Famous TX foods, etc

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  1. TNLonghorn

    TNLonghorn 500+ Posts

    I haven't lived in TX for 15 years now, so I'm having trouble remembering which famous brands of food/drinks/candy originated in TX.
    I'm trying to find something for a goodie bag that has a little Texas flair to it. Other than Blue Bell ice cream, what are some other things that originated there?

    Many thanks!
  2. georgecostanza

    georgecostanza NBHorn7’s Protégé

    Whataburger and Dr. Pepper instantly come to mind.
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  3. Michtex

    Michtex 1,000+ Posts

    Lammes Candies


    I've shared these with co-workers here and they seemed to enjoy them.


    This makes a pretty good drink. Use jalapeno stuffed olives


    The Link

    he Kitchen Recipe

    2 oz. Tequila
    2 oz. Triple Sec
    2.5 oz. Mexican Martini Mix
    1 Fresh Squeezed Lime
    3 Green Olives
    Makes an excellent Mexican Martini!
  4. Michtex

    Michtex 1,000+ Posts

    Too bad these don't seem to be around any more.

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  5. georgecostanza

    georgecostanza NBHorn7’s Protégé

    Fritos originated in San Antonio, apparently.

    Is there a way you could put a chicken fried steak in a goodie bag?
  6. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

    Tito's Vodka.
  7. Michtex

    Michtex 1,000+ Posts

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    Michtex 1,000+ Posts

  9. georgecostanza

    georgecostanza NBHorn7’s Protégé

    Mini pecan pie.
  10. The Eyes of Texas

    The Eyes of Texas 500+ Posts

  11. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Wick Fowler's 2 alarm chili mix is a Texas concoction. Collin St. Bakery fruitcakes and pecan pies are really good, if a little pricy. I'm pretty sure the pecan millionaire has Texas origins.
  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke 500+ Posts

    How about typing them up a version of the King Ranch Casserole on some sort of recipe card, and include it w/ a casserole dish to bake it in?
  13. Stove Top

    Stove Top 25+ Posts

    Big Red (Waco)
    Gebhardt Chili Powder (San Antonio)
    Pioneer Biscuit Mix (San Antonio)
    Church's Chicken (San Antonio)
    Julio's Corn Chips (Del Rio)
    Butterkrust Bread (San Antonio)
    Mrs. Bairds Bread (Fort Worth)
    C & C tortilla chips (Corpus Christi)
    Fiesta Brand Seasonings (San Antonio)
    Kiolbassa Brand Sausage (San Antonio)
    Pollok's Sausage (Falls City)
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  14. TNLonghorn

    TNLonghorn 500+ Posts

    Thanks for all the great ideas everyone! This helps a lot!
  15. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    Shiner Bock, Paula's Texas Orange, Tito's Vodka, numerous craft beers, Stubb's BBQ sauces and rubs, no maroon carrots, please.
  16. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    Isn't Pace picante from San Antonio?
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  17. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 500+ Posts

    Neely's Brown Pigs in Marshall Texas, used to be the best Catfish was at Big Pines Lodge on Caddo Lake. Proprietor was a Longhorns alum named George Williamson, had big poster behind the cash register he had made up of a picture with James Street and George flashing the Hook em' when James came home to Longview one time and visited the lake. And dont forget Earl Campbells hot links!
  18. Hollandtx

    Hollandtx 250+ Posts

    Just to be authentic, there is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.
    Are Judson cherry sours candy from Texas? I think they are.
    Also, not that I know anyone who has ever actually eaten one, I give you Chick-o-Stick!
  19. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

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  20. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Mmmmmmm stuckeys pecan log roll. Every time we'd go on vacation, a Stuckeys was on the agenda for this yummy treat!
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  21. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Adams Extract.
  22. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Pittsburg Hot Links
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  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    New York seems to have discovered that Texas BBQ is good

  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  25. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 500+ Posts

    first drive thru was in 1921 in San Antonio..........still supposed to be one open in San Antonio any reports if its any count?

  26. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

    Ranch Style Beans used to be made in Fort Worth. I actually found them at my grocery store recently here in Burr Ridge, IL!
  27. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 500+ Posts

    look at the size of this chicken fried steak at a place called LuLu's Cafe and Bakery in San Antonio............any of yall down in the Alamo City eaten here........is it any count?

  28. THEU

    THEU 2,500+ Posts

    How no one has said the hamburger is odd to me.
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  29. iatrogenic

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  30. Chop

    Chop 1,000+ Posts

    Lived in NY State for 3 years. Dinosaur BBQ (Syracuse and now Brooklyn) is on par with some of our better BBQs.

    NY and Texas (along with our surrounding states) are the 2 places that seem to eat a lot of beef brisket. NY has a growing number of Texas-style BBQs now (like Dinosaur BBQ), but most of their brisket eating comes from the Jewish tradition where brisket is often boiled rather than smoked and served with gravy, mustard, or nothing. Brisket comes from the front part of the cow (chest), and my understanding is that only the front part of a side of beef can be certified kosher. That's probably why brisket has always been such a popular cut of beef in NY. This is probably also why they're embracing Texas-style BBQ brisket so enthusiastically (that and it's good taste).

    Spent a year in SC--pork was about the only BBQ they did there... Nothing wrong with that, but you long for smoked brisket after a number of months without it.
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