Trail mix is a type of snack mix, specifically a combination of granola, dried fruit, nuts, and sometimes chocolate.
It was developed as a food to be taken along on hikes.
Trail mix is considered an ideal snack food for hikes, because it is lightweight, easy to store, and nutritious.
It provides a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit or granola, and sustained energy from fats in nuts.
The combination of nuts, raisins and chocolate as a trail snack dates at least to the 1910s.
This is when outdoorsman Horace Kephart recommended it in his popular camping guide.
So can hamsters eat trail mix at all?
Because of the fat content of nuts and chocolate, it is not a good food for hamsters to eat. However, they will devour it if they are given it.
Despite its tastiness for them, it is not a food that should be regularly be fed to them and a few nuts as a treat on an occasion will probably suffice for them at the most.