Taken from the latest USA guide, we give you some of the dishes that are truly Texas-born and bred. Better have an appetite as big as the Lone Star State!

Corny dogs

These cornbread-batter-dipped hot dogs on a stick were created in 1948 by Neil Fletcher for the State Fair of Texas; Fletcher's still sells 'em there; now available with jalapeño cornbread too.

Shiner Bock

The state's favourite amber ale came to be when Kosmos Spoetzl brought Bavarian brewing to Shiner, Texas, in 1914. Available countrywide, it's still brewed at Spoetzl Brewery (603 E Brewery St, Shiner). Take a tour and take home some wonders from the gift shop.

Chicken-fried bacon

You've heard of steak coated and deep-fried like chicken, but the taste (and heart-attack factor) was taken to new heights when Sodolak's (9711 Fm 60 E, Snook), near Bryan-College Station, started cooking bacon the same way in the early 1990s.

Dr Pepper

A pharmacist in a Waco drugstore-soda shop invented this aromatic cola in the 1880s. Taste the original sugarcane formula at the first bottling plant, Dublin Dr Pepper (105 E Elm St, Dublin) where you can visit the museum and take a tour. Don't forget to pick up some Dr Pepper cake mix at the gift-and-ice-cream shop.

Reckon you could take this kind of chow? have you tried that chicken-fried bacon? Share your gastronomic dares below, or talk other types of grub with the foodies on the forum's Get Stuffed branch.

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