We Texans love our food. We love it so much that there are some foods that are essential to our “balanced” Texas diet.

19. Margaritas


Between the heat, the traffic, and the mosquitos the size of your hand, life in Texas is not without it’s hard days. This is why we have developed a liquid diet that helps calm the nerves. It is heavily based on Margaritas. Without them, we’d be a stressed out bunch.

18. Blue Bell Ice Cream


Nothing cools you down as a kid on a hot summer day than Blue Bell Ice Cream. Made in Brenham, TX it’s the best ice cream in the country. Heck, the world for that matter. It’s an integral part of all Texan summers and an integral part of our diet.

17. Chips and Salsa


Folks in New York eat Pizza, folks from Florida eat whatever they can get at a Disney World concession line, and folks in California eat In N Out or whatever. Well here in Texas we eat a lot of things, but most importantly, we eat a lot of chips and salsa.

The first rule you need to know about chips and salsa though, is that it’s literally impossible to stop eating once you start. It’s just a fact of life in Texas.

The second and most important rule with chips and salsa, is avoid restaurants that charge for it. It is illegal in Texas to charge for chips and salsa (or at least it should be).

…which brings me to my next item.

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16. Julio’s Chips and Salsa


Yes, I know that Julio’s chips and salsa is “chips and salsa” too. But it’s also not. Julio’s is so good it’s in a category of food all its own. There’s chips and salsa, much like what you’d get at any good God-fearin’ Mexican restaurant, and then there’s Julio’s. Julio’s is like regular chips and salsa, except they require a 12-step program to get un-addicted to them.

If somehow you’ve lived here in Texas and still haven’t had them, do yourself a favor and drive to HEB right now. You can thank me later.

15. Chips and Queso


You’d think I’d be done talking about chips by now, but you’d be wrong. Chips in this state have another companion that must be discussed. That companion is queso. Queso is the heavier, lighter, more filling sibling of salsa. It’s not just melted cheese. It’s melted cheese blended with spices, pico de gallo, and maybe a little guacamole. Heck, if you want a meal, throw in some meat too. Just bring plenty of heavy duty chips. Queso is great for breaking your chips in half.

In any normal setting, grabbing a bowl and scraping out the contents with your hands is normally frowned upon. When it comes to queso though, all Texans do their part to make sure that none gets wasted. We’ll use every last chip crumb to get every last ounce of that golden delicious goodness.

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146 Responses

    • Judy LaRue Wesley

      And what about chips & guacamole? If you wanted iced tea when I was a kid, you didn’t find it on a grocery shelf. That’s one of the most ridiculous things I ever heard. No native Texan would think of making tea without using Lipton tea bags & water. At least my mom never did. When you go to church this Sunday, Thank the Lord, these antiTexans were born somewhere up North or East. Texas is the greatest state in United States of America. If you don’t believe me, just ask any Texan!

  1. Cody

    What the hell is this “Sweetened tea” you speak of? it’s SWEET TEA! often pronounced “Swee Teah”

  2. Cat

    My family came to Texas just after the Civil War (is that enough generations to qualify me as a ‘real’ Texan??), and guess what?? We’ve ALWAYS had beans in our chili — leftover red beans, which my mom always saved for chili.

    I’d like to meet whoever came up with the rule that ‘real’ Texans DON’T; perhaps they’d like to tour the numerous cemeteries where my ancestors are buried.


    • Lara

      I’m a 4th generation Texan myself and we have always put beans in out chili too! Red kidney beans.

      • Chase

        My ancestors came to Texas from Germany when it really was the Republic of Texas. We always had red beans in our chili when I was growing up. Also, I don’t agree on sweet tea being popular statewide. I associate sweet tea with the Deep South, not Texas. I grew up in West Texas, and “tea” was almost always assumed to be unsweetened with ice. If you wanted sweet tea, then you had to add the sweetener yourself. Other than that, good job on the list.

      • Fikenhild

        Amen to that, Chase. We always put our own sugar (and/or lemon) in the tea or drank it unsweetened. And the same goes for the chili. We always put pinto beans in it in our family, both sides of which have been in Texas for over a century–so it’s not like we’re newcomers from Pennsylvania or something.

      • Jean

        4th Generation – and I agree about the sweet tea. In my family, it was always served unsweetened so that folks could add the sweetener themselves. I still prefer unsweetened iced tea.

