Low Carbon Snacks for the Road

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Let’s be real — aside from the intimate quality time, scenic views and good music, the best part about road trips are the snacks. Unfortunately, many grab-and-go snacks don’t prioritize health or eco-friendliness. Don’t fret, we’ve got you. Here are a few brands that put the planet and people first. Oh, and their snacks are top of the line.

Alter Eco

This climate-neutral brand (a brand that offsets all of its carbon emissions by investing in carbon reduction or removal projects) has a wide variety of fair trade, organic and non-GMO sweet treats. From chocolates to nut butter bombs, Alter Eco has your sweet tooth covered.


Simple, clean, organic, vegan and made from sustainably harvested plantains and up-cycled bananas, these healthy chips are 100% guilt free.


This PB&J snack bar comes with twice the deliciousness and half the ingredients. Bobo’s snacks are hand made in Colorado and are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and non-GMO.

Nature’s Path

From granola and cereal to power bars, all of Nature’s Path products are made in a zero-waste facility and are certified USDA organic. 

Patagonia Provisions

All Patagonia Provisions snacks are ethically sourced and organic! They have everything from smoked salmon to fruit bars. Our favorite car snack: Inca Berry Almond bars. 

Project 7

Project 7‘s products are fair-trade, low-carb, low sugar, plant-based, organic, and non-GMO. Their sweet treats and sugar-free gum live up to their “wildly impossible” super tasty claim. Plus, they support seven different non-profits focused on education, reforestation, clean water, anti-bullying, eradicating homelessness and malaria, and feeding the hungry. 


Quinn popcorn, pretzel bites, and more are fair-trade, non-GMO and organic. They prioritize clean packaging, transparency and amazing taste. 


Ever heard of edible up-cycling? Well, ReGrained is changing the industry by up-cycling the left over grains from beer brewing into delicious snacks that range from snack puffs to cereal bars.

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