moonpie & rc cola. it doesn’t get much more southern. moonpies were the solution to coal miners request for a hearty snack that didn’t require them to stop working, as they often didn’t have time for lunch. they quickly became a favorite and southern staple, especially when paired with an rc cola (another southern born treat). there’s even a country song from back in the 40′s called give me an rc cola and a moonpie…. you know when people are singing about a pie its kind of a big deal. moonpies got shipped by the thousands to soldiers during the war, nascar fans took them for snacks on race days and thousands get thrown from floats during mardi gras. and here you were thinking it was just some wafer filled, chocolate covered snack.. and really it’s got a whole legacy behind it. southerners do like their food, no secret there, and it’s not all fried chicken and cornbread.