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National Trail Mix Day

Fuel your next adventure with a delicious homemade trail mix! Celebrate National Trail Mix Day with the perfect blend of nuts, seeds, and treats.
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It's time to get your snack on with National Trail Mix Day on August 31st! Trail mix has been around for centuries, providing a delicious and nutritious combination of dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and other tasty treats. Originally used by American Indians and explorers as an energy-boosting snack during long journeys in the wilderness, trail mix is now enjoyed all over the world as a healthy way to satisfy hunger pangs.

History of National Trail Mix Day

National Trail Mix Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1590s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Native American Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>American Indians created a version of trail mix, known as Pemmican, consisting of dried meat, animal fat, and berries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Adirondack Trail Mix</div><div class='timeline-text'>Horace Kephart, a writer and outdoorsman, shared a recipe of nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate in his 1906 camping guidebook.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Gorp" Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>Trail mix gains popularity amongst hikers and scouts, often referred to as "Gorp" (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts).</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1968</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Trail Mix Commercialization</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercially packaged trail mix is introduced by Harmony Foods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Trail Mix in Space</div><div class='timeline-text'>Trail mix becomes a popular snack for astronauts on space missions due to its nutrient-rich, non-perishable nature.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Trail Mix Day Declared</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Trail Mix Day is officially recognized and is celebrated every year on August 31st.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Trail Mix Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own trail mix</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your favorite ingredients such as nuts, dried fruits, cereal, and chocolate chips and create your very own trail mix. Get creative with the combinations!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a hike</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack up a bag of your homemade trail mix and hit the trails. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery while snacking on your favorite snacks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake trail mix cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put your trail mix to use in the kitchen by baking cookies with it. Add some to your favorite cookie recipe or find one specifically designed for trail mix.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a trail mix tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a fun afternoon of tasting different types of trail mix. Ask them to bring their favorite recipes or store bought mixes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go camping</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out into nature with friends or family and pack plenty of trail mix for the journey. Enjoy roasting marshmallows around the campfire while snacking on your favorite snacks.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Trail Mix Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Trail mix is a healthy snack</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's packed with beneficial nutrients like proteins, fiber and vitamins that will keep you energized throughout the day. Most mixes contain a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and chocolate for an added boost of sweetness. Plus, it's relatively low in calories and can be customized to suit your specific dietary needs!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Trail mix is an easy snack to take with you</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're going for a hike or just tackling errands around town, trail mix is an easy snack to bring along. It's lightweight and doesn't require any special preparation or ingredients. Just grab a handful and go - no mess, and no fuss!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Trail Mix is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Let's face it: trail mix tastes great! You get a delicious mix of sweet and salty flavors that tantalize your taste buds. Plus, you may even find yourself craving it more than other snacks out there - it's so good that one handful often isn't enough!</p></div></div>

Satisfy Your Hunger with 5 Trail Mix Facts

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When is National Trail Mix Day?

National Trail Mix Day is celebrated on August 31 every year. In 2024 National Trail Mix Day will occur on a Saturday.

National Trail Mix Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Aug 31

Thursday

2024

Aug 31

Saturday

2025

Aug 31

Sunday

2026

Aug 31

Monday

2027

Aug 31

Tuesday

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