Scott Hardie | May 18, 2021
This designer box of chocolates has a flavor for every state.

I'd be tempted to get it as a novelty if not for the price, which is about ten times more than I can see myself spending on a fancy box of chocolates, even a big one. Still, speaking as a fan of weird candy who occasionally buys foreign sweets with illegible labels just to be surprised by the flavors, I'm intrigued.

Would you eat these? Do you find any especially appealing or revolting? Can you think of any states that could be better represented, particularly your own?

Erik Bates | May 18, 2021
Vanilla Custard. Yeah, we're white and unappealing. Makes sense.

Texas is legit, though. Well played.

Steve West | May 18, 2021
Old Bay... Some Marylanders (Baltimorons) eat it on everything so that makes some kind of perverted sense. Me? I eat it on nothing including the infrequent crab that I'll tolerate. It doesn't make me ill or anything, I just find the flavor mildly distasteful.

Denise Sawicki | May 18, 2021
North Dakota didn't do too badly, surprisingly, with the honey. Colorado: CBD is not that tasty in my opinion. At least not the one I tried.

Scott Hardie | May 18, 2021
Some of these ingredients are a little predictable -- cheese for Wisconsin, wine for California, potatoes for Idaho -- but they have enough of a twist to leave room for surprise. And many others are delightfully inspired; I would not have guessed them.

A few possible alternatives that I can think of:
- Massachusetts: Fluffernutter
- Indiana: Persimmon Pudding
- Arizona: Tres Leches
- Kentucky: Mint Julep
- Missouri: Gooey Butter Cake
- Florida: Coconut, Guava, Cream Cheese
- South Dakota: Frybread, Black Hills Honey
- Maryland: Fisher's Caramel Popcorn
- California: Anko Mochi
- Maine: Moxie

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