One thing I look forward to is taking day trips and vacations. Massachusetts destinations like Six Flags New England in Agawam, the City of Boston, or checking out the spooky attractions in Salem have been some of my favorite places to explore in the past. I think most of us can agree that Massachusetts has something for tourists of all ages and walks of life. In addition, I enjoy taking extended trips like the multiple times I visited Wildwood, New Jersey, the City of Philadelphia, and Lake George, New York to name a few.
Taking a Road Trip? You Can’t Forget the Snacks
No matter where my destination lies, one common element that I look forward to is bringing some snacks for the road. I’ve always been a fan of chips, popcorn, candy, and cookies. Yes, I know. There aren’t the healthiest snacks in the world but then again, it’s vacation. Why not live a little?
Recently Upgraded Points conducted a study to see what the most popular road trip snack is in every state. Most of the New England States have understandable picks for their favorite, for example, both Vermont and New Hampshire have sunflower seeds as each state’s most popular road trip snack.
Connecticut’s is a classic favorite … potato chips.
It gets a little weird (but healthy) for Maine and Rhode Island as Rice Cakes are the most popular road trip snack for those two states.
However, Massachusetts’ most popular road trip snack is quite strange and seems like would be messy to eat when driving. Here it is …
Hummus is also New York’s most popular road trip snack. So what do you think? Is hummus a strange top pick in your opinion or am I way off here? You can view the study and all of the top picks for all 50 states by going here.
KEEP READING: Speaking of food, don’t feed these items to your dog.
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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet’s phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.
Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.
READ ON: Getting hungry? Take a look at these popular chain restaurants.
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YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America’s vast and divergent variety of restaurants — maybe you’ll even find a favorite or two.