One hour south of Charleston – and just a bit north of Savannah, is a little-known island called Edisto. Though this quaint beach town stays sleepy during the winter, during the summer it hosts guests from all over the world.
Though there is not much to do on this teeny island, it is the perfect place to soak in the sunsets, watch the dolphin play, and if you listen carefully, you may be even lucky enough to hear the unmistakable tunes of THE HAPPIE Truck—one of the cutest little ice cream trucks on earth and where our Boiled Peanut Story begins.
One Fall Day…
The Happie Chicks decided to add a salty snack to compiment the local flavor of their sweet little truck. When they found out the official state snack of South Carolina was Boiled Peanuts, the race was on!
Sadie – “The Zenmaster”
Charlotte – “Our New Rescue Pup”
Mama Hodge Approved
With two stoves going and testing eight recipes at a time, several days, batches and taste tests later, the HAPPIE Chicks found the perfect recipe.
But it wasn’t until they got the thumbs up from Mama Hodge, a salty 86-year-old South Carolina native and self-proclaimed boiled peanut afficionado that they decided to take their peanuts public.
With two stoves going and testing eight recipes at a time, several days, batches and taste tests later, we felt we had found the perfect recipe.
But it wasn’t until we got the thumbs up from Mama Hodge, a salty 86-year-old South Carolina native and self-proclaimed boiled peanut afficionado that we decided to tak our peanuts public.
Mama Hodge Approves
The Original HAPPIE Chicks
Co-Founder and Lead Ice Cream Trucker
After graduating from the College of Charleston, Ginger spent the bulk of her career finding, licensing and marketing family films. In 2008, she left the corporate world behind, followed her heart to Edisto Beach, SC and the HAPPIE Truck was born. Since then, she and a merry band of other misfits have been growing the business and living the dream. To date, she has written two children’s books When Donkeys Fly (winner of the Mom’s Choice Award) and Charlotte and the HAPPIE Truck – based on the true life story of an inspiring rescue dog.
Head Peanut Chef and Director of Happiness for All
In her former life, Jill was an accomplished tennis player, Professional Instructor and was inducted into the Wingate University Hall of Fame in 2007. Jill spent majority of her career helping others as a Crisis Case Manager, Troubled Youth Counselor, and rookie travel agent. Jill is one of the OHC (Original HAPPIE Chicks). She adds her secret ingredients of love and happiness to every pot she makes.