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21 Food Truths Anyone From Michigan Will Understand

We all know what the real Coney Island is.

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1. If it's not Vernors, it's not ginger ale.

2. And even if you've never been to Massachusetts, you know how to make a Boston Cooler.

Vernors. Breyers vanilla. Deliciousness.
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Vernors. Breyers vanilla. Deliciousness.

3. THIS is the real Coney Island.

Get with the plan, New York.
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Get with the plan, New York.

4. A Coney is a dog. A deliciously drunken Koegel's dog.

5. Baklava comes nice and pretty in a purple box from Shatila.

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6. Pizza doesn't just come in circles — it comes in rectangles too.

Jet's Detroit-style pizza for lifeeeeee.
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Jet's Detroit-style pizza for lifeeeeee.

7. The best New York deli reuben in the world is at Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor.

8. The home of the cherry is in Traverse City.

After all, that's where the National Cherry Festival is.
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After all, that's where the National Cherry Festival is.

9. Salt water taffy comes fresh and colorful in wood barrels.

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10. The only fudge worth eating is rolled out fresh on Mackinac Island.

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11. But if you can't make the trip, a scoop of Mackinac Island Fudge is still a perfect sweet treat.

12. Summer isn't complete without an Oberon.

13. You know that Corn Flakes are as Michigan as the Great Lakes.

Or Rice Krispies, or any of the other Kellogg's cereals.
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Or Rice Krispies, or any of the other Kellogg's cereals.

14. A pasty isn't Cornish food, it's yooper food.

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15. If someone told you to get chips for a party, you know they meant Better Made.

16. Pure Michigan maple syrup knocks the socks off the fake stuff.

17. The best Faygo flavors are Rock & Rye and Redpop.

18. They're pretty damn good in Slurpee form too.

19. You call fall by its real name: cider donut season.

20. And you call Fat Tuesday by its real name: Paczki Day.

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21. And even if you've never had venison, you knew a kid at school who ate it every hunting season.

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And above all, you know Michigan has the best damn food in the Midwest.

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