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Fourth of July Iconic Foods

What's the One Food You Have to Eat Come July 4?

When I think of Fourth of July traditions, I'm transplanted back to the sweltering streets of Dallas, TX, where rays of strong sun pound down on the pavement; grass, tar, and barbecue waft into the air; and char-grilled hot dogs, Wonder Bread buns, tricolored treats, and crisp, foamy beer in koozies abound.

But if we had to choose one iconic Fourth of July food, then we would have to go with watermelon: the fruit's sticky juices barely ooze their way onto the table before a flock of people have already swarmed to delight in its sugary-sweet hydration.

Tell us: what's the one food you can't celebrate the Fourth of July without?

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msdecember msdecember 4 years
baked beans and potato salad!
KarKarB24 KarKarB24 4 years
my mom's homemade macaroni salad! It's a treat she only makes a few times a year, and I am the official taste tester! ;)
Lizzie-Fuhr Lizzie-Fuhr 4 years
 @Anna Monette Roberts  @Laura Marie Given That's because it's the best. 
Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 4 years
 @Laura Marie Given haha of course you do! whipped cream is your favorite!
Lizzie-Fuhr Lizzie-Fuhr 4 years
Anything off the grill plus icy beer. Can taste it already!
Laura-Marie-Meyers Laura-Marie-Meyers 4 years
Watermelon is my ultimate 4th of July must have, but each year, I also look forward to my mom's red, white, and blue Jell-O dessert! (It's a mix of red and blue Jell-O cubes plus whipped cream in the middle... and if I'm being totally honest, I basically just eat it for the whipped cream.) 
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
It ain't the 4th of July without a perfectly-charred burger. #truth
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