    • Willis

      7th Generation Texan here. Once you add beans you don’t have chili, you’ve got a meat and bean stew. Ain’t nothing wrong with a meat and bean stew, but it ain’t chili.

      • DeKuyper

        8th generation Texan here to confirm the above statement. Meat and bean stew it is.

      • Josh

        Amen! I too am a 7th generation Texan, and Austinite to boot!

        Never ever ever ever should you put beans in chili. That’s wrong on so many levels.

      • Cherry Rumbaugh

        I agree with beanless chili. We always had swet tea. My mother mixed the sugar with a little hot water before adding the brewed tea (from loose tea, NOT TEA BAGS)
        She strained it through a cloth. The sugar dissolved well this way. I used to do the same but am a non-sweet tea drinker now. I am a 4th generation Texan. I believe those who came to this great state brought what their traditions were when they migrated. Some sweet tea…some not. Some beans in Chili….some not. We are ALL TEXANS now so anything is OK with me. Fried Okra a must also. Don’t forget cornbread. Chow chow & big ol onions with black-eyed peas. The list goes on. catfish

      • TBartsch

        You are SO right! Thank you, I was getting a little worried about the people on here. Beans in anything make it a stew/soup. Those other people surely lied about their origins………………..

    • Mick

      Chili always has beans. Unless it doesn’t…….then it is chili without beans. Lived in most parts of the state and always see beans in chili……..”meat and bean stew”…….really.

      • Betty

        What about beans and cornbread? I’m a born and bred Texan, grew up on this, and still make it myself. Tea at my house is unsweet so everyone can add what they like best — or drink it plain. Beans in chili? Yes sir!

      • The Boss

        2nd generation Texan here and I know I’m only a 2nd generation Texan but most chili has beans unless it is a bad chili here are 2 chili’s that I love
        Hormel chili WITH BLACK BEANS
        Homemade White Chili WITH PINTO BEANS

    • Radar

      We also always put beans in our Chili, as well.

      Where is Shipley’s? That is what I wanna know!

    • Stephanie

      I don’t see anythings wrong with beans in chili, but my family doesn’t use them. We’ve been here for 7 generations and I’ve got to say; everything on this list seems right around here (North Houston).

    • TBartsch

      You put beans in it then it is not chili. It’s soup and or stew. Apparently, y’all haven’t been here long enough.

    • nikki

      My family was here before Texas was a Country and my family names are on the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, and there is never been beans in Chili. So your family must be carpet bagging yankees…you’re not Texan enough…my daughter makes 9 generations

  3. Liz

    #7. “There are so many homesick Texans up in Texas whoā€™ve been begging for it that they finally started shipping and selling it up in the land of Yankees.”

    Um what? So many homesick Texans up in Texas? You mean NY?

  4. SV

    Julio’s chips and salsa are delicious but few know that the reason Julio’s chips are so addicting is because it has MSG in them. Check out the ingredients “Monosodium glutamate”

    • MDS

      “A 1991 report by the European Community’s (EC) Scientific Committee for Foods reaffirmed monosodium glutamate’s safety and classified its ‘acceptable daily intake’ as ‘not specified’, the most favorable designation for a food ingredient.” ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamic_acid_(flavor)

      The mayo clinic has done studies on it more recently and found similar results.

      • Matt

        You can have all you want but I don’t like migraines.

      • Jess

        Numerous tests have been done and the migraine is a psychosomatic reaction. One video I saw, they fed 200 people lunch, 100 with MSG, 100 without. At the end, they told everyone that half of them had food with MSG in it but not which half and they asked people who felt the so-called symptoms to raise their hand. It turned out that there were more people complaining about symptoms who hadn’t ingested any MSG than people who did. All in your head, homie.

  5. Rachel

    This list is pretty darn accurate. Love me some ranch and breakfast tacos. Yeehaw! šŸ˜€

  6. Dario

    FWIW, I’m seeing argument from native Texan friends (I’m a carpetbaggin’ Yankee Texas resident) as to whether it should be sweet or unsweetened tea. Perhaps the entry should have been “Iced Tea – whether sweetened or unsweetened is a matter of upbringing”. Similarly, another native Texan friend told me long ago that down here, people choose Dr. Pepper or Big Red – one or the other.

  7. Ramsey Spoon

    Marys is Strawn, TX has the best CFS you will ever put into your mouth. If you havent been, you should go

  8. Zack

    This list is pretty acurate minus one essential Texas drink. When I spent sometime in the frozen tundra, aka Minnesota, I pinned for a Big Red of any temperature. Maybe next time the list can be 20 and have the other beloved Texas drink? Big Red!

