The Road Trip Snack Aldi Shoppers Love, According To Reddit

Road trips can be a lot of fun. Driving down the open road, enjoying the sights, and blasting your favorite tunes can be a great way to travel and see the country at your own pace. But no matter if you are going cross country or just driving for a few hours in the same state, there is one thing no road trip can be without: snacks. While you could make and take some recipes on the road trip, the fun doesn't start until you stock up on some of your favorite delicious road trip fuel. But what exactly makes the perfect road trip snack?

There are a few tried and true classics, such as chips, pretzels, and candies like Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish. There are also nutritious options like packing your own fruits and veggies for a boost throughout the trip, eating a handful of protein-rich flavored almonds, and staying hydrated with electrolyte-filled drinks, such as Smart Water, via Eater. However, packing great road trip snacks can be complicated if people in the car are picky eaters, or have some dietary restrictions. Not many gas stations carry an extensive stock of gluten, dairy, or nut-free items, so road trippers on stricter diets might have to plan ahead before they hit the road. That is exactly what one Reddit user was trying to do when they took to the social media site to ask for advice about the perfect snacks to take on their upcoming seven-hour road trip.

Many shoppers suggested Clancy's Cheesy Popcorn

"I'm looking for good snacks for a three year old and a gluten free mama. Three year old is not gluten free but obviously I don't want to load her up with sugar while trapped in the car with her for 7 hours," a userĀ posted to the Aldi subreddit. Fellow Redditors offered up quite a few suggestions in the comments. "I like their trail mix packaged as single servings," replied one user, while others suggested veggie straws, rice cakes, animal crackers, and peanut butter pretzels. "Spicy pork rinds and onion dip. Match made in heaven," recommended another user.

However, there was one clear stand-out in the replies. More than a few people agreed that the best road trip snack to purchase at Aldi was Clancy's Cheesy Popcorn. "You're spreading God's word. This is my family's favorite snack," one person wrote, while another user shared that their husband "says it's better than the name brand popcorn." The popcorn is gluten-free and made from 100% whole grains, making it a fan-favorite option for those who still want a cheesy, crunchy snack without the gluten. It is also a great option for those on budget because it rings in at just $1.49 for an 8.5-ounce bag (via Aldi Reviewer). So whether they are heading out on a long road trip, or simply sitting at home snacking on the couch, it seems that many Aldi shoppers love this flavorful, gluten-free Clancy's Cheesy Popcorn.