There is nothing quite like the snacks you get at the convenience stores lurking just off the highway. It’s a veritable cornucopia of salty, sticky, crunchy, gooey, spicy, tangy and sugary happiness. I can almost feel myself gaining weight as I sit in the passenger seat. I find the best course of action is to rotate through each snack, having a little each time. That way you’re sure to empty all of the bags before your next stop.
I find the best place to discover the off the wall treats are on the end caps of the aisle of the little independent convenience marts. Don’t get me wrong, Fastrac, Pilot, Seven Eleven and all of the other chain stores have plenty to offer. From the congealed to the crispy they have it covered, but it’s the mom and pop places that have cornered the market on empty calories.
Some of the wonderful things I discovered along my journey to weight gain were huckleberry licorice, cheddar and horseradish chips, glazed pumpkin pie, banana pudding ice cream, fried strawberry rhubarb pie and something with peanut butter. That last one may have been a dog treat. It was still pretty good, either way. I think every one of these treats should come with its own defibrillator.
I must admit that I was sad as I reached my destination and realized that my diet for the next several days would consist of actual food. I will enjoy my vacation, but I’m looking forward to my trip back. The most exercise I’ll be getting is counting calories. I do have certain snack areas pinned on my maps app. I love the idea of an alert going off every time I get within five miles of a diabetic coma!
About: Ted Snyder
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