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South Carolina State Snack Food

Boiled Peanuts   Adopted: May 1, 2006

Governor Mark Sanford signed House Bill No. 4585 (H4585) into law on May 1, 2006 making boiled peanuts the official state snack food of South Carolina.

(A270, R290, H4585)

AN ACT

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1 1 682 SO AS TO DESIGNATE BOILED PEANUTS AS THE OFFICIAL STATE SNACK FOOD AND TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOLS ARE NOT REQUIRED OR ENCOURAGED TO SERVE PEANUTS, ESPECIALLY TO STUDENTS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Findings

SECTION 1. The General Assembly finds that boiled peanuts are a delicious and popular snack food that are found both in stores and roadside stands across the State, and this unique snack food is defined as peanuts that are immersed in boiling water for at least one hour while still in the shell. The General Assembly further finds that this truly Southern delicacy is worthy of designation as the official state snack food.

Boiled peanuts, official state snack food

SECTION 2. Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1 1 682. Boiled peanuts are the official state snack food. Nothing in this section requires or encourages any school district in this State to serve peanuts to students, especially students with food allergies."

Time effective

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 27th day of April, 2006.

Approved the 1st day of May, 2006.


Sources...

State of South Carolina. South Carolina Code of Laws. Columbia: State of South Carolina, 2011. Web. 8 Jun 2011. <http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/statmast.htm>.
"Boiled peanut now official state snack." WBTW News 13 (2006): n. pag. Web. 9 Jun 2011. <http://www.scnow.com/midatlantic/scp/news.apx.-content-articles-FMN-2006-05-02-0002.html>.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.


South Carolina state snack food
State Snack Food: Boiled Peanuts
Boiled peanuts poster

Additional Information

History of Boiled Peanuts: History of Boiled Peanuts from Linda Stradley's What's Cooking American.

Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalog: Boiled peanuts and southern fare from Matt and Ted Lee; the Lee Brothers.

Boiled Peanuts: Recipe posted by Elise on SimplyRecipes.com.

Boiled Peanuts: Recipe posted by Paula Deen on FoodNetwork.com.

Boiled Peanuts: Cookin' with Dave, the world's greatest chef, on YouTube.

Boiled peanuts: Boiled peanuts in cans and pouches from Margaret Holmes, the Superior Nut Company, Sunland...

State foods: Complete list of official state foods from NETSTATE.COM.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official South Carolina state symbols from NETSTATE.COM.

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