About the legendary boiled peanut

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So legendary that it's South Carolina's official snack food

The boiled peanut is a bizarre thing to first-time visitors of the area, but I've never seen anyone not convert after the first taste.

As tribute to the soggy, squishy, and delicious snack, Bessie Gantt has penned a piece in Charleston Magazine; read it here.

Fun fact: boiled peanuts are also popular in parts of Asia, being sold often as street food. China and India actually produce more peanuts than the U.S.

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