In North Carolina, there are so many unique foods, drinks, and places to enjoy the culinary delights on offer. Home to several delicious treats available in the country there is something really special about sugary doughnuts and cold soda drinks.
Listed below are 6 of North Carolinas great food stories:
Cherry Flavoured Soda Wine
Known as the nectar of the Tarheels the cherry soda wine was first created in a grocery store in Salisbury by L.D. Peelers during World War 1 when there was a sugar shortage. The recipe was passed down from generation to generation and can now be found in many supermarkets throughout the Southern States and California.
There are very few meals in North Carolina that are as tasty as the Fried Chicken. Coated in seasoned flour and dipped in fried peanut oil. Other traditional ingredients used in the crispy coating are cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and oil Molasses. Fried chicken is popular with children of all ages.
Pickles and Relishes
Mt. Olive Pickle Company has grown to become one of the country’s best-selling brands of pickles and peppers. Located on Cucumber Blvd Mount Olive sells the most delicious olives, peppers, and pickles.
Pickles are so popular in North Carolina that they host their very own pickle party on New Year’s Eve. NYE an annual pickle drop is the tradition in the town of Mount Olive. This tradition involves a lighted 3.5-foot pickle which is lowered via a tower truck. This spectacular is enjoyed by many locals and families vacating during the festive period.
Carolina-Style Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
North Carolina is famous for its hot dogs and hamburgers. No hamburger or hot dog is complete without all the condiments. North Carolina serves the very best condiments and Carolina style combination which includes slaw, mustard, onions, and chili.
Krispy Kreme was founded by Vernon Rudolph in Winston-Salem in 1937. Originally sold for 25 cents and made with local ingredients, this famous doughnut is sold globally and become a popular dessert choice for many in the United States. Kiddies love Krispy Kreme and there are many locations in North Carolina where you can buy this delicious treat.
The hot sauce was not first originated in Texas as many thinks. Hot Sauce was first created in the 1940s in Winston-Salem by 3 brothers, Ralph, Thad, and Harold, and their father Samuel Garber. They created the recipe in their very own kitchen. Hot sauce is a popular condiment in households all over the world. The hot sauce line has expanded to include honey mustard sauce, chili sauce, seafood cocktail sauce, and buffalo wing sauce.
Hot sauce can be too much for younger children to try so best to check with an adult before using it on the little ones' food.