OK, so I'm sure you know about chili. It looks like this and it's delicious as hell. If you don't know about it, stop reading here and come back after you've tried some.
And I'm also sure you know about cinnamon rolls. They're equally as delicious and dangerously addictive.
Lastly, I hope you know about Kansas. It's a state that's right smack-dab in the middle of the United States and also where I grew up during middle school, high school, and college. (Please keep the Wizard of Oz jokes to a minimum.)
I decided to embark on some intensive, rigorous investigative journalism by posting a Facebook status asking my Kansas friends if this was actually a thing and not just some elaborate prank.
And I was immediately met with an overwhelming "YES, IT IS ABSOLUTELY A THING."
And APPARENTLY it was also served at school lunches:
Here's PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE because apparently I blocked all of this out:
But wait, there's more! I thought it was just a Kansas thing, but as if that wasn't enough, it looks like it's also a popular pairing in other states in the Midwest. Like Nebraska:
And there's even a Midwest fast food restaurant chain called Runza that serves the combo:
Aaand here are some tweets to prove that I'm NOT the only person shaken to their core by this revelation:
The more I think about it, the more questions I have. Like who discovered this combination? And what are the logistics of eating the chili and cinnamon rolls together? Do you dip the cinnamon roll in the chili like chips and salsa?
Does the chili go on top of the cinnamon roll?
And why hasn't Tasty made a video about this yet? (Tasty, let me join your team.)