15 of America's Favorite Regional Sweets

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Dining' started by rwoman, Feb 13, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. rwoman
    Original Member

    rwoman Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,617
    Likes Received:
    13,489
    Status Points:
    11,070
    flyingdawg, IkeEsq, MLW20 and 3 others like this.
  2. sobore
    Original Member

    sobore Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,421
    Likes Received:
    33,847
    Status Points:
    16,520
    Florida: Coconut patties

    I wonder how I miss these when in the sunshine state? I'll have to keep an eye out for these.
     
  3. autolycus

    autolycus Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    7,321
    Status Points:
    5,000
    Being from the South, I do have to admit to being partial to Pralines, although I prefer Moon Pies to Goo Goo Clusters, if I'm going with a marshmallow treat from Tennessee.
     
    flyingdawg, sobore, 2soonold and 2 others like this.
  4. uggboy
    Original Member

    uggboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    50,182
    Likes Received:
    133,438
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Hershey's kisses anyone?
     
  5. 2soonold
    Original Member

    2soonold Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,011
    Likes Received:
    8,385
    Status Points:
    7,145
    Growing up in Hillbilly Land, we had a secret weapon. We called it Bourbon. :)It was like mother's milk to me.:rolleyes:
    Our sweet was Bourbon Ball Candy! It's basically powdered sugar and butter, chocolate, and Bourbon!:D
     
    flyingdawg, rwoman, uggboy and 2 others like this.
  6. MLW20
    Original Member

    MLW20 Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,363
    Likes Received:
    4,911
    Status Points:
    6,545
    flyingdawg and rwoman like this.
  7. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    salt water taffey from Atlantic City
     
  8. autolycus

    autolycus Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    7,321
    Status Points:
    5,000
    If you happen to be anywhere that has a Cracker Barrell, their store always has the three varieties of Goo Goo products, along with a pretty good selection of other vintage candies/sweets--including my preferred Moon Pie. [edited to add: Goo Goo Cluster store finder, looks like Duane Reade, if you're in Manhattan regularly, Cracker Barrell, or Tractor Supply are your closest Goo Goo Cluster options... of course, they also do mail order direct! :)]

    The three Goo Goos are the Goo Goo Cluster, which is chocolate, caramel, marshmallow and peanuts, the Goo Goo Cluster Supreme, which substitutes pecans for the peanuts, and the Goo Goo Cluster Peanut Butter, which has peanut butter instead of the marshmallow and caramel.

    Pecans are, IMO, by far the best nut for deserts and candies, with peanuts being second. Walnuts are utter crap in comparison. :)
     
  9. IkeEsq

    IkeEsq Gold Member

    Messages:
    743
    Likes Received:
    2,160
    Status Points:
    1,170
    I'm partial to Forbes Salt Water Taffy, widely available on the Outer Banks of NC. I've been pulling fillings out with it for 40+ years. :) My secretary's mom makes peanut brittle to die for. Yuuummmmm! Mouth watering now. Thanks!
     
    flyingdawg and rwoman like this.
  10. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    There are items from the MN state fair that could be on the list, mostly french fried stuff on sticks. I haven't tried this, bit IIRC last summer folks here were talking about french fried ice cream as well as Oreo cookies, etc.
     
    flyingdawg, autolycus and rwoman like this.
  11. rwoman
    Original Member

    rwoman Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,617
    Likes Received:
    13,489
    Status Points:
    11,070
    It amazes me thing things people will deep fry... :)
     
    flyingdawg and autolycus like this.
  12. MLW20
    Original Member

    MLW20 Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,363
    Likes Received:
    4,911
    Status Points:
    6,545
    I don't go to Cracker Barrel when I see them but might have to stop in one to try out the Goo Goo Clusters. The varieties of flavors all sound good!
     
    flyingdawg and rwoman like this.
  13. flyingdawg
    Original Member

    flyingdawg Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    1,702
    Status Points:
    1,120
    No pecan logs?
    This list is not to be trusted!
     
    autolycus likes this.
  14. Tad's Broiled Steaks

    Tad's Broiled Steaks Silver Member

    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    1,065
    Status Points:
    825
    I'm not about to claim its Manhattan heritage, but there's a place on 14th St. by 2nd Ave. where you can get fried PB&J sandwiches and Twinkies.
     
  15. Tad's Broiled Steaks

    Tad's Broiled Steaks Silver Member

    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    1,065
    Status Points:
    825
    So, any Kentucky products stores in the NYC area?...that does sound riveting though.
     

Share This Page