With spring break in full swing for students across Louisiana road trips to the beach, Austin, and other quick vacation spots are top of mind. For some Spring break is the time to hit the books to cram in extra studying before finals while others hit the road for a quick adventure with friends or family.

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Whether you have plans to travel now or are looking forward to your Summer vacation chances are you will be making a few pit stops along the way.

The temptation to buy a snack at the gas station every time you stop to fill up or run in to use the restroom can be hard to ignore. Do yourself a favor and avoid snagging more than one of these gas station snacks that are considered the 'Most Unhealthy' by Matrix.

The 7 Most Unhealthy Gas Station Snacks To Avoid On Road Trips

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7. Energy Drinks

We know this is going to be a tough one to avoid if you are the one driving. If you do decide to pick on opt for a zero sugar option to lessen the crash from spiking you blood sugar.

6. Prepackaged Sandwiches

You may reach for one of these pre-made sammies thinking you are making a healthier choice. Unfortunately when it comes to the cold case in gas stations you never really know how much of a priority keeping those items fresh actually are. If deli meat, cheese, or mayo are not stored property you could be putting yourself at risk of getting sick.

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5. Nachos

Any food that is kept warm but not hot enough to kill harmful bacteria is an immediate no in our book. You can never be completely certain if the cheese sauce you are pouring on your chips has been handled or stored properly. No one wants an upset stomach on a road trip.

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4. Donuts

Look, if you can get your hands on a fresh batch of Meche's donuts before hitting the road, do it. We all know they are packed with added sugars but at least if you plan on eating one let it be one worth indulging it. This is another gas station item that you have no way of knowing ow long it has been sitting out getting breathed on by other hungry strangers.

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3. Snack Cakes

These nostalgic snack cakes can be hard to resist but you are probably better off without consuming all those processed sugars and ingredients.

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2. Slushies

We get it, your inner child comes out when you see that bright blue slushie swirling around calling your name but you should try and avoid it if you have the will power. You have the urge to grab one thinking it will curve your sweet tooth but all it really does it make you crave more sugar and make you sleepy.

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1. Hot Dogs

To put it simply avoid anything on those hot spiny things, including hot dogs. There is room for error when it comes to storing meat products and being the passenger needing to stop every 10 minutes is never fun. Not only that the hot dogs sold at gas stations typically are on the cheaper side to cut cost and maximize profit since they are supposed to be tossed out at the end of every day.

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