No Surprise Here – Food & Wine Magazine Picks Texas Favorite Snack
I'll give you three guesses on what popular road snack just topped Food & Wine's Best Snack in Texas list.
I'll even give you a hint - it's become an iconic snack from a iconic Texas brand.
What's your favorite snack? Bag of chips? Beef Jerky? Sunflower seeds? Maybe some pretzels or a handful of cookies? Perhaps you're into a more healthy snack like carrots and celery or dehydrated okra or something. A lot of times I'm just grabbing something close-by and in my household, it's always something sugary and sweet and probably the least healthy option available, like a Snickers or something.
In my family the snacks range from cookies, chips, Twizzlers and sunflower seeds to some kind of licorice candy that leaves my mouth feeling like I just ate a spoonful of used black coffee grounds.
Favorite Snack for Each State
Food & Wine did a pretty good job on their "Best Snack in Every State" list. It really delivered according to each states "locality" if you will. For example, for Alaska it was Kelp Chips, Delaware was Salt Water Taffy while Florida was Orange Juice. Of course, Georgia was Pecans, Hawaii was Macadamia Nuts and Idaho was Spud Bars. You get the point right?
One of the odd ones was Colorado which Wine & Food listed as "Edibles." Lol. I know Colorado is knows as a weed state but edibles are not the favorite snack. It's not like everyone who enters the state instantly becomes a pothead but whatever, maybe that's just Food & Wine making a joke or something.
Texas Favorite Snack
It should come as no surprise that here in Texas, Food & Wine chose a road snack favorite with Buc-ee's "Beaver Nuggets."
Food & Wine says:
"...The state's beloved hometown brand of gas station, Buc-ee's, seems to be opening locations at nearly half of said exits. Beyond some of the largest gas pump islands in the world, you'll find convenience stores that make your typical Trader Joe's seem tiny, brimming with freshly chopped brisket sandwiches and house-brand snacks. The most iconic, quite easily, has to be the deliciously evil Beaver Nuggets, sold in bags large and small — think corn pops, but if each one were dipped in delicious caramel, and you're basically there. Not for the faint-of-teeth."
Buc-ee's is an iconic Texas brand and those "deliciously evil Beaver Nuggets" are definitely an iconic Texas snack.