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Tasting New England, state by state

A walk down the Avenue of States is going to leave you full. Here's a look at the local staples being cooked up.

In New Hampshire they're showing off their agricultural tradition: corn and dairy. But maybe the best thing at this state house, is the price.

"No tax. New Hampshire is famous for having no sales tax," says Jim George from Milford, NH.

One door down, Connecticut is covering everything in chocolate. The big winner is chocolate-covered bacon.

"I often wish we had a camera to record their reactions," says Rosie Kruze from New Britain, CT.

The biggest hit, as always, is the Maine potatoes.

"It's got all the goodies on it. Butter, sour cream, cheese, chives and bacon bits... everything you would ever want on a potato," says Anastasia Abramski from Long Island, NY.

Next up: the Green Mountain State. Think Vermont and, of course, you think of cheese. Here you can try some cheddar specially-aged for the Big E.

But you can't talk New England chow without talking seafood. Over in Rhode Island's state house you'll find everything from chowders to fried calamari and crab cakes.

Finally, there's the host state's exhibition. Massachusetts has everything from baked goods to fresh apples, but there's no surprise what's most popular in the Bay State.

"The big hit in the Massachusetts building right now is our lobster roll and clam chowder," says Peter Tomyl.

From surf to turf, you can find it all on the Avenue of States.

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