Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Des Moines Register

Corn on the cob is Iowans’ pick for state food

Corn on the cob, rather than corn dogs, is the food Iowans would most like to be the state food, according to a new Iowa Poll.

The sports and humor website Deadspin recently joked the state food of Iowa was the corn dog. But Iowa Poll respondents rejected that notion, preferring the vegetable rather than the corn-breaded frankfurter popular at the Iowa State Fair.

Forty-four percent of Iowans polled picked corn on the cob as the state food. The pork chop was a distant second with 16 percent. Another 11 percent favored the pork tenderloin sandwich, a staple of cafes and restaurants throughout the Hawkeye State.

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