Top 5 Yummy Snacks From the State of Maine
The state of Maine has plenty of foods that it likes to claim as its own and take pride in! So if hunger is striking your stomach hard and you need a fill-up, look for a tasty bite provided by the Pine Tree State with these top 5 yummy snacks from the state of Maine!
Originally marketed as a health drink back in 1876, this soda is found all over the place. It is known for its bitter aftertaste made from the gelatin root extract that it is flavored with. Fans of the soda will tell you “that it cures what ales ya'”. Although it is made by the Moxie Beverage Company in Bedford, New Hampshire, it is still claimed by the state of Maine and was made the Official Soft Drink of Maine in 2005. Sold in all kinds of places in and out of the state of Maine, it is good to wash down whatever you are snacking on.
A potato chip company founded in Scarborough, Maine in 1947. Humpty Dumpty chips come in either full-sized bags or smaller lunch bag size and in all kinds of flavors. From BBQ, Salt and vinegar, and Sour Cream and Onion, to more radical flavors like All Dressed Up ( a mix of all flavors), Dill Pickle, and a Party Mix, Humpty Dumpty has everyone covered. Bags of these snacks are found all over the place from grocery stores to gas stations.
Two baked pieces of pasty sandwiched together with a layer of cream is known as a whoopie pie in “Vacationland”. It is known as the Official Treat of Maine and bagged versions are sent out to hungry mouths all over the world. Its origins are mysterious with multiple places claiming to be where these snacks were created. They can be made with chocolate, strawberry, grape, peanut butter and all kinds of things added to the baked shell. Maple, berry, peanut butter, and other flavors added to the cream filling inbetween the pastry give this snack and unique and incredible taste.
If you find blueberries in the grocery store, be it mixed into something or just a bag of blueberries themselves, chances are those blueberries might be Maine lowbush blueberries. Blueberries from the state of Maine make up about 10 percent of the market. It is said that lowbush Blueberries from Maine are higher in flavor and fuller than those found in other places. Needless to say, the state is pretty proud of its blueberries and you can find a lot of places up and down the state that use them. Chances are a snack with blueberries in Maine comes from home grown berries.
If you are sitting down to a meal of some boiled mollusk, there is a good chance that the lobsters were caught from a boat in the Atlantic Ocean next to Maine. Lobsters from this area are said to be more flavorful and delicious than other species of the mollusk. Lobster meat from Maine is used not only for a tasty lobster dinner but for things like yummy lobster rolls served on the buttery bun or cooked up in Chinese take out. Maine lobster meat is even used in sushi rolls made by chefs all over the US.