Illinois March 11, 2019
8 Iconic Illinois-Made Grocery Food Items You’d Sorely Miss If You Moved
Next time you make up your shopping list, be sure to add these eight grocery food items. From craft sodas to snacks to condiments, there are many delicious things being made in the Land of Lincoln. Check them out:
1. Mrs. Fisher's Potato Chips
Most popular on the northern side of the state, these chips have been around for decades and are known for coming in a variety of flavors. Find them in stores or order online.
2. J.D. Mullen's Salad Dressings
Best known for its French dressing, this brand is sold all over the state as well as parts of Florida, Ohio, and a few other states. In addition to dressings, the brand also makes glazes and sauces.
3. Excel Bottling Company
If carbonated beverages are staple grocery food items in your home, then you've probably had these craft sodas. The most popular of their drinks is Ski, and it's been around for more than 50 years.
4. Funk's Grove Maple Syrup
This farm off Route 66 has been a maple syrup haven since the 1800s. You can shop in its store or email the place to have fresh syrup and other maple products sent to your door. Everyone who tries this stuff is immediately addicted.
5. Beer Nuts
Anyone who has tried knows that there is no turning back once you've had one. They make a great appetizer or game-day snack and can be ordered online. These delicious nuts are not made with beer but they come as peanuts, cashews, pecans, and more.
6. Garret Popcorn Shops
This Chicago tradition is popular with people all over the nation. Whether you like butter corn or the famous mix of Cheddar and caramel corn, you've got to get it from this company. Whether you stop into one of their shops or order online, every bite is delicious.
7. Jeppson's Malort
This iconic liqueur has a long history. It can be found at liquor stores and bars all around the Chicago area and locals have mixed feelings about how it tastes. Some love it while others hate it.
8. Mel-O-Cream Donuts
When it comes to breakfast, the best grocery food items are donuts. Illinois' most famous brand is made from a secret recipe and sold at bakeries across the central part of the state. Get more details about them
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What other grocery food items do you love that are only found in Illinois? Share your favorites with us below in the comments.