Gertrude Hawk in Eastern PA, NJ and Upstate NY.
See's Candies in LA and the west coast.
What other regional boutique candy/chocolate companies similar to these two are around the USA?
For my purposes, specifically Florida, but I thought all regions might want to get in on the game. But... [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Jan 27, 2014 -
I need to put together a small gift that represents my home region: Toronto, Canada. Help me come up with ideas. [more inside]
posted by yawper
on Jan 22, 2014 -
Teach me how to make Cancoillotte
cheese from things I can buy in an American supermarket or (unlikely) where to buy it for shipment to the USA (Nebraska). [more inside]
posted by jepler
on Jan 22, 2013 -
My fiance and I have different opinions about visiting and whether or not we should call first. I'm not saying either of us are right or wrong, but I'm wondering if it's a regional thing. [more inside]
posted by patheral
on Jan 15, 2013 -
How does the idea of a civilian review board for previewing the firing and disciplinary actions of federal managers against civilian employees sound? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Help me stretch my budget with new 'old' recipes?
Looking for 'heritage' meals that might be technically challenging or time-costly, but use cheap ingredients. [more inside]
posted by Catch
on Jul 15, 2012 -
I'm looking for online sources for unique candy. Whenever I see candy I've never seen before, I have to buy it. This is especially true if there is evidence it's actually good quality and not just weird. Small independent companies, regional and international candy, old-fashioned, unusual foodie-bait flavors and preparations, fancy packaging, I'm into it all. Are there online shops that bring any or all of these things together, on the way to my mouth? [more inside]
posted by doift
on Dec 7, 2011 -
Is there a way to find out if 'petrol' or 'gas' is the most recognized word for vehicle fuel by country? [more inside]
posted by pb
on Sep 20, 2011 -
I'd like to learn how to cook fish well. In particular, I'd like to tackle classic fish dishes from different countries and try a variety of different preparation techniques. What are some well know regional dishes I should try? [more inside]
posted by stp123
on Aug 3, 2011 -
in english, for the most part, it's vowel sounds that differ across regional accents. in other languages i've studied (italian, hungarian), consonant transpositions seem to be more common. what gives? or am i even drawing accurate conclusions? [more inside]
posted by nevers
on Jul 13, 2010 -
Framing urban/regional planning as economic development, are there any great or just widely accepted numbers out there on this? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Feb 2, 2010 -
Is there a regional airport that would make it easier for me to get to Red Bank, New Jersey as compared to going into the dreaded Newark Airport (EWR)? [more inside]
posted by Dave.
on Oct 19, 2009 -
Librarians on Metafilter: Do you still find significant regional differences in U.S. school and public library collections? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Sep 13, 2009 -
UK accents for Americans: these two actresses sound similar to me.
Is it a regional accent, or are their distinctive speech patterns just similar? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Jul 27, 2009 -
I can't remember or successfully Google the name of a raw meat dish that may have originated in East Texas or Louisiana. It involved raw ground beef and possibly raw onions, peppers, and maybe egg -- very much like steak tartare. (Another comparison: as with citrus in ceviche, the "heat" of the onions/peppers was supposed to have some effect on the meat.) [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Aug 15, 2008 -
What goodies do we need from Phoenix, AZ? Husband is going there for a few days in July, and we're trying to think of what treats he ought to bring back to New England - stuff we can't find here at home. Cactus Cooler soda and prickly pear jelly/candy are all I can think of. See's Candies would be wonderful, but would not travel well. Any other regional favorites? Thanks in advance!
posted by Lou Stuells
on Jun 25, 2008 -
What is the best way to watch a regionally televised college basketball game if I'm not in the region? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Nov 13, 2007 -
I've noticed that lots of major nationwide American companies sell special "Texas" items here in Texas. Do they do they personalize stuff for other states? [more inside]
posted by magikker
on Jan 12, 2007 -
Anybody know a by-mail source for hickory nuts?
And are they worth it? [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Mar 29, 2005 -
My wife and I live in New York City, but she's from the Deep South (Alabama). She's often miffed that when she goes to a grocery store in the city, she can't find food and treats that she grew up with (i.e. Goo Goo Clusters). I know you can order a lot of stuff online, but I was wondering -- since there are Korean grocery stores and Indian grocery stores (and even British grocery stores) in NYC -- is there a Southern U.S. grocery store? If not, is there a central website for ordering Southern food products (rather than multiple websites of various product manufacturers)?
posted by grumblebee
on Aug 2, 2004 -