Delaware, enough. I understand that when you’re in a state like your own, you need something, anything to get some attention. I mean, it’s a sad cry for attention that your state motto is “Delaware-We Also Exist!” But, creating ice cream with eggs in it does just the opposite. It awards you some major backlash.
You should definitely go back to the drawing board and find something that can pass as real state food. We’ll be waiting here. To all of those who grew up on this stuff, I’m sure you have very fond memories. But, let’s keep those as just memories and move on already.
Colorado -- Shredded Wheat
We'll admit that shredded wheat is far from the most disgusting of foods to be created. There are definitely some more horrible foods to make it on our list. But whoever thought to create a cereal that tastes like a cardboard box is out of their mind completely. To make matters worse, when you pour milk over it, the cereal turns soggy, real fast.
The shredded wheat was first invented by Henry Perky in Denver, Colorado in 1890. Initially, it was recommended as soup croutons. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg himself declined to buy Perky's patent on the cereal because he thought the cereal tasted "like eating a whisk broom."
Connecticut -- Steamed Cheeseburgers
I would pay to know which person in Connecticut took a burger and said "I know the perfect way to make you even better. I shall steam you!" I can't think of any reason for a steamed cheeseburger to exist. While it's healthier than a deep-fried burger, nobody trying to eat healthily is going to reach for a burger of any sort.
Some of you may have thought that instead of the steamed burger, we would have put New Haven clam pizza, but oh no it ain't, that stuff is delicious! At least you can be relieved about one thing — this burger is hard to come across outside of the state of Connecticut.
Florida -- Boiled Peanuts
I have nothing against peanuts. They are delicious, most particularly roasted. I would even eat them raw if I was starving. But, boiled? No. There is nothing that would drive me to eat boiled peanuts.
So, what would drive a person, especially somebody in Florida who has the best orange juice and taffy, to boil peanuts? You know a food item is no good when it comes from central Florida, which is basically the worst part of Florida.
Georgia -- Peanuts in Coke
If it's one thing I've never thought to combine is peanuts and coke. Nope, never once when I've been drinking a Coca-Cola, have I paused, pondered, and thought to myself that it would be a good idea to throw some salty peanuts into the mix. I know that Georgia is renowned for being peanut land, I mean, it's where Jimmy Carter sold his peanut farm when he became president, but come on guys.
The trend apparently originated in the 1920s when workers didn't want to touch peanuts with their dirty hands so they tossed them in the coke. Makes sense but that was a food trend of the 1920s, people. Now we all walk around with clip-on hand sanitizers sipping on matcha lattes.