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Georgia Snacks

dwharff Aug 27, 2006 09:23 PM

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. LaLa Aug 29, 2006 06:35 PM

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

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    1. re: LaLa
      jgschiff Aug 29, 2006 08:38 PM

      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
        Katj Dec 27, 2006 06:55 PM

        peanuts put into an RC cola, southern best!

    2. d
      dwharff Aug 29, 2006 05:32 PM


      I'm salivating already!

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        atlantanative Aug 29, 2006 01:29 AM

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

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        1. re: atlantanative
          uptown jimmy Dec 27, 2006 08:18 PM

          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...

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          Blue Eagle Aug 28, 2006 08:15 PM

          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.

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          1. re: Blue Eagle
            JessicaSophia Aug 28, 2006 10:24 PM

            What are danish wedding cookies? they sound tasty!

            1. re: JessicaSophia
              Blue Eagle Aug 28, 2006 11:24 PM

              This link shows the grocery store version sold in Georgia.


          2. b
            Blue Eagle Aug 27, 2006 11:21 PM

            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.


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