Inspired by New York's recent announcement claiming corn as the state vegetable when it's actually a grain, The Daily Meal reports on the strangest state foods. The realm of state foods stretches far beyond fruits and vegetables. Read on to find out which state claims Jell-O as their state snack!
Did you even know there was such a title as state snack? Utah claimed Jell-O, fitting because Salt Lake City has the highest per capita consumption of Jell-o in the world. Similarly, Nebraska's state soft drink is one of the world's most recognizable: Kool-Aid. The iconic drink mix was invented in Nebraska in the 1920s.
In 1984, Minnesota became the first state to declare a state mushroom. They chose morels, which are native to the state. Oregon followed in 1999, declaring the Pacific golden chanterelle as their state mushroom.
At the least, this list provides a smart travel guide when looking for the best foods by state. However, we imagine that Jell-O tastes the same in any state.
Do you agree with your state's food designations?
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