I’m always fascinated by topics like this one – what are the iconic foods of each state? Some of them were obvious to me, either because I had been there or because the reputation is just so strong. I would have been shocked if Green Chiles were not listed for New Mexico. That’s a no brainer!
I really thought that Fry Sauce would be the iconic food for Utah, but I should have known that our reputation for Jell-O consumption would prevail.
And for the record, not everyone from Utah eats Jello. We never eat it in my house. It’s more like something that shows up at funeral dinners. I don’t like a lot of Jello dishes, but I do like the pretzel salad. Here’s a good recipe if you want to try it for yourself.
It’s interesting to go through the list and see what you have tried. There are a few that I don’t plan on ever eating (Rocky Mountain Oysters!) I also ran into a few that I had never heard of before (Apizza, Spam Musubi, Chislic). I can think of a lot of ideas for using this list. Wouldn’t it be fun to eat each food in conjunction with a study of each state? Even better, what about traveling to each state and eating the iconic food while you were there? I think this would also be a great list to scrap about. You could document which foods you’ve eaten and what you thought of them. I love to include lists like this one in our scrapbooks!
P.S. You could also add these 50 foods on to the 100 Things to Eat Before You Die list and keep yourself busy for quite some time!