  9. Jim

    The rest of the country doesn’t call anything kolaches. I’ve never heard that word in my life.

  10. Larry

    Fajitas should be here, not just part of the taco and a big thick T-bone steak should be near number 1

  11. Andy


    Shiner Bock is a drink, not a food. And there are higher number of non-drinkers in Texas than anywhere in the U.S. (percentage-wise, it’s Utah, but you get my drift).

    Margaritas, though they have non-alcoholic varieties, are also not food, though food is often stuffed into them in order to conceal the nastiness.

    And iced tea? Not a food — and it’s only consumed out of a bottle from the store shelf when there are no other options available.

    • Andy

      And let’s not forget the boycott of Plano (“regular”) Dr Pepper after their shutdown of the Dublin Dr Pepper factory. Grrrr …

      • Brad

        I can here to say the same thing.. the real Dr Pepper ended when the Dublin facility was shut down by Dr Pepper/Snapple corporation…. damn shame

      • Irene

        The factory is still there. They are just not allowed to use the Dr. Pepper name. They are under the name Dublin Bottling Works

    • Amy

      Hey….I’ve had some mighty tasty margaritas! Not nasty at all. And Shiner, AMAZING. I suggest you try about fifty more of each before you pass judgment!

  12. Cody

    I don’t know about y’all, but it has always been SWEET tea, not SWEETENED tea! Also, it’s pronounced “Swee Teah”
    As for Julio’s having MSG….Well, I love me some MSG! it’s so dern delicious!

  13. Kenzie

    I’d have to say that this is pretty accurate. Been a Texan my entire life, and proud of it, too! I will admit a couple of things, however, I’m not terribly fond of sweet tea. Not cold, at least. And I don’t mind beans in my chili. The recipe I have is hot, spicy, and passed down from generation to generation!

  14. Markos

    Shiner is now available in Western Washington as well. Thank Heaven!

  15. Patrick

    Where in Texas do they not put beans in their chili? I’ve lived here my entire life and I’ve always had chili with beans in it.

    • liz

      Im about 30-40 miles west of DFW and my family has never put beans in our chili

    • Anne

      There are no beans in competition chili. Check out the website http://www.chili.org. Beans are considered a filler and competition chili is meat and sauce only. It’s been a rule for years. The cookoffs sometimes have a separate bean competition though. My hubby likes Wolfe Brand with beans, lol.

    • jrcortez

      Sorry, my family tradition (I’m Hispanic, and my family has been here for four generations) includes beans in our chili.

  16. Nancy

    (What the rest of the country calls ā€œkolacheā€ we call ā€œpig in a blanketā€. ) I think that statement is backwards

    • Deano

      Clearly. When I have guests from other states here, and ask if they would like a Kolache for breakfast, they always say, “What’s that?” Then I say, “Like a pig in a blanket. Only much better.” The next time they visit Texas, when it’s time for a quick breakfast on the go, they always say, “Let’s go get some Kolaches!”

      • Kira

        I grew up calling pig in a blankets Kolaches. Then I met my husband! The first time I called a pig in a blanket a Kolache he laughed at me. They are called (forgive my spelling) Klovasnikies, Kolaches are a dessert item. His Family is Czech & have been in Texas for Many Many Generations.
        As for my Family My family has been in Texas since we were the Republic of Texas. I have always put beans in my Chili & have always drank Sweet Tea. I think it has more to do with location & family traditions rather that being Texan. Not that I would EVER live anywhere else. Ain’t No place like Home!

    • Christie

      He has it right. What he means is if you order a Kolache anywhere else in the country they will give you a pig in a blanket. They don’t realize that a true Kolache is a fruit filled piece of heavenly pastry.

      • Matt

        You’re thinking of a jelly donut/roll. Every kolache I’ve ever eaten had meat in it with cheese and usually a jalapeƱo.

      • Betty

        The fruit-filled or cream cheese-filled kolaches are delicious! Find a good German bakery — you can’t beat ’em!

      • TTU Texan

        Then you’ve only eaten klobasnek, which is something many Texans refer to as a Kolache. Nothing against the savory filled variety, they’re great. What they’re holding in the picture of #3 accurately depicts a Kolache and what Christie is talking about. Stop at Weikels on 71 and order a poppy seed Kolache…out of this world Texas amazingness.

