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american regional foods online

shopping for american regional foods

What are traditional American foods? Well, it depends on where you live. You'll find some of the best American regional food products at these online sources.

hometown favorites - This online catalog sells retro candy and other hard-to-find American food products that can only be found in certain regions of the country, or in limited quantities (coffee syrup, abba-zabba bars, junket custard and other unusual items).

ricks picks - Made in NYC, these are artisan pickles with an edge, with flavors such as Smokra (pickled okra with smoked paprika), Windy City Wasabeans (green beans in a soy-wasabi brine) and the more traditional Slices of Life (sliced dill pickles with garlic).