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Favorite foods across West Virginia


GHENT, WV (WVNS) — When it comes to West Virginia, eating is one thing people love to do.

While there is so much to choose from, West Virginians have foods that are near and dear to them.

The following list is filled with some of the most popular foods to grace the forests, hollers, and rivers of the Mountain State.

According to, the pepperoni roll was developed by an Italian baker around the year 1930 as an easy meal for coal miners to carry in their lunch boxes, and it still remains popular today. It is so popular that it is West Virginia’s official state food.

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