      • cindy60200

        Thanks for clearing this up. If any of these people were ever in the Polish or German communities they would know what a true Kolache is. Weiner/sausage in a bun is Pigs in a Blanket. I guess its just the younger generation. My own granddaughter called a pig ina blanket the same thing the other day and I couldn’t figure it why she was doing that.

      • James

        Shipley’s kolaches have hot dogs (and other meats) inside.

      • Caroline

        Amen girl! Also the true pronunciation isn’t “ko-la-chi” as I’ve heard many say, it’s ko-lache- 2 syllables with no “i” sound

  17. Em

    I agree completely about the jalapeƱos and bacon. The list is incomplete without them.

    • Nick S

      America in general cannot live without bacon, so it really doesn’t need a spot on this list. Same can probably be said for jalapeƱos.

  18. Laura

    Chili with beans or not all depends in what part of Texas you grew up in. It had nothing to do with fillers. Just like Barbeque in South Texas is different in North Texas. That is what makes it unique.

  19. Susie

    Where’s the seafood, please? Can’t live without Gulf shrimp, served any way you can……in butter, fried, BBQ’d, broiled, boiled and iced with wonderful remoulade sauce…..gotta have my Gulf shrimp!

  20. Nat

    Ok so what I can’t like without is some chicken fried steak and some sweet tea! BEST MEAL EVER!

  21. ReseAnne Sims

    Chuy’s Creamy JalapeƱo deserves it’s own category!!!

  22. Polly in TX

    I’ve lived in TX nearly all my 42 years. Sweet tea is a new-fangled love here, just within the last few years. It’s always, always been UNsweet tea that has been the Texas standby. At least in Houston!

    • TG

      Polly you are so right! The strength of this new fad as made is seem as if this has always been here in but that’s not true.

  23. Laurie

    I think #20 should be shipley’s donuts #21 should be bacon #22 should be ranch style beans #23 should be fried anything…twinkies etc. #24 Texas chocolate sheet cake and #25 snow cones :)

  24. Joey

    Breakfast tacos made the list but not Tabasco sauce & wolf brand chili?

  25. Pat Byrne

    C’mon, y’all aren’t even trying that hard: Nachos with the works, fajita botan~as, Texas Ruby Red grapefruit, venison (sausage and steaks), redfish, flounder, speckled trout, big hunkin’ steaks, enchiladas, huevos rancheros, quesadillas, tamales (and sweet dessert tamales), wild game dinners, cabrito al pastor, braised spare ribs! Not too mention rattlesnake and all the other weird stuff in the tastes-like-chicken category. Sweet tea (a big Uggh! to high-fructose corn syrup) maybe is maybe more for southerners and people who need fattening up. How about a big slice of watermelon with that?!

  26. jrcortez

    My (Hispanic) family tradition for four generations has ALWAYS had beans in the chili. Wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

    • S.Rod

      Im surprised barbacoa isnt on the list! Whaaaaa?! And as a native Texan ( Apache native) we’ve always had frijoles in our chili too. Whats weird is that people often forget that “chili” was originally Mexican “chile rojo” since chile verde has pork in it, chile rojo has beef, the new settlers called it “chili” because they couldnt pronounce it in Spanish, but it had always had beans in it as far as my family remembers.

  27. Marc

    I have never seen less gravy on chicken fried steak in my life! That steak should be covered, not spilled on! LOL

    • Daina

      AGREED!! That was my first thought when I saw that CFS. Where’s the rest of the gravy? lol

  28. Mike O

    No gravy list is invalid without gravy.

    Gravy and Hot Sauce

    2 Taco from jack in a crack also

  29. William

    Beans in chili are a must if u don’t like the beans open a can of hot dog sauce and enjoy u don’t speak for all of us

  30. Cindy

    I agree with pretty much all of this list….. except for the ranch. Whaaaat? Yeah I know a lot of folks like the stuff, but not for me. 5th generation Native Texan here, and we never put beans in our chili. The only time we do, is to satisfy our “Yankee” friends. You think they had time to saok and properly cook chili beans on the cattle trails?? Nope, that’s why “Real” Texans never put beans in their chili. Those that do, well, maybe it’s from Yankee ancestry or something. At least your in Texas now, and you do eat chili. If you don’t like Sweet Tea, something just ain’t right.
    I do agree that the list should be extended. Gotta add Big Red, Corn Bread, and homemade peanut brittle. My granny has a recipe for peanut brittle that she got from her granny, who was a Texan. ( Oh and peach cobbler, made with peaches from your own peach tree)

    • Jason Voorhees

      You sound like an elitist. There are many ways of doing things, even in Texas. Chili can have beans or no beans, doesn’t make you any less important than you seem to think you are. Get over yourself and take the blinders off your eyes.

