Which U.S. state’s official snack is boiled peanuts?
If you’re chowing down on boiled peanuts, you’re probably in the South. The southern states in the U.S. are known to enjoy a boiled peanut or two, and they’ve been sold across the region since before the 19th century. Often boiled with salt or a piquant spice seasoning, boiled peanuts (also known as “goober peas”) are part of folk culture. It was customary to gather surplus or unsold peanuts after harvesting the nuts and using them for a “peanut boil” — a social gathering with families and neighbors. So, it’s no surprise that one southern state, South Carolina, has made the boiled peanut its official state snack. Having snacked on the nuts since the 1800s, the state honored boiled peanuts with official recognition in 2006.
Answer: The correct answer is South Carolina.