Worst To Best

Going on a road trip this summer? Stressed out about what to bring? Well roll the windows down and breathe easy. Here are 22 road trip snacks listed from least appetizing to yummiest brought to you by the #1 road trip snack.

23. Pork Rinds

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Your go-to snack if you want to gross everyone else in the car out. We’ll look the other way while you wipe your greasy hands all over the upholstery in the back seat.

22. Corn Nuts

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Always a great idea until you get one stuck in one of your back teeth and get to know what true suffering is.

21. The Cheeseburger/Hot Dog Hybrid

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It’ll fill you up, and let you down. If it’s been sitting under a heat lamp for a few hours, trust us, you’re gonna regret this.

20. Apple Slices

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Might seem like a good idea, but two hours into the trip these things will have turned as brown as the pits of your favorite gym shirt, yuck.

19. Sunflower Seeds

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These little treats are totally awesome, especially if you’re interested in redecorating the floor of your car with the empty shells.

18. Convenience Store Nachos

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Do you love plastic cheese and the lingering sadness of indigestion? These were made for you, in that case.

17. Trail Mix

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I have one question for you, trail mix: WHO INVITED THE RAISINS? Buh-bye.

16. Kettle Chips

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Chips of all kinds are a road trip staple, really, but kettle chips are the only chip that will provide you with the illusion of refinement you truly seek while snacking in a moving vehicle.

15. Taquitos

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Sure, they smell great when you’re in the store, but not only will the inside definitely burn the living hell out of your mouth, but you wont be able to shake that greasy feeling from your hands for hours. Evil.

14. Gummy Worms

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Remember that kid in kindergarten who would eat dirt? That’s basically you, but with a sugar high.

13. Sour Gummy Worms

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See above, but now you have a sugar high AND you’re making a weird sour face. Proceed with caution.

12. Icing Cookies

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Cookies are great, especially of someone else makes them and you’re a fan of finding crumbs in your shirt when you change out of your clothes later in the day.

11. Pretzel Sticks

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Yes, they will make you thirsty.

10. Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Pretzels are great and chocolate is great, so chocolate covered pretzels are great, as long as you eat them quickly so you don’t get melted chocolate all over your entire existence.

9. Lunchables

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Though you’re never too old to build your own cheese/ham/cracker tower, beware of warm lunchables, nothing will ruin your day more than sweaty cheese and glistening lunch meats.

8. Bugles

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A delicious corn chips packed with 300% mouth-cutting power than its 2-D brethren.

7. Animal Crackers

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These little suckers may fill you with the warm fuzzy feeling of childhood nostalgia but don’t be fooled, they will also make you thirstier than all of the pretzels in the world.

6. Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

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Nothing like getting hyped up and listening to some T. Swift on the open road. These little guys with carry you miles further than gross gas station coffee.

5. Red Licorice Ropes

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Listen. Red Vines, Twizzlers, whatever. This is a perfect sweet snack because a) no crumbs and b) no melting. Have a ball.

4. Hot Fries

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Crunch, spice, and a dash of mystery - hot fries basically have it all when it comes to being a snack. But go easy on these or they will come back to haunt you, if you know what we mean.

3. Dunkaroos

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Yes, they still exist and yes, you need them now (and yes, you’ll be hungry 15 minutes later.)

2. Slurpees

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Because no road trip is complete without a couple brain freezes and a tongue dyed bright red.

1. Beef Jerky

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Behold! The mother of all snacks. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is the delicious, protein-packed, convenient snack that will keep you going on the road.

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