      • Fikenhild

        Are you saying they didn’t eat beans on the cattle trail? Honestly? The cook had plenty of time to soak beans and cook them.

    • Judy LaRue Wesley

      Also, don’t forget the fried green tomatoes, fried dill pickles, along w/the fried okra (boiled’s OK too but if you’re a multi-tasker, you can use the same batter recipe (different time of year, in season), good old yellow squash is excellent fried or boiled too. Thank you Hooters!!

  31. Czech

    Thank you! Kolache are NOT “pigs in blankets” they are yeast dough pastries filled with FRUIT. Sausage baked in the same dough is tasty but not a kolache. There are backward places in Texas that still don’t know the difference *cough* Lubbock *cough*

    • Matt

      I guess there are a lot of backwards places in Texas because every “kolache” I’ve ever seen came with meat, cheese, and sometimes a jalapeƱo.

    • Eric

      I grew up in Dallas (live in Lubbock now) and until I was schooled by a co-worker who brought his grandmothers’ kolaches (the pastry) for breakfast one day, I’d never heard of the pastries called kolaches.

      I grew up eating the pigs in blankets from donut shops all over north Texas. I guess it’s just widespread ignorance :)

      They’re both delicious by the way.

  32. Lori

    Julio’s are awesome! Got hooked when I lived in Del Rio where they originated. Little yellow house was the original home, and they sold them in 5 gal paint buckets back in the early 90’s. That was about the only good thing about my AF assignment at Laughlin AFB. Was so excited when I saw them on your list. I still have fun introducing people to them.

  33. Justin

    This article is the worst buzzfeed rip off I have ever come across. This author is a hack and a quarter.

    • mystupidopinion

      i agree 100% another yahoo waste of time. no wonder they call it yahoo, the writers are yahoos and we are yahoos for wasting our time reading it

  34. James

    Sorry but blue bell is only OK. I went to college in texas and my ex who is a born and raised texan hyped blue bell till I finally had some Graeters shipped down. It was humorous to see those 6 pints disappear while the blue bell sat there untouched. You texans can have your blue bell, and before you go off on my with your ignorance (I have tried both, you haven’t!) Order some and try it for yourself.


  35. John

    Greens Sausage House in Zabcikville, TX has by far the best Kolaches in the state…they make the Czech Stop look like a tourist attraction!!!

  36. Melanie

    Gotta have my swee Tea. Don’t even try to put that sugar in it when it’s cold cause that won’t work. Sugar will just settle to the bottom of the glass and sit there. Kolaches in Texas are sausage. Up north, they are a pastry with fruit in them like my Aunt Birdie always made for us when we visited. Of course, she soon figured out how to come visit us here and tried ours. Chicken fried steak has to be drowned in gravy. Beans in chili only if you’re poor and trying to make it stretch. by the way, those had better be Ranch Style beans From Ft. Worth that you are adding. Plus you gotta have cornbread too.

  37. Victoria

    I completely agree NO BEANS IN CHILI!!! And if chili is going to be on this list, somewhere it should talk about the Frito Pie. I think Sweet Tea is something that is usually more connected to the Deep South than Texas. I grew up drinking unsweet tea and don’t remember sweet tea being readily available in restaurants until a few years ago. And usually it’s made from some sort of concentrate with corn syrup, not even sugar. And as much as I love chips and queso/salsa, I think that this list goes a little overboard and could have combined all of those in order to include some other Texas favorites like Big Red.

  38. c.paul

    Whoever wrote this must have never had an ice cold big red and elgin hot guts,

  39. Forest

    Gravy! It may not be a “food” on its own, but gravy is a food that I can’t go without!

  40. Matt

    “Folks elsewhere call it Chili Con Carne, but here in Texas itā€™s just Chili”??? Yeah, para los wedos. For us who have sangre de la raza, its still “chili con carne.”

  41. Jason

    I agree with a lot of your list, but I think your multi-page article format is annoying and unnecessary.

  42. Tom Braddock

    What happened to Whataburger??? My wife goes into a pre-natal pose everytime we leave TX for 3 months!!!!

