A Definitive Ranking Of U.S. States Based On Their Official Foods
Whose job is it to come up with ~official~ state foods? Because I want that job.
Believe it or not, many states have at least one official food, and some are more delicious than others. New York state, for example, has an official state fruit (apple), an official state muffin (apple muffin), and an official state snack (yogurt). The following ranking is scientifically backed, completely unbiased, and will henceforth be considered law.
37. New York
36. North Dakota
31. New Jersey
30. West Virginia
29. New Hampshire
22. New Mexico
17. South Dakota
12. North Carolina
10. Rhode Island
4. South Carolina
DISQUALIFIED: Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wyoming
None of these states have any ~official~ foods, so they are all disqualified BYE.
Honorable Mention: Colorado
Colorado Cinnamon Roll Day
An elementary school student made an effort to make it the official pastry of Colorado, and while the governor didn't oblige, he did make January 8th Colorado Cinnamon Roll Day.
This post has been updated to include pepperoni rolls as the state food of West Viriginia.