Trail Mix Fun Facts: Trail mix is a type of snack mix, specifically a combination of dried fruit, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a food to be taken along on hikes.
- Trail mix has been eaten by Native Americans for thousands of years, and originally included buffalo meat.
- August 31 is National Trail Mix Day.
- The combination of nuts, raisins and chocolate as a trail snack dates at least to the 1910s, when outdoorsman Horace Kephart recommended it in his popular camping guide.
- Some believe that trail mix was first invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack.
- In Australia and New Zealand they call trail mix Scroggin.
- Trail mix is also called GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts or Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts)
- According to the Oxford English Dictionary , the verb gorp, means “to eat greedily”.
- Trail mix is featured in Jack Kerouac’s iconic 1958 novel The Dharma Bums.
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