Snacks For End-of-Summer Adventures

Thanks to Sverve & Smucker’s® for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own. #snackation 

Summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd, so I’m going to squeeze out every last drop of summertime fun with the family before we say goodbye.  It also means we have one last beach trip before Labor Day.  Yes!

This annual week-long trip is to our home-state beach and it includes the entire family. We’ve been vacationing at North Myrtle Beach for over 25 years. The kids, the grandkids, my daughter’s fiancé and my son’s girlfriend will be along for the ride (13 in all).  I can hardly wait.

Since there are so many of us now, we started a fun tradition a few years ago.  Each couple takes their turn cooking dinner each night and we only go out to eat a couple of times.  For instance, on my night, I usually cook Mexican food and my husband cleans up.  So the first thing I do when we get to our destination is to head to Walmart to stock up on all our favorite snacks for end-of-summer adventures.

End of Summer Activities

Sometimes (if I’m lucky) my husband and son-in-law goes grocery shopping while the rest of us take the kids to the pool.

I always have a detailed grocery list that I made before I left home or on the 2-hour ride to our destination and I always include lots of snacks for the kids.  Swimming, making sandcastles, playing volleyball and cornhole really works up an appetite.  We always take a small cooler to the beach filled with snacks.

Walmart is my snackation destination because I know they’ll always have our favorite snacks like Smucker’s® Uncrustables, Jif Whips, Smucker’® Fruit Fulls and Jif  Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread.

Smucker's Uncrustables

The Uncrustables are for the kids, but the Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread is all mine.  I’m going to hide it in the back of the pantry.

Smucker's Snacks

I’m so excited about our end-of-summer vacation and I’ll be back later to share some of our activities. Family beach vacations are the best!

Are you planning an end-of-summer adventure?  Click MySnackationDestination to get fun tips and yummy snack ideas.


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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    Both of my boys love Uncrustables. I buy them all the time and the boys go through the entire box usually the same day I get them.

  2. That hazelnut spread looks amazing! I love the cookies and cream one. I’ll be picking up some of that the next time I’m at the store.
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  3. I wish we live close to the beach, it would be nice! Can’t wait to see your vacastion photos.
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  4. I can’t believe that summer is almost over! It has truly flown by!! These look like some delicious snacks, although I think they are not available in Canada. I’ll have to scout out our grocery store next time we go!
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  5. My daughter is dying to try the Salted Caramel Jif Whips! At the end of the summer, easy to make snacks are exactly what I am looking for!
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  6. Looks like some pretty good snacks. The cookies n cream got me. I am already thinking of ways to use it. I bet it will go well on top of a brownie.

  7. I love the new Jif spreads. They are so yummy and my kids love them. I think I prefer Jif to Nutella.

  8. Uncrustables are my kids’ favorite snacks. We have yet to try the cookies n cream.
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  9. I’m loving those Jif whips. I really have to start incorporating that into more snacks and desserts.
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  10. Those new spreads sound so delicious. I’m a huge fan of anything hazelnut flavored.
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  11. Summer has been over for us for a couple of weeks…the kiddos went back to school two weeks ago!! The Jif salted caramel hazelnut sounds amazing!!
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  12. We have not yet tried the uncrustables but have heard great things. I think my daughter would love them, thanks for the reminder! I will be picking these up next time I am at the store!
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  13. we always bring extra snacks and drink in the car! I love JIF or any peanut butter! I haven’t tried the hazelnut spread yet
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  14. We make our kids lunches every night. I need to grab these for those days I’m doing too much and don’t have time to make it.
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  15. No one in my family has a sweet tooth. We actually have sweet TEETH. haha. The hazelnut spread is always a hit in my family and a constant item in my grocery cart.
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  16. We’ve never tried the Uncrustables yet. We love to snack not to mention, I have a sweet tooth, so I am going to check those out the next time we go grocery shopping.
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  17. To be honest, I don’t buy these snacks for my kids. I prefer making my own…I love whipping up new treats!

  18. Oh how I love JIF Whips. I like to eat it by the spoonful. Isn’t that terrible? lol
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  19. I love those uncrustables! When we take them on our walks they are ready just when the snack cravings hit.
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  20. I’d be hiding the Hazelnut spread too! Just keepin’ it real….!
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  21. CourtneyLynne says

    Ooooo hubby loves jiff!!! Totally forgot about it too. I will have to pick some up next time I’m shopping!

  22. Thanks for sharing! The little ones are already in school, however I am always on the lookout for good snacks 🙂
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  23. My kids are big on Jif and Smuckers. I like the Jif dippers!

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