Grits ain't groceries

3 out of 10 Southerners haven't tried them

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As recently as last Christmas, Brittany Schock of Shelby, Ohio had never tasted a grit.

She sized up the servings of shrimp-and-grits on a grazing table assembled for her office holiday party and knew right away that she’d rather stick to dips and cheeses. After all, she wasn’t sure what grits were made of, but they sounded more like a road crew supply than something she’d buy at the supermarket.

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