As you drive through Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, you’ll see signs along the road offering HOT BOILED PEANUTS. Apparently, this is a Southern delicacy and one we felt compelled to try while in Georgia. So we pulled into a combination gas station/hot boiled peanut stand and “put a little South in our mouth.”
All I can say is — I’m glad I’m a Northerner.
It was pretty disgusting. Hot, soft, mushy peanuts taste like unflavored baked beans. I’ve heard that Southerners like them, but it must be an acquired taste. A few of these starchy globules of bland mush were enough for me. I’ll stick to Northern delicacies like Cincinnati chili.
Have you ever tried a local delicacy that you didn’t like?