A childhood friend of mine recently found me on Facebook. I noticed a status update today on her profile and was shocked by it. She said she had not had a cuban sandwich, devil crab or cup of boiled peanuts since moving up north.
They apparently don't sell them at all, and most people haven't ever heard of them at all!
Have you heard of them or tried them? I couldn't even imagine life without these three very common Floridian foods.
What local foods does you state have that no one has usually heard of?
(Worked here and made these devil crabs for ages...they look weird, but covered in hot sauce, they taste delicious)
I also made pressed cubans fresh everyday at the same place. They sold for 6.00 a whole sandwich or 3.00 for a six inch. They are made with cuban bread which is baked with a palm frond across the top to seal in the moisture.
Boiled peanuts are sold in every gas station or convenience store across Florida. They are sold in styrofoam cups, usually for a buck, unless you know the store owners, then they are 25 or 50 cents. They are spicy.
ETA: Boiled peanuts can be sold plain. I just like the ones with the pepper seed floating in them and with hot sauce on the side.