August 18 2009, 9:14 AM
With some schools back in session, lazy summer mornings are being replaced by hectic a.m. hours in which families scramble to fill backpacks with quick, nutritious snacks. Enter Aspen Blizzard trail mix, a salty-sweet combo of all-natural ingredients that satisfy kids and grown-ups alike. The tasty blend (from Denver-based Rocky Mountain Foods Inc.) combines huge flakes of coconut with plump raisins, tiny bits of cranberry, salty peanuts, white chocolate chips, and chewy yogurt-covered raisins. Although Aspen Blizzard is our go-to flavor, other varieties---such as Trail Ridge Road Mix, Palisades All Fruit Mix, and Royal Gorge Gorp---are all hearty and delicious. Treat your kids (or yourself) by picking up a bag at area King Soopers.