The Most Popular Dessert in Every State

As I like to say,  Life’s Short….Eat dessert first! The insurance company Coventry Direct recently set out to determine the most popular DESSERT in every state, and they did it by analyzing Google search data.

Strawberry Ice Cream Cone

Strawberry Ice Cream Cone

In the end, ice cream was #1 in FIVE states, which was more than any other dessert.  Those five are:  California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., which isn’t actually a state, of course.

Jell-O, of all things, was #1 in four states:  Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Texas sheet cake was also #1 in four states . . . but not Texas:  Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio.  Instead, Texas loves pecan pie . . . along with Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Three other desserts had three states each:  Buttermilk Chess Pie August 2009Brownies . . . carrot cake . . . and funnel cake.

In Tennessee is was Chess Pie. In Alabama it was pound cake, and in Georgia it was peach cobbler.

Baked Alaska was #1 in just one state:  Alaska.

See the breakdown here

(Coventry Direct)