Sweet, spicy, savory—Denver has it all.
Coloradans are crazy about the great outdoors. Whether it’s waking up at the crack of dawn to get in some rock climbing before work or jumping out of those work clothes at 5 p.m. (on the dot) to hit the trail, they’re looking to fuel up fast. Enter trail mix, the quintessential (and versatile) snack for an active, on-the-go lifestyle. Today, Aug. 31, 2018, is National Trail Mix Day and we’re honoring the great gorp, Denver-style.
LoDo: Power Mix
In the heart of the city, LoDo is home to Union Station, Coors Field, and the lit-up Larimer Sqaure. From restaurants and bars to shopping boutiques, you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy. The same goes for this power trail mix. Loaded with an extensive assortment of goodies, it will keep you energized and going all day long.
Ingredients: walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, dried apricots, dried cranberries, goji berries, pistachios, dried blueberries, flax seeds, dark chocolate chips
Cherry Creek: Rich and Creamy
This Denver neighborhood embodies urban living at its finest, from high-end shops and up-scale restaurants to trendy bars and luxury high-rise condos. What better trail mix flavor to go with it than one that’s also abundant in flavor and style?
Ingredients: coconut flakes, white chocolate chips, hazelnuts, chocolate-covered coffee beans, cacao nibs, dried cherries
RiNo: Savory Spice
An artsy area filled with creative flavor and fun, this savory spice mix complements the cultured vitality of River North Art District perfectly.
Ingredients: almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, wasabi peas , garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, ground cumin
Curtis Park/Five Points: Classic Mix
It’s Denver’s oldest neighborhood, so we’re keeping it classic with this old-school gorp mix.
Ingredients: peanuts, raisins, M&Ms
Capitol Hill: Old and New
Historic and hip, Cap Hill is home to the notable Molly Brown House, as well as trendy and tasty spots, like Hudson Hill, where you can grab a bite or sit down for a cocktail.
The old and new trail mix combo is a hip take off an old classic.
Ingredients: peanuts, dried pineapple, dried blueberries, M&Ms, almonds, coconut flakes
Highlands/LoHi: PB Pop
This fast-growing Mile-High neighborhood is popping up with apartments and condos on every block and attracting more and more bars, restaurants and shops. But it’s not the only thing poppin’. Try this delicious and decadent peanut butter pop mix.
Ingredients: banana chips, peanut butter chips, peanuts, almonds, shredded wheat cereal, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips
West Highland: Movie Night
A quiet neighborhood filled with households of kids, this near-to-downtown Denver area is most likely home to frequent movie nights.
Here’s a tasty mix to munch while you watch a film with the fam.
Ingredients: popcorn, peanuts, M&Ms, dried cranberries (pro tip: make sure the popcorn is hot so the chocolate melts. Yum!)
University: Coffee Shop
Denver’s University neighborhood is chock-full of coffee-crazed college students studying for exams. This espresso-inspired studying snack will absorb all those cups of caffeine they’re chugging to stay awake in class.
Ingredients: hazelnuts, almonds, raisins, chocolate-covered coffee beans, white chocolate chips
Stapleton: Fly Away (To the Tropics)
The old Denver Municipal Airport was once situated on the land that now makes up Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood. Speaking of airports, wouldn’t it be nice to get away somewhere tropical? If you can’t, at least indulge in this tropical trail mix while daydreaming of lying on a beach.
Ingredients: macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, dried pineapple, coconut flakes, cashews, brazil nuts, dried mango, banana chips, sea salt