We’re well into the summer school holidays, enjoying a break from the weekly school rush and time spent with our children. As travellers flock to Europe over the summer, a road trip is an excellent opportunity to escape and enjoy the fresh country air or visit some places you and your family have been eager to check out! But, no road trip is complete without road trip snacks, and what better way to experience Europe on a cross-country adventure than with your favourite South African staples?
Here at SA Food Store, we are proud to stock some classic South African goodies that you can buy from our shop for your next road trip wherever you are in Europe. Below, we share some of our top South African road trip snacks you can grab from our South African store in Europe.
Burst open a packet on the road and watch your kids’ faces light up as you and your family crunch into South Africa’s classic crisp snack, Simba chips! Whether you pop some Simba chips into a roll or pair your crisps with a creamy dip, nothing says road trip snacks like a box full of different flavours of Simba chips.
For fans of Salt & Vinegar’s tangy sensation, sweet and savoury Fruit Chutney, moreish Cheese & Onion, and spicy Chakalaka, we’ve got the right Simba chips for your road trip!
When it comes to dried meats to take on your road trip, there’s no better than biltong. Some may argue that jerky is an ideal alternative, but we South Africans know the difference between biltong and jerky and that our dried beef snack takes the cake!
We stock a selection of South African biltong at SA Food Store, including Drywors, Chilli Snapsticks, and Traditional Sliced. Bringing the best biltong to European homes, you can count on us to take your road trip snacks basket to the next level.
Satisfy your sweet tooth as you drive across Europe with a bag of South Africa’s timeless party snack, Beacon Fizzers! One of the easiest road trip snacks to chew on while you drive, Fizzers are the ultimate designated driver snack companion that kids love too. With a range of flavours to choose from, there’s bound to be a Fizzer that takes your fancy in our store!
Crack open a can of Sparletta and reminisce on trips to Kruger or drives through the Wilderness as you trade the scenic roads of South Africa for a journey across Europe. Nostalgia in a can, Sparletta’s Creme Soda, Sparberry, Pine Nut, and Iron Brew are one-of-a-kind road trip beverages to add to your snack collection.
Besides being a great back-to-school breakfast and lunch idea, peanut butter sarmies are a winning road trip snack and healthy addition to your collection of sweets and crisps when you hit the road as a family. And when it comes to creating the perfect peanut butter sarmie, not just any peanut butter will do! Yum Yum Peanut Butter is, hands-down, the best South African spread for sarmies, whether your children prefer a smooth and creamy sandwich or a crunch to their peanut butter sarmie.
Grab one of South Africa’s favourite chews for your next European road trip adventure, Wine Gums. Beacon’s colourful and fruity snack is, by a South Africa’s account, far superior to any of the traditional UK wine gums! Fuel your road trip with a taste of nostalgia and get your hands on the classic South African wine gums you likely enjoyed as a kid.
Don’t forget to make space in your road trip snacks collection for a box or two of Ouma Rusks! One of the best South African ways to start your day, Ouma Rusks are an excellent addition to crunch on in the mornings when you hit the road. Be sure to bring along a flask of hot coffee before you set off on your adventure in Europe, as you can’t truly enjoy Ouma Rusks with a hot cuppa joe to dip them in!
Why not bring Jelly Tots with you on the road? These colourful fruit gummies have been fueling the imaginations of kids and adults for decades, bringing delicious sweet flavours in tiny, bite-sized drops. Jelly Tots are an affordable addition to your road trip snacks that you can munch on between long journeys, making the trip more enjoyable and delicious for your entire family!
We hope that you can find the perfect South African road trip snacks for your next adventure in Europe from our top picks in this article! As you look forward to your journey, we wish you and your family all the best and are eager to bring the taste of home to your European home or car as a part of your road trip snack collection.