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New Jersey

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Salt Water Taffy

It’s popular in many coastal locations, but nobody does salt water taffy quite like New Jersey. It’s been sweetening up the Jersey Shore since the 1880s.

New Mexico

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A sweet, buttery cookie flavored with cinnamon and anise, Bizcochitos became the official state cookie of New Mexico almost 30 years ago.

New York

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New York does cheesecake right. Simple as it may be, with its incredibly rich and dense cream-cheese filling, it’s always hard to pass up a New York-style cheesecake.

North Carolina

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie is a southern favorite, but North Carolina gets to lay claim to this one because they grow more sweet potatoes than any other state. (And they just might make the sweetest sweet potato pies out there.)

North Dakota

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No, not crumb cake. This is pronounced kroom-cacka, and while it’s Norwegian in origin, it’s mighty popular in North Dakota. It’s a thin, rolled-up cookie, similar in texture to a waffle cone.


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Buckeye Candy

Buckeye candy gets its name because of its resemblance to the Ohio buckeye tree, which is the official state tree. (The Buckeye State, anyone?) A creamy peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate… what’s not to love?


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Fried Pie

A good slice of pie is about as American a dessert you can get, but over in Oklahoma, they’ve got a special trick up their sleeve… they serve it fried!


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Marionberry Pie

Blackberries grow like weeds in Oregon, but the Marionberry is a hybrid berry developed by the USDA and Oregon State University over six decades ago. And it makes a very fine pie!


Shoofly Pie

This verrrry sweet Pennsylvania Dutch pie (it includes both molasses and brown sugar) gets its name because you supposedly end up shooing away flies who are attracted to the filling.

Rhode Island



Doughboys, which are basically just fried hunks of pizza dough topped with some sugar, are a classic in Rhode Island.

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