Roadtrippin’ through the South? Here are some classic snacks you can’t skip out on. From sweet to savory to fizzy, we’ve got you covered with the 5 essential Southern snacks you’ve got to try. 

  1. MoonPie

If you’ve never tasted a MoonPie, it’s an absolute must-try snack. What originally started at Chattanooga Bakery in Tennessee in the 1920s has grown into a Southern staple. Layers of graham, marshmallow, and chocolate make the absolute perfect bite. We love them to the moon and back…get it?

moon pie

Photo by MoonPie


  1. Zapp’s Potato Chips

Since 1985, Zapp’s kettle fried chips have been a favorite Southern snack. Originally created with a spicy kick to appeal to the taste buds of Louisiana, Zapp’s now whips up flavors for absolutely everyone. Their motto has always been, “The best reason for quality today is a job tomorrow,” and there’s no doubt that passion translates into every crunchy kettle-cooked bite.


Photo by Zapp’s


  1. Mt. Olive Pickles

To no surprise, Mt. Olive Pickles have been coming from Mount Olive, North Carolina for 90 years. Now not only are they recognized as a Southern favorite, but they are also the second best-selling brand of pickles in the country. Not too shabby, huh? Fry them up, top them on burgers, mix them into salads, or just pop them in your mouth straight from the jar- Mt. Olive Pickles are certainly a Southern staple.

mt olive pickles

Photo by Mt. Olive Pickles


  1. Goo Goo Clusters

Wondering what’s in a Goo Goo Cluster? Since 1912, Nashville has been whipping up this dreamy candy concoction full of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts, and milk chocolate. Need we say more? Just trust us, they are goo goo goooood.

goo goo cluster

Photo by Goo Goo Cluster


  1. Cheerwine

To wash down all these delish snacks, Cheerwine is the perfect Southern soft drink dating back to 1917. Originating in Salisbury, North Carolina, Cheerwine has spread throughout the country and continues to put a smile on people’s faces. From its hint of wild cherry flavor to its playful bubbliness, Cheerwine won’t disappoint.


Photo by Cheerwine




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