Observed annually on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors the mix that was developed as a healthy snack to be taken along on hikes.
It is claimed by some that trail mix was invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. However, in the 1958 novel The Dharma Bums, written by Jack Kerouac’s, trail mix is mentioned when the two main characters describe the planned meals in preparation for their hiking trip.
Trail mix is sometimes referred to as “Gorp”.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Trail Mix Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW IT’S: National Trail Mix Day!!! was originally published on praisecleveland.com