Wine Gums and Werther’s Originals are the ultimate road trip snacks this summer, new survey finds
· 53 per cent of Brits will take snacks on a staycation with them this year
· Wine Gums and Werther’s Originals have the best “snack score” for car journeys
· More than half of Brits say messiness puts them off certain road trip snacks
Manchester, August 2021. A new survey analysing the best snacks for a British staycation has found traditional treats take the biscuit!
Nostalgic treats Wine Gums and Werther’s Originals are surprising snack champions in 2021, beating out trendier brands like Oreo and Doritos to claim the top spots.
As two of the longest-serving sweet snacks available in the UK (both over 112 years old), the survey proves that Brits choose tradition over newer, younger choices when selecting a good quality road trip snack in 2021.
As for savoury snacks, the British public said they thought sandwiches, Pringles, and Walkers crisps were the best for road trips overall.
More than half of respondents (52 per cent) said they would choose a road trip snack according to which was the least messy. That they are also able to travel well in the car (46 per cent) and easy to store (43 per cent) were two other high priorities for British staycationers.
Moreover, a road trip snack is very rarely chosen for taste or satisfaction/satiation; it is more about having something practical and convenient to munch on.
When just price was analysed, sandwiches came out on top (27 per cent), followed by healthy treats, fruit (20 per cent) and carrot sticks (18 per cent). It therefore looks like Brits weigh up ‘value for money’ by thinking about which snacks are the most nutritious and filling.
A Macklin Motors spokesperson commented:
“Just like choosing what to pack in your suitcase, the same level of detail goes into selecting the best snacks for the long journey ahead.
“Finding a practical snack that won’t create a need for a valet after the trip is done is evidently top priority. But it is heart-warming to see that long-serving British favourites Wine Gums and Werther’s Original continue to dominate staycations.
“It seems the need for nostalgia is very much alive and kicking in 2021, especially after the year we have all had.”