So, if you were a sweet (such as a cookie, dessert, etc), where would you live? L.V. Anderson from Slate.com FOOD answers that question with United Sweets of America: If every state had an official dessert, what would it be? (Montana gets S’mores.).
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With her noting that "only eight states have an official dessert," she goes on a quest to give every state a dessert. Her rules:
- States all have to have a different dessert. In other words, once one state has claimed a dessert, no other state can use it as theirs.
- "Brands are not desserts." (Anderson makes an exception with Jell-O.)
- And, lastly, no one state can claim the all-American apple pie or chocolate chip cookies as their own.
So, which are the 8 "official" state desserts, and some other official state sweets and baked treats? The list is below. It's worth noting Massachusetts has its sweet on with 4 entries. I now have a goal to seek out and taste a Boston Cream Doughnut.
- Florida - State Pie - Key Lime Pie.
- Maine - State Dessert - Blueberry Pie; State Treat - Whoopie Pie.
- Maryland - State Dessert - Smith Island Cake.
- Massachusetts - State Muffin - Corn Muffin; State Dessert - Boston Cream Pie; State Cookie - Chocolate Chip Cookie; State Doughnut - Boston Cream Doughnut.
- Minnesota - State Muffin - Blueberry Muffin.
- Missouri - State Dessert - Ice Cream.
- New Mexico - State Cookie - Bizcochito Cookie.
- New York - State Muffin - Apple Muffin.
- Ohio - State Candy - Buckeyes.
- Oklahoma - State Treat - Cornbread; State Dessert - Pecan Pie.
- Pennsylvania - State Cookie - Chocolate Chip Cookie.
- South Dakota - State Dessert - Kuchen; State Bread - Frybread.
- Texas - State Bread - Pan de campo; State Pastry - (two of them) Sopaipilla and Strudel.
- Utah - State Snack Food - Jell-O.
- Vermont - State Pie - Apple Pie.
- Virginia - State Muffin - Blueberry Muffin; State Dessert - Ice Cream.
- Wisconsin - State Pastry - Kringle.