Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General South Archive >
Aug 27, 2006 09:23 PM

Georgia Snacks

Hi all. I will be travelling to Atlanta and Savannah later this week and have a snack question. I am a big snacker. Here in Philly it's Herr's potato chips and Tastykakes. When I travel to maine, Wicked whoopies and when in New Orleans, Zapp's and Hubig's pies. Are there any local Georgis snacks I should know about and try?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Boiled peanuts are a favorite snack in Georgia. The fresh peanut crop begins in August. Stands selling boiled peanuts can be found all over.

    Hardy Farms sells some of the best. And Hardy Farms has stands in Dublin, which would be along your route on I-16 between Atlanta and Savannah.

    1. I just thought of a couple of other snacks. Goo Goo Clusters are a favorite Southern candy bar with roasted peanuts, caramel, marshmallow, and milk chocolate.

      Also, Danish Wedding Cookies are popular in Georgia and sold commercially in local grocery stores. While not unique to Georgia, I never saw these sold in the grocery stores when I was in the North.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Blue Eagle

        What are danish wedding cookies? they sound tasty!

      2. not that it is exclusive to georgia, but a road trip w/o a coke and some pork rinds just won't do!

        1 Reply
        1. re: atlantanative

          Pork rinds are really good. There's several local brands available at most convenience stores that are additive-free and tasty. And there supposed to be relatively healthy...

        2. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!

          I'm salivating already!

          1. Of course Paralines when you get to Savannah for the best snack!

            2 Replies
            1. re: LaLa

              Pecan log/roll is a classic. Have to ditto the boiled peanuts and pork rinds. If you are really out there or can find a local fair you can actually watch the rinds being fried. It is amazing how much they expand.

              You could also try the pickled pig foot or egg. I only see them in the south and they are good in their own unique (gotta eat it only once to enjoy it for life) way.

              1. re: jgschiff

                peanuts put into an RC cola, southern best!