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North Carolina is famous for this beloved roadside snack

Cheapism Logo By Tess Rose Lampert of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 50: Boiled peanuts, often pronounced "boil peanuts," are a delicacy long enjoyed as a snack in North Carolina — and throughout much of the South. Soaked and boiled green peanuts turn into a soft and salty treat offered at roadside stands. Driving on the state roads between towns, you are sure to see a large sign with an arrow. Asking at local gas stations will also lead you right to them. While it can be a bit of a hunt, it's well worth the adventure to find these one-of-a-kind legumes. Of course, you can boil peanuts at home.The United States is a big country with even more food cultures than there are states. Packed with regional specialties, each area has unique offerings that are specific to that land and its people. Take at look at these other famous foods from every state.

North Carolina: Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts, often pronounced "boil peanuts," are a delicacy long enjoyed as a snack in North Carolina — and throughout much of the South. Soaked and boiled green peanuts turn into a soft and salty treat offered at roadside stands. Driving on the state roads between towns, you are sure to see a large sign with an arrow. Asking at local gas stations will also lead you right to them. While it can be a bit of a hunt, it's well worth the adventure to find these one-of-a-kind legumes. Of course, you can boil peanuts at home.

The United States is a big country with even more food cultures than there are states. Packed with regional specialties, each area has unique offerings that are specific to that land and its people. Take at look at these other famous foods from every state.

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