Southern cooking is distinctive. But the rest of the country might think eating gravy for breakfast is strange.

If you’re a native of the South, you may consider some of your favorite Southern foods to be universal truths. They are definitely not staples around the country, though. Watch Californians try foods from the South they’ve never even heard of before. Their reactions are hilarious!

Southerners be warned, though — they may offend your favorite food.

Above, see how sweet tea and other favorites from South Carolina go over.


Wait until you see how they respond to crayfish on a plate.

North Carolina:

Can you believe there are people out there who haven’t tried pimento cheese?

Find other states at Motovo’s YouTube page.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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