i can honestly say that there are only a few types of trail mix that i like. i am often picky about it, to the extent that if i don’t like just one of the items in the mix, i try to avoid the mix entirely.
for instance, i don’t like raisins in my trail mix, but i do however like dates or figs. i’m not a huge fan of chocolate chips in the mix, but i can go for m&ms. dried fruit is always good. apricots, if they are present, need to be firm instead of mushy.
overall, i prefer a salty mix over a sweet mix, and i appreciate if some things are spicy or tangy. cajun and oriental trail mixes are some of my favorites. chex mix is also a good combination of flavour, however i usually try to avoid the pretzels. they’re not very good.
to be honest, i don’t think i’ve ever had trail mix when i’ve gone hiking. on the few times i’ve actually gone to a trail with the intention of going hiking we’ve stopped and eaten subway first. that was in new hampshire with my friend zach.
i think i’d like to go hiking a few times this summer. nothing hardcore, maybe something 5 or 6 hours round trip. i would have fun with that.