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8 of the Best Food Items to Come Out of Philly

by Ryan Miscavage Mar 8, 2018

1. Peanut chews

Now made in Bethlehem, they were born in Philly and manufactured by the Goldenberg Candy Company. They date back a 100 years.

2. Cheesesteaks

It wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning this Philly favorite.

3. Tastykakes

Started in 1914, Tastykakes has grown into a national brand with an incredible product line. They were 10 cents back in 1914.

4. Bubblegum

We can thank accountant Walter E. Former for this chewy sensation. Made in 1928, the gum was pink because that was the only dye the Fleer Chewing Gum Company had at the time.

5. Candy corn

This Halloween favorite dates back to the 1880s. It was invented by George Renninger.

6. Stromboli

Invented by Romano’s Pizza back in 1950. They wanted to create a stuffed pizza but accidentally invented this delicacy.

7. Ice cream soda

It was invented by Robert M.Green during the bicentennial celebration in 1976.

8. Amaroso’s rolls

Everyone knows the roll makes the sandwich and Philadelphians love Amaroso’s rolls. The company dates back 100 years, but the rolls were invented when Leonard Amoroso was tired of seeing cheesesteaks made with hot dog buns.

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