One of America's 15 Favorite Regional SweetsThe legend that started it all. A balance of sweet and salty. There are still places where a trip to the candy store doesn't mean a Snickers or a Twix, but a souvenir worth writing home about—because you're likely to eat it before it gets there.
Virginia: Peanut Brittle
Paul Bunyan might have dug the Grand Canyon out west, but down in the south, lumberjack folk hero Tony Beaver made peanut brittle. Legend has it that he stopped a flood by dumping peanuts and molasses into a river, not only averting disaster but also creating a tasty treat. It's one of America's oldest candies, one that soldiers survived on (and popularized) during the Civil War. January 26 was even declared National Peanut Brittle Day. And that's no tall tale.As written about on budgettravel.com
Brittle can be safely shipped without an ice-pack shipper.