10 Southern Food Brands Still Proudly Made in the South
Duke’s Real MayonnaiseRichmond, Virginia
Although the South’s favorite brand of mayonnaise has garnered national attention in the past few years, it’s still produced in Virginia, not far from its home of Greenville, South Carolina where Eugenia Duke first spread it on sandwiches she sold to soldiers and factory workers.
Zatarain’s Creole MustardGretna, Louisiana
From their boxes of jambalaya mix to bottles of Creole Mustard (an essential in New Orleans households), Zatarain’s still makes them all in its factory in Gretna, Louisiana across the river from the Crescent City.
McIlhenny Co. Tabasco Pepper SauceAvery Island, Louisiana
Bottles of this Louisiana hot sauce can be found on tables as far as Sweden and Japan, but no matter where you find them they can all be traced back to Avery Island, a patch of land out in the wetlands of the Gulf Coast. The peppers used to make Tabasco are grown in Honduras, Zimbabwe, and other hot locals, but they all come back to their production facility to be mashed up with vinegar and age in white oak barrels for 3 years.
White Lilly Flour
A non-negotiable ingredient for the best biscuits, this tender flour comes from Memphis, Tennessee. Its popularity across the country makes it a best seller on Amazon.com.
Moon PiesChattanooga, Tennessee
Our favorite gas station treat still comes from Tennessee where originated as affordable fuel for coal miners who would put them in their lunch pails.
Blue Bell Ice CreamBrenham, Texas
This Texas-made ice cream counts legions of loyal followers across the country. Their seasonal flavors like Peppermint, Mardi Gras King Cake, and Spiced Pumpkin Pecan create a lot of buzz around the Publix froze aisle.
Mount Olive PicklesMount Olive, North Carolina
The pickle aisle can get pretty crowded, but Mount Olive’s chartreuse-colored jars are still a staple on the shelves filled with classic whole dill pickles and slices.
Tito's VodkaAustin, Texas
Tito Beveridge first started making his vodka in a one-room shack with a homemade pipe still during the ‘90s. Now, it’s a staple at bars around the world but continues to come from Austin, Texas.
Pace SalsaParis, Texas
Campbell’s may have acquired this iconic Texas salsa company, but the chunky picante sauce in bottles in Paris, Texas not far from where it was first produced in San Antonio by David Pace in the back of a liquor store.
Golden Flake Potato ChipsBirmingham, Alabama
Another Southern brand so good a national company also acquired it, Golden Flake Potato Chips is now owned by snack behemoth Utz. But these ultra crispy potato chips continue to come from Birmingham, Alabama. Both locals and nation-wide fans love the “Sweet Heats”, a spicy-sweet BBQ flavor.