October 23rd, 2014

ST: Boldly Go

Make Your Own Trail Mix

I love and hate trail mixes. First, they almost always contain peanuts which I just don't enjoy. Second, they almost always have one ingredient I can't stand (dark raisins). Third, if they contain pretzels the package is half pretzels. Fourth, they give you a quick and easy snack when you are at work or on the go. I'd virtually given up on trail mixes as the only one I've found and liked had a ton of cashews in it. Originally, this didn't bother me until I couldn't figure out why my asthma was flaring up. Turns out cashews are an asthmatic trigger. So out with the cashews.

Then when visiting my best friend in So Cal, we went to a WinCo which so far can only be found in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Texas and Washington. Debbie (best friend) went about buying snacks for her family in the barrels section of the store. See WinCo sells all kinds of things by the pound or ounce out of barrels like an old candy store. You can get candy, pasta, seasonings and so much more.

The weird thing is I knew WinCo had this barrel section and never put it together but this trip got my brain working overtime. So a couple of weeks ago, while I was at my WinCo, I decided to make my own trail mix which you can see above.

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