I found Scroggin and the following Wikipedia definition...I can hardly wait to make my own!
Scroggin is a nickname for a mixture of nuts and dried fruit, (and sometimes chocolate) usually carried by bushwalkers. It has been suggested that the name scroggin is an acronym, taken from the first letter of eight ingredients:
- Chocolate (Usually M&M's or chocolate chunks)
- Orange peel (candied)
- Ginger (crystallised)
- Glucose (generic lollies, such as barley sugars)((candies for us Americans!))
- Improvisation or imagination (i.e. the chef is supposed to add a favorite ingredient)
- Nuts (any kind, so long as they are not salted)
These ingredients can be anything desired, but traditionally they must have chocolate, raisins, and nuts. Dried fruit, such as dried apricots, dried apples and banana chips, plus sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are very popular inclusions in these mixes.
The idea behind Scroggin is to have an energy-packed mix of anything you want, kept in a waterproof bag which the consumer dips into when in need of an energy boost.
Chuck has his own opinion about gorp:
He says: Just get the individual items that you like and take it from there. What a nutty guy.