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Gorp | The trail mix that will fuel your adventures


Gorp is a type of snack mix, typically a combination of granola, dried fruit, nuts, and sometimes candy, developed as a food to be taken along on hikes. Trail mix is considered a great snack food for hikes, because it is lightweight, easy to store, and nutritious, providing a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit or granola, and sustained energy from fat in nuts.

The combination of nuts, raisins and chocolate as a trail snack, dates at least to the 1910s, when outdoorsman Horace Kephart recommended it in his popular camping guide.

What are the components of gorp?

GORP, also known as trail mix, is essentially a combination of sweet and salty snacks. It often includes peanuts, raisins, and M&M’sand it’s the perfect snack for a summer road trip. This version is made with mini pretzels, honey nut cereal, mixed nuts, yogurt covered raisins.

Is Gorp good for you?

Gorp contains lots of high protein ingredients, with nuts and seeds being at the top of that list. Protein helps the body build muscle, repair tissue, and boost immunity. Protein also may help support weight loss and maintenance as it reduces your appetite and makes you feel full.

What are some facts about gorp?

GORP is an acronym that stands for “good old raisins and peanuts” which was, according to some, the very first trail mix.

Where was gorp invented?

when two California surfers blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. Another term for trail mix is GORP, which is an acronym for good old raisins and peanuts, or a more modern version is granola, oats, raisins and peanuts.

Can you freeze gorp?

Our GORP Bars can be safely stored in your pantry but last longer in the fridge! GORP Bars also freeze well, great way to stock up


  • ½ ounce whole shelled (unpeeled) almonds
  • ¼ ounce unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • ¼ ounce dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pitted dates
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chocolate chips
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