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Snacks for Trip

Discussion in 'Caribbean Ports' started by mel47, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. mel47

    mel47 Guest

    I always like to put some durable snacks in my bag in case we get hungry while waiting at the Port of Miami and also when we venture to shore and are stuck somewhere with no food nearby.

    On our last cruise I packed the huge Tootsie Rolls and some oatmeal cream-filled cookies. The cookies got crushed pretty quickly. I'm feeling less than creative - what can you suggest?
     
  2. lizardstew

    lizardstew Guest

    I take granola bars, slim jims and the pre-made tuna with crackers.
     
  3. Rosie

    Rosie Guest

    I always bring M & Ms for the airport/airplane. We've only had one cruise with a long embarkation and we like to spend that time talking to fellow passengers.
     
  4. mel47

    mel47 Guest

    I forgot all about slim jims. yum. Will have to get those.

    Hey, lizarstew,

    do they do special things on the ship for Halloween, like trick or treating?
     
  5. cfurry

    cfurry Guest

    You might consider an M&M-spiked trail mix, which combines more slowly digested proteins like nuts and sunflower seeds (they help you stay full longer) with energy-boosting sugars like raisins, dried pineapple chunks, and M&Ms.

    Man, I could go for some of that right now....
     
  6. JoCruzr

    JoCruzr Guest

    I usually carry some of those Slim-Fast meal bars - they have enough vitamins & minerals to be considered nutritious, are dense enough to not crumble easily (so they travel well in my bag) & are pretty filling when eaten with a bottle of water or a cup of tea or coffee. I put several in my carry-on last year & didn't need them until the return from the cruise - it was February, there was a major snowstorm causing all kinds of airport delays & I was so happy to have them with me. They survived the trip en route to the cruise & the cruise week & were in great condition when I finally needed them. They also come in a variety of flavors - Deep Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Peanut, Apple Cobbler, Chocolate Cookie Dough, several flavors of granola. Hope this helps!
     
  7. PattyJ

    PattyJ Guest

    I took some cheese sandwich crackers. They packed pretty well. I also took some chex mix in small bags. On a couple of shore excursions I was glad I had packed some snacks.
     
  8. jdblock

    jdblock Guest

    Pringles in the can.....the don't get crushed and everybody loves them. The only time I evre buy them is on vacation, so it's kinda like a real junk food treat. Janet
     
  9. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    We did the Doritos in a plastic can and slim jims and beef jerky , granola bars, also the mini M and M's in a cannister for non crush..:grin..Crunchable and safe and water tight from the humidity..would not leave home without them!!!...:)..Joanne
     
  10. mel47

    mel47 Guest

    Reading this is making me hungry.
     
  11. NewCruzer

    NewCruzer Guest

    I favor snack mix -- either make-your-own (easy with the Chex cereal recipe, and customizeable) or buy a big bag and parcel into zip-lock plastic bags.
     
  12. lizardstew

    lizardstew Guest

    Melissa,

    This will be my first Halloween cruise so I don't know if they plan any special festivities. I'd imagine they do, though...at least for the kids!
     
  13. Grasshoppa

    Grasshoppa Guest

    I never take any extra snacks with me so that I can really appreciate the food on the ship that much better! : )



    Post Edited (03-31-04 13:37)
     
  14. LindaInCT

    LindaInCT Guest

    I"m already stocking up too! I've got Pringles, cashews, bite-sized crackers, mini-Mint Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies. Didn't think of Slim-Jims or Trailmix, but I'll get that too!

    Last time I packed all these goodies, my boyfriend was like "why are bringing all that?" Guess who was the first one digging for a treat at the airport? B)

    Enchantment of the Seas 04-17-04 :grin
     
  15. mel47

    mel47 Guest

    :) That's funny.

    We both were really happy to have some snacks at the Port while waiting because we were so excited to get to the ships, we didn't have any breakfast.
     
  16. kjefferson

    kjefferson Guest

    Are there any good snacks that you can take off the ship such as fruits or cookies?
     
  17. mel47

    mel47 Guest

    I've heard of people taking room service or buffet goodies in baggies onshore. I wouldn't advise fruit, just because of how different countries are with foreign produce being introduced to their environment.
     
  18. makeda

    makeda Guest

    i keep a glad/ziplock/tupperware sandwich size container in my carryon--on

    disembarking morning, i make a few croissant sandwiches....i always end up waiting a loong time at the airport and these help keep me from passing out....just add a cup of decaf and i am good to go (or rather, to wait)...

    i use the same containers when going on long shore excursions, filling them with gummies and nuts...

    i usually have pringles or torengos...the torengos seem to have less salt

    a few pieces of swiss cheese and a couple of triscuits help keep severe hunger at bay until you are back on the ship
     
  19. mbw

    mbw Guest

    Has anyone ever gotten a "sack lunch" from the ship for the times when you won't be there for lunch?
    Just wondered if they provided such...:)
     
  20. cfurry

    cfurry Guest

    We took several cookies with us on our snorkeling/stingray city excursion (boosted them from Windjammer). After a couple hours out in the sun, those things are worth their weight in gold!
     

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