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Updated on Aug 17, 2020. Posted on Apr 23, 2016

24 Awesome Regional Snacks That Everybody Should Try Once


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1. Big Red Soda — Texas

What it is: A sugary, sweet red cream soda.

2. Garrett Popcorn — Chicago, Illinois

What it is: Yummy AF flavored popcorn.

3. Old Bay seasoning everything — Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia


What it is: A tangy seasoning that tastes as equally good on chips as in beer.

4. Tillamook Ice Cream — Oregon

What it is: Amazingly delicious and rich ice cream with flavors like marionberry cheesecake and speculoos.

5. POG — Hawaii

What it is: Passion fruit, orange, and guava juice which basically tastes like Hawaii.

6. Buc-Ees Beaver Nuggets — Texas

What they are: Delicious caramel- and butter-glazed corn puffs.

7. Faygo RedPop and Fagyo Rock & Rye — Michigan

What it is: Awesome soda with great fans (Juggalos love Faygo).

8. Zapp's Potato Chips — Louisiana

What they are: A brand of chips with flavors unique to the region like "Voodoo," "Spicy Cajun Crawtators," "Sour Cream and Creole Onion," and "Cajun Dill Gator-tators."

9. The Original Rainbow Cone — Chicago, Illinois

What it is: An ice cream cone filled with chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (vanilla with walnuts and cherries), and pistachio ice creams, and then topped with orange sherbet.

10. Awful Awful milkshakes from the Newport Creamery — Newport, Rhode Island

What they are: Incredibly thick and delicious milkshakes.

11. Idaho Spud Candy Bars — Idaho

What it is: A chocolate-covered marshmallow dusted in coconut. YUM.

12. Cheerwine — across the South

What it is: A fizzy, cherry-flavored soda whose name will literally make you happy.

13. Palmetto Cheese pimento cheese — the Northeast, South, and Midwest

What it is: A spreadable, snack cheese that tastes good on everything. Fun fact: The tag for this product is "the pimento cheese with soul."

14. Sponge Candy — Buffalo, New York

What it is: A mix of caramelized sugar and molasses flavors, coated in chocolate.

15. Bauder Peppermint Bar — Des Moines, Iowa

What it is: An ice cream creation that infuses peppermint and chocolate together in a magical bar.

16. Spam Musubi from 7-Eleven — Hawaii

What it is: Spam sushi sold at 7-Eleven. Apparently it's some of the best around!

17. Moon Pies — across the South.

What it is: Graham crackers coated with chocolate with a marshmallow filling in the middle. Totally addictive.

18. Dave's Killer Bread — West Coast

What it is: Just really fucking good bread.

19. Texas Pete Hot & Spicy Pork Skins — Texas

What it is: Pork skins are great. Pork skins flavored with hot sauce are even better.

20. Halo Farm Ice Cream — Central New Jersey

What it is: Delicious lick-the-spoon-and-the-bowl ice cream.

21. Zaxby's fries and chicken fingers — The South

What it is: Breaded and deep-fried chicken fingers, with lightly seasoned crinkle-cut fries.

22. Cafe Yumm! Sauce — Oregon

Cafe Yumm!

What it is: Addictively good sauces and dips.

23. Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets — Philadelphia

What it is: Philadelphia's butterscotch-flavored answer to the Twinkie.

24. Wickles Pickles — The South

What it is: A line of pickles with unique flavors like "Jalapeño Relish," "Wicked Okra," and "Hoagie and Sub Relish."

25. Zesto's ice cream — South Carolina

What it is: Perfectly presented soft-serve ice cream.

Did we miss something? Share your favorite regional treat in the comments!