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You Might Be a New Englander If...

You Might Be a New Englander If…
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What do you call it?
What do you call it?



franks-beans Read more about franks and beans, a Saturday night tradition in New England.


bm-brown-bread Learn more about B&M Brown Bread.


coffee-ice-cream Get our recipe for creamy coffee ice cream.


andre Do you remember Andre the Seal.


lobster-tomally Get expert tips on how to eat a lobster.


top-split hot dog rolls Find out why New Englanders are so passionate about top-split hot dog rolls.



brown-eggs Do you know why we think brown eggs are local eggs?


fluffernutter Read more about this iconic New England sandwich.


frappe-milkshake Do you know the difference between a frappe and a milkshake?


necco Read more about NECCO wafers.


chowder Get our recipe for Down East clam chowder.


hoodsies-spoon Read more about Hoodsie Cups.


underwood-ham Read more about Underwood Deviled Ham.
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20 Responses to You Might Be a New Englander If…

  1. wally mckenney July 23, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    You need to have Moxie on here!

  2. Ed Dimmick July 24, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    All but the lobstah one. And I’m still not quite clear on the frappe’ business… :)
    But at UConn, we lived on fluffernutters.

    • Erin July 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

      Milkshakes are usually made with ice cream and syrup mixed with milk. In New England , they are called frappes and milkshakes are made with just milk and syrup.. I’m a New Englander if you couldn’t tell.

  3. Richard July 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    I hit every one of these. Now I live in the midwest and no one believes me when I tell them some of these. NOW I HAVE PROOF! lol

    • carol September 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

      I agree. My husband both live in the Midwest. He is from WV and I from NH. I Ned to order marshmallow fluff because he thinks fluff is the same as jarred marshmallow ‘ All these are true especially the frappe.

  4. Victoria July 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    A frappe and a milkshake are the same thing except in New England where a milkshake is shaken milk with no ice cream. It is not frappé though. There is no accent.

    And I would nevah eat the green stuff. Gross.

    • Sunshine July 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

      A frappe’ does have ice cream. A milk shake does not. Taken it from a former ice cream parlour owner!!! And a true New Englander!!!! You also forget to put the tonic in there. Soda or pop anywhere else but tonic in New England.

  5. Caroline July 25, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    All of these except the seal! Yes, I’ve even eaten the green stuff ONCE! Lived in Florida most of my life and many of my friends thought Fluffernutters were a southern thing! I didn’t care where they otiginated! Loved them then and Love them still!

  6. Sue Dietrich July 25, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    A milk shake has no ice cream. A frappe has ice cream. In Australia, where I live now, a frappe is called a thick shake. And they have no iced coffee or iced tea (the real kind).

  7. Meanolddad July 25, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Milkshake, Frappe? In Western Mass., we called ’em “Frosts”. And our submarine sandwiches were called “Grinders”.

    • carol September 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

      Oh yes I forgot about the grinders.

  8. Linda July 25, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    Tomalley is the caviar of the Lobster.

  9. cherie July 26, 2015 at 1:21 am #

    Brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh!!!

  10. Donna August 4, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Saturday is beans & hotdog day!

    • jeanie August 9, 2015 at 2:35 am #

      …and Wednesday is Prince spagetti Day !

    • carol September 19, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

      Yes with the brown bread in the can

  11. jeanie August 9, 2015 at 2:42 am #

    The frappes I grew up with were thick and creamy and smooth. You could drink them through a straw. I think I remember them being made with light cream…at the fountain of a neighborhod phrarmacy…late 1950’s..I want to make on right now

  12. John Raines February 4, 2016 at 8:14 am #

    … or if you drink a tonic when others are having a soda!!

  13. Melinda Tillie March 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Don’t forget raspberry Lime Rickies!

  14. Wendy Poirier March 5, 2016 at 1:49 am #

    Hot dogs and potatoes were the menu instead of hot dogs and beans. Ice cream were creamies. And let’s not forget Charlie’s Red Hots in Burlington Vt.

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