Talk:List of U.S. state foods

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Merging with Muffins and Donuts[edit]

I just merged List of U.S. state muffins and List of U.S. state donuts into this page. I put the other two pages up for deletion. --CapitalR 10:10, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Wisconsin state muffin is dubious[edit]

Several not-very-WP:RS websites do mention "The 1988-89 fourth grade class of Washington School in Merrill, Wisconsin, proposed the Cranberry Muffin be named Wisconsin’s state muffin"[1], but the (tendentious and far-from-WP:RS) website freerepublic.com has an article that says "What about the group of fourth-graders from Merrill who, in the late 1980s, tried to get the cranberry muffin designated the official state muffin? The Legislature turned them down, even threatening to introduce competing legislation to use the official muffin title on the meadow muffin, which, for those of you not familiar with agricultural terminology, does not pop from the oven but rather drops from the hindquarters of a cow."[www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562726/posts] I don't know if that's accurate, either, but it does show that it is premature to put "the cranberry muffin is the state muffin of Wisconsin" into Wikipedia as an encyclopedic fact.

A reasonably comprehensive-looking list at official state website has flower, bird, tree, fish, dance, rock AND mineral, animal AND wildlife animal AND domesticated animal... no muffin.

Mind you, I'm personally fond of cheese curds, Haralson apples, and cranberry muffins, but I don't believe any of them are official. Dpbsmith (talk) 20:28, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

I think the Hawaii state muffin is also dubious. Crypticfirefly 05:56, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Restoring beverages[edit]

I'm restoring the beverages to this page because (1) they were/are sourced on this page, unlike List of U.S. state beverages, and (2) I consider them a subset of food. (And in some cases the "beverage" is the only food emblem a state might have. If you remove them again, please make sure that the sources get merged over to the "beverages" article. Thanks. Crypticfirefly 05:07, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

The class was really a second-grade class from Washington Elementary in Merrill. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.116.177.114 (talk) 05:46, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Missed[edit]

The Year instituted section should be also included to fruits I think. --Brand спойт 01:23, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Ol' Virginny's State Food[edit]

I'm pretty sure Virginia's state food is not "Rocky Mountain Oysters" (which are, as I understand, calf/bull testicles). The Rocky's don't pass through Virginia for one, and (though I'm not a Virginian myself) that delicassy seems more popular in the mid-west and/or southwest. Further, Virginia's General Assembly website (http://legis.state.va.us) lists various State emblems... a state food is not among them.

I suspect someone was funnin'.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Prothonotar (talkcontribs) 17:59, 23 August 2006

Texas Sopaipilla[edit]

I followed the WP link and was wondering if someone can tell me why the sopaipilla, which is Texas's state food, is only referenced as belonging to New Mexico exclusively in the United States. I am not buying it. One of these pages is wrong or incomplete. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.113.131.65 (talk) 22:27, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Iowa[edit]

131.111.233.238 (talk · contribs), an IP address registered to the University of Cambridge, added Jelly baby as the "State Sweet" of Iowa in this series of edits. This is highly unlikely as it is a UK confectionery (somewhat popularized in the US by its appearance in Dr. Who), and the use of the term "Sweet" for "Candy" (AmE) is atypical in the US (but common in the UK), so this entry appears to be a hoax from across the pond. -- 63.224.135.113 (talk)

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Incorrect image[edit]

The image for the state fruit of North Carolina, the Scuppernong grape, is incorrectly documented with a picture of (as advertised on other Wikipedia articles) of Red Wine Grapes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.222.104.210 (talk) 02:54, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Pennsylvania[edit]

House Bill 1892 was introduced in the PA legislature on Sept 5, 2001 to have the sugar cookie designated as the official state cookie. However, according to the PA General Assembly's records at (www.legis.state.pa.us/index.cfm) the bill was never voted on. Therefore, the sugar cookie currently is not an official state food. Chocolate chip cookies (2003) and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (2004)have also been brought to the legislature, but no votes taken. Vmseb (talk) 15:21, 10 March 2010 (UTC)


House Bill 2182 states the cheesesteak as Pennsylvania's official sandwich. Here is the link to HB 2182. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=2182 I do not know how to add this to the main article, otherwise, I would. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.66.64.247 (talk) 18:20, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Georgia[edit]

The official State Pie is the Pecan Pie (http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/1995_96/leg/fulltext/hr1137.htm) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drbjenx (talkcontribs) 07:45, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Pennsylvania state food[edit]

Shoofly pie should definitely be listed as a Pennsylvania food. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch staple. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.235.194.146 (talk) 14:21, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Puerto Rico[edit]

Although a Commonwealth, should the national dish of Puerto Rico, Lechon, be included in this list as well? --RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 03:01, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Indiana should not be listed[edit]

While the Indiana Senate adopted a resolution naming a state pie, the legislation includes the word "unofficial." This resolution was not adopted by the House, nor was it approved by the governor. A simple resolution is not sufficient to name an official state emblem in the state of Indiana--a bill, passed with identical language by both houses of the General Assembly and signed by the governor, is the only avenue for naming a state emblem. News articles like the one cited here are incorrect in their characterization of the "Hoosier Pie." [1] This same situation applies to "water" listed as Indiana's state beverage. Aroseformo (talk) 19:01, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

States Missing[edit]

California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware are missing due to a mistake in coding. Can anyone fix this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.180.202.73 (talk) 18:25, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
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