trail mix


Definition of trail mix

: a mixture of seeds, nuts, and dried fruits eaten as a snack especially by hikers

Examples of trail mix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At peak times, the complex is stacked from floor to ceiling with trail mix, toffee pieces, candy corn, cashews, peanuts, granola, cookie dough and whatever else Cory can find. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "How sweet it is: Cambridge couple lead the nation in bear bait trade," 3 Sep. 2020 Nuggets guard Troy Daniels posted on Instagram a paltry tray of greens, fruit, dinner roll, potato chips and trail mix. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "As NBA teams arrive at Disney, glitches, including food issues, expected," 9 July 2020 Hit the variety jackpot with sweet and salty peanut clusters and homemade chocolate trail mix that are easy to make in the dorm (instead of a stovetop, melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, at 30-second intervals, until melted). Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "Food Staples Every Dorm Room Needs," 26 June 2020 The domino effect of Amazon’s new strategy has demoted competitors’ listings for products including diapers, copy paper, kids’ pajamas, mattresses, trail mix and lightbulbs. Renee Dudley, ProPublica, "Amazon’s New Competitive Advantage: Putting Its Own Products First," 6 June 2020 Sweaty, tired and hankering for something to eat other than trail mix, the final leg of a hike — the light at the end of the tunnel — holds the promise of relief, celebration and maybe a cold beer. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Plea to hikers: Post-coronavirus, don't flood the usual Arizona trails. Try a quieter path," 24 Apr. 2020 The tiny space will continue as a taproom, offering snacks including popcorn and trail mix. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "This Peoria brewery is closing. Here's what to know about the brewery taking its spot," 4 Mar. 2020 For example, Els set up a snack table next to him, with trail mix and diet soda, and rocked some Kenny Chesney on his iPad. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Four ways the new Michigan State football staff is navigating its transition in isolation," 24 Mar. 2020 Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds are also a tasty nutritious option, and can be used for DIY trail mixes. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Grocery rules for your coronavirus lockdown: Buy beans, freeze milk, don't hoard, and more," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of trail mix

1976, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Trail mix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of trail mix

chiefly US : a mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate that is eaten as a snack

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