We admit, we’re a little biased when it comes to food brands….we love the South! There’s no place like home and to show a little southern hospitality to our fellow southern food brands, here are some of our favorites. There are more southern brands out there than you may realize and there are plenty more that we can add. If you don’t see your favorite brand listed, please add it to the comments below.
Krispy Kreme is our doughnut obsession and is based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The company has been making the yeast-raised dougnuts since 1937. Visit http://www.krispykreme.com/ to find a Krispy Kreme near and wait for them to turn on the Hot Doughnuts sign!
Duke’s Mayonnaise is a southern staple that was created by Eugenia Duke and is still made in Greenville, South Carolina. To learn more about Duke’s Mayonnaise, visit https://www.dukesmayo.com/dukes-history.asp
Alaga Syrup, the “Sweetness of the South” is based out of Montgomery, Alabama. If you want an amazing Pecan Pie, then you must use Alaga Syrup. For recipes using Alaga products, visit http://www.alagasyrup.com/int/recipes.html
Cheerwine is cherry-flavored goodness in a glass and is produced by the Carolina Beverage Corporation of Salisbury, North Carolina. Visit http://www.cheerwine.com/ for all that is Cheerwine!
Merita Bread was produced by Hostess Brands and sold to Flowers Foods that is headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia. Merita Bread is our go-to bread when we’re making a pimento cheese sandwich.
Mt. Olive pickles are simply out of this world. We can’t think of anything better to top our burgers and sandwiches. The company is located in Mt. Olive, North Carolina and has been making pickles since 1926. For more about the history of Mt. Olive, visit http://www.mtolivepickles.com/mtolive101/our-history/
Tabasco is made by the Mcilhenny Company and is based out of Avery Island, Louisiana. They have been making some of the world’s best hot sauce since 1868. Visit http://www.tabasco.com/ for recipes and more!
Neese’s Country Sausage has been part of our family’s breakfast table for many years. The company makes four different kinds of sausage in Greensboro, North Carolina. For recipes and more information, visit http://www.neesesausage.com/
Blue Bell Ice Cream is just creamy and delicious. We’re thankful that you can buy it in large containers! Blue Bell Creameries is based out of Brenham, Texas. Visit http://bluebell.com/ to learn more about them!
Little Debbie makes some of the best snack cakes around. The company that makes Little Debbie is headquartered in Collegedale, Tennessee.
They have some great giveaways going on right now at http://www.littledebbie.com
Zatarain’s has been making New Orlean’s finest rice since 1889!
They have some great recipes on their site, so pay them a visit: http://www.zatarains.com/
Sun Drop Citrus Soda’s website states that “The records are a little dodgy, but know it all happened somewhere in the South”. All we know is that is a bubbling glass of refreshment in the summertime. It’s bottled under the authority of Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc in Plano, Texas. Visit http://www.sundrop.com/history.php for more info.
Palmetto Cheese – The Pimento Cheese with Soul! is a product of Pawleys Island Specialty Foods. It’s real cheese, real southern and really good! Our pimento cheese is made with Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese and is now at over 5,000 locations. We are proud to be made in South Carolina! For our story and all about PC, please http://www.pimentocheese.com/about-pimento-cheese.php.
OMG! Onion Made Goodness Caramelized Onion Dip is also a product of Pawleys Island Specialty Foods. It’s not your ordinary onion dip! It’s loaded with real onions and big on flavor. OMG! is also proud to be made in South Carolina. For more information about OMG!, please visit http://www.omgdip.com/about.php.