  43. David G

    Chile always with beans, Lone Star Beer, and Kolaches are called “Kolaches” in Texas, not “Pigs in a Blanket”. That’s a Southern thing. List is spot on, but drinks are not food, as bbq is not classified as liquid. And the list could probably have gone to 30, with everything good in Texas to choose from.

  44. lifecrux

    Why does every “Texas” list include Dr. Pepper? I lived on both the West and East coasts and there is always Dr. Pepper near by! You know what you cannot find on the West and East coasts? BIG RED! We need more Big Red in this world!

  45. jeremy moore

    Should have put peach cobbler with the ice Cream. Removed the pecan pie, put biscuit and gravy in. Whataburger is only good when your drunk Cause its 24/7. So insteaded of whataburger even tho its LA thing boiled crawfish would be a better pick.

  46. tiarosa

    If you’re in West, Texas take a little extra time to go downtown to the Village Bakery.

    Their kolaces are THE BOMB! You won’t regret it. Everything else is delicious too.

  47. Texmati

    Didn’t see Fritos listed. Had an English teacher (Miss Root) in Sherman that told us her family had the opportunity to buy half interest in the Frito company of San Antonio for $50 in the 1930’s. The recipe for German Chocolate cake was submitted in a contest in 1948 by a lady from Athens. Both of these would be on my list.

  48. mystupidopinion

    1st of all… poorly written and not an article, just a list of opinions.. typical yahoo blather. putting chips and salsa 3 or 4 times was stupid. its still just one item. so its not a list of 19, its a list of 15
    2nd. i come from generations and generations of texans… we all put beans in our chili….. meat and bean stew? chili without beans is spagetti sauce. . i have been to dozens of chili cookoffs and tasted hundreds of chili. the majority of the chili at cookoffs is thin and nasty, all spicy hot and no real flavor.

  49. Jenny

    Biscuits and gravy, and nachos! (Which almost no one knows were actually invented in Texas!) Oh, and ditto on regular tea, not sweetened. That’s a new-fangled thang.

  50. Free76

    Chicken fried steak with gravy over rice. Now thats eats. But, you left fried chicken. We all love fried chicken.

  51. Cynthia

    This article could also be labeled the reasons why Texas is also one of the most unhealthy/obese states.

  52. Lance

    Add TexJoy Steak Seasoning to the list. See http://www.TexJoy.com Since 1921 from Beaumont, it’s a family-owned company and they make THE seasoning (and their Seaport Coffee brand too) for burgers and steaks.

  53. Radar

    How could you leave out the best Donut shop chain in the history of the world. Shipley’s Donuts! I imagine Heaven as only serving Shipley’s 24/7.

    Also, you do realize that we are on the Gulf and have some of the best seafood in the US, don’t you? Texas Gulf shrimp? Hello?????

  54. Nachomama

    NAILED it! LOVE me some Julio’s chips!!! Although, I agree with one of the comments above in that Frito Pie should at least have gotten a mention…

  55. Irene

    Didn’t Dr. Pepper start in Dublin not Waco?

    Was I reading a list for Mexico or Texas?

    What happened to Dairy Queen? Isn’t DQ the Texas Stop Sign?

  56. Nichole San Antonio, Texas

    Correction on the chips and salsa — Cocina Fresca Salsa is THE BEST FRESH SALSA IN TEXAS!! Made by Texans, for Texans!!! It’s authentic, made with fresh, premium ingredients and PRESERVATIVE FREE!! Unlike Julio’s that is packed FULL of preservatives! Watch out Texas, there’s a New, Better Salsa in town! :)

    Look them up cocinafresa.com

  57. Vanyaserra

    Sorry, guys but Blue ice Cream is good but not New England ice cream good. The best ice cream hands down is in New England. New Englanders eat so much ice cream per capita that is more than Chinese Drink tea. Seattle has their coffee, New Englanders have their ice cream (Ben & Jerry’s anyone?) and Texan’s have their chili.

    I love Big Red so thank you for that if it comes from Texas, used to drink it in college with vodka, these days I am alcohol free but when I do drink soda (which is extremely rare) I prefer Big Red.

  58. Lynne

    Live here my whole life and the ONLY thing on this list that I can’t live without is Margaritas! The rest I could care less about…

  59. Anna Lee Smith

    Did you know the Julio chips and dips originated in Del Rio Texas. Very remarkable story behind how they started.

  60. Aaron

    What about Seaport Coffee? It originated in Beaumont and Cajun/Creole food like gumbo and crawfish, too since it’s near Louisiana!


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