Most of us have some guilty pleasures from our childhood days. We often call it comfort food. But, it can vary quite a lot from region to region. It’s only when we grow up that we realize that not everyone eats the same dishes! Here are 15 regional foods that might sound strange to anyone who isn’t from there, though most of these dishes have been thoroughly vetted by people from all over the country!
1) Fluffer Nutter Sandwich
Take some peanut butter, add fluffy marshmallow cream and you’ve got yourself a New England treat called the Fluffer Nutter! Some folks enjoy this one toasted.
2) Frito Pie
From high school ball game concession stands to the county fair, the Frito pie is a Texan classic. Like nachos or taco salad but with Fritos instead, this is often served right in a single serve Frito bag!
3) St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Something in between a blondie and a butter cake, this layered treat looks divine.
4) Red Flannel Hash
This New England staple adds beats to the traditonal hash recipe. It’s often served with an herb sour cream on top.
5) Persimmon Pudding
This Indiana favorite combines some of the same spices as in pumpkin pie with the seasonal flavor of persimmons for something an texture like bread pudding and a taste like nothing else!