Fun fact from my current research into the history of that Southern culinary icon, boiled peanuts. In 2006, the South Carolina Legislature declared boiled peanuts to be South Carolina’s official snack food. The only amendment to the original text of the bill was the addition of this caveat. “Nothing in this section requires or encourages any school district in this State to serve peanuts to students, especially students with food allergies.”
Well, thank goodness we cleared that up.