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Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Best gas station grabs

We've all been there -- filling up in the middle of nowhere and suddenly you're craving pizza-flavored sunflower seeds and a wild cherry Slurpee. Diet-busting snacks you usually avoid somehow get the green light when you’re staring at a six hour drive. Summertime is road trip time and that means adventure -- including some food on the road you grab on the go. We've rounded up the best gas station guilty pleasures -- did your favorites make the list?
Best gas station grabs

Roadside Sweets

  • Licorice, Twizzlers, Red Vines
  • Reeses Pieces
  • Swedish Fish
  • M&M's & Snickers
  • Mini Powdered Donuts
  • Skittles (the purple bag)

'Tis the season for salt

  • Pringles (Ranch, Salt & Vinegar, Screamin' Dill Pickle)
  • Corn Nuts (Ranch)
  • Doritos (Cool Ranch, Blazin' Jalapeno)
  • Beef Jerky & Slim Jims
  • Andy Capp's Hot Fries
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Hot Dogs
  • Funyuns
Best gas station grabs

Pick up the pace

  • Diet Coke & Dr. Pepper
  • Coffee
  • Code Red Mountain Dew
  • Suicide (a mixture of several sodas)
  • Red Bull
  • Starbucks Bottled Coffee Frappuccino

A mixed bag

  • Cherry Slurpee
  • Choco-Taco & Klondike Bars
  • Gum
  • 5 Hour Energy
  • Fun Dip
  • Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Sandwich
  • Pepto-Bismol & Advil

 

Tell us

What are you favorite road foods? Are there any that we missed? Share in the comments section below!

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