A road trip without snacks is just unheard of. Whether you purchase your snacks before you leave for your road trip or whether you buy them on the road, we all enjoy a good snack. And snacks are wide and varied. They can be sweet or savoury, hot or cold, liquid or solid. Whatever you hanker for when on a road trip here are some iconic Australian Road Trip Snacks to get your mouth watering.
Cup of Coffee
A coffee kick starts my every morning.
Who doesn’t love a good chew?
Chocolate (Choccy) Milk
When filling up at the petrol station I usually grab a refreshing choccy milk, amongst other things.
A box (or two) of Shapes
A box or two of Shapes will keep hunger at bay. Barbecue and chicken flavours are favourites of mine. But any savoury biscuit will do!
Fresh Fruit and/or Dried Fruit
I do try to travel with fruit as you can’t always eat junk food while you travel. Apples are easy to carry in the vehicle and they are also easy to eat while driving. I usually buy fruit from the supermarket but have found many little stalls on the side of the road where I can buy fresh fruit from locally grown orchards. And it makes you feel good that your cash is going direct to the grower. But if I can’t find any fresh fruit, dried fruit is just as good.
Chocolate Paddle Pop or Lemonade Icy Pole
On a hot day it is always nice to eat something cold. And you can’t go past a chocolate Paddle Pop or a Lemonade Icy Pole.
Pie and a Cake
I love pulling in to small towns as they usually have a bakery and wow, their bakery items are so tasty. A good old meat pie or sausage roll is a must. Sometimes I have them with salad. Finish off with a nice pastry like a Vanilla Slice or my favourite Neenish Tart or a cake like a Lamington.
I’m a believer in a good breakfast to start your day – along with my coffee – and when on the road I do enjoy a Macca’s breakfast….and…lunch….and….dinner!
Cheese and Bacon Rolls
Cheese and bacon rolls from the supermarket or Bakers Delight are always a crowd pleaser in my car. I usually buy a 6-pack – but they don’t last long!
Hit the Pub for a ‘Parma’
When visiting a pub for lunch or dinner I usually have a Chicken Parmigiana – Parma – you can’t beat them.
So there you go, I am sure there are plenty more iconic Australian Road Trip foods to enjoy while you are travelling, but I hope you like mine. If you have a favourite iconic Australian Road Trip food please let me know in the comments following.
Hi. I’m Sharyn. I have travelled most of my life thanks to my dad who worked for an airline. I love coffee, chocolate, eating in pubs and living, working and playing in Australia. I currently call Melbourne home. Read More.