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Re: Trail-Mix Taste Test

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avatar Trail-Mix Taste Test
March 08, 2010 04:01PM
No one knows exactly when humans first paired nuts with dried fruit and thought, "Gorp! I must have this as I journey forth afoot." We do know, however, that the salty-sweet concoction now called trail mix became commercially available in the 1960s and that makers have been refining recipes ever since.

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avatar Re: Trail-Mix Taste Test
March 08, 2010 06:06PM
Have we really reached the point that we cannot make our own trail mix?
With the options at Trader Joe's, mixing exotic substances is part of the process for planning a hike!
GORP did seem to arise spontaneously in the early to mid-60's.
Wikipedia claims explanations of the name as standing for this or that are "backronyms" .



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avatar Re: Trail-Mix Taste Test
March 08, 2010 08:02PM
Gorp is Norwegian for "pocket lint".



Old Dude
avatar Re: Trail-Mix Taste Test
March 08, 2010 08:58PM
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mrcondron
Gorp is Norwegian for "pocket lint".

Is that related to Glögg?
avatar Re: Trail-Mix Taste Test
March 08, 2010 09:02PM
The drier the link the more glogg needed.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Trail-Mix Taste Test
March 12, 2010 04:20PM
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mrcondron
Gorp is Norwegian for "pocket lint".

...which accurately describes the taste of most "trail mixes"
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