March Break Road Trip and At-Home Treats
March Break is time to ensure the fridge and freezer are filled with kid-friendly snacks such as TOFUTTI frozen Novelties
like TOFUTTI Cuties (mini non-dairy ice cream bars), Chocolate Fudge Treats, Yours Truly Cones and Hooray Bars and tubs of TOFUTTI PREMIUM ® non-dairy frozen dessert.
March break 2018 runs from Monday March 12 to Friday March 16 for both the public and Catholic elementary and secondary school boards in Ontario.
March Break dates vary across the country. New Brunswick and Quebec March Break usually occurs during the first week of March, while Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia school boards schedule their spring breaks during the second or third week of March. The week-long break for Alberta and Manitoba students usually occurs the last week of March.
Also known as Spring Break or Easter Break in the U.S., spring school breaks are celebrated in many countries around the world including South and Central America, several European countries as well as Asia. Post-secondary (college and university) students often have Reading Week in early spring –a time when students crack open the books to study for exams, or maybe do a little partying!
March Break is one of the busiest travel times for Canadians wanting to enjoy a family getaway. Whether flying or taking a road trip, here are some things you may want to know:
Last March Break the busiest travel day was Friday March 9th when 138,000 people travelled through Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (Source: GTAA, www.torontopearson.com)
The most popular destinations for Ontario travellers are Orlando, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; staycations in Ontario, Vancouver, B.C. and New York City. (Source: CAA).
Road trips to places like the Ontario Science Centre or the Ripley’s Aquarium can be great family adventures, especially if you have plenty of activities and snacks to keep the little ones busy and happy enroute. Pack a cooler with some ice packs and snacks and be ready for some March Break fun. Here are some packable snack ideas:
- Cheese sandwiches made with Mozzarella or American TOFUTTI SOY CHEESE SLICES® or grapes, melon wedges and crackers.
- gluten-free wraps or bread slices spread with TOFUTTI Better Than Cream Cheese rolled up around a gherkin pickle, banana, celery stick or julienned cucumber slices. For extra flavour, choose the French Onion, Herbs & Chives or Garlic & Herb flavours.
- Back Seat Dip—Mix ¾ of a cup of PLAIN or Herb & Garlic TOFUTTI Better Than Cream Cheese with ¾ of a cup of SOUR SUPREME® and pack dip into a plastic container. Serve with carrot and celery sticks for a quick snack on the go.