Spud Bars

Souvenir Sunday: Spud Buddies at Boise Airport

If your travel plans take you anywhere near eastern Oregon or southern Idaho, you’ll likely begin and end your trip at Boise Airport (BOI), a small-hub airport with an easy-to-negotiate terminal, two concourses (B & C), a three story rotunda, a single security checkpoint and a well-rounded range of services and amenities.

The airport is home to a branch of the artist-owned Art Source Gallery, which represents more than 40 Idaho artists and to several shops which offer a nice variety of Idaho-made or themed gifts and gourmet treats, including chocolates, wine, microbrews and local sports team memorabilia.

Boise Spud Bar

Souvenir Sunday shoppers will head straight for the potato-shaped Idaho Spud Bars – marshmallow covered in dark chocolate and sprinkled with coconut – and for the Spud Buddies, which are plush potato-shaped dolls wearing tiny t-shirts that say “Famous Potatoes, Grown in Idaho.”

Spud Buddies

Have you found a great souvenir while stuck at the airport?

If you find something that’s inexpensive, “of” the local city or region and, ideally, a bit offbeat, please snap a photo and send it along. If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, I’ll send you a fun travel souvenir.