- Californians' top 3 sweet snacks revealed (interactive map)
- 1/3 people admit to hiding their favorite sweet treat from partner.
- Americans indulge in sweet treats 3 days a week.
We’re totally spoiled for choice when it comes to sweet treats – from every flavor of ice cream you could possibly dream of (including garlic!) to Florida’s Key Lime Pie, and Boston Cream Doughnuts – the possibilities are endless…
When Snacking Gets Serious: Leading sweet treat specialists, Funky Chunky, surveyed 3,800 Americans to find out if they were to choose an official sweet treat to represent their state, what would it be?
The study found that in California, Apple Pie was a firm favorite, racking up 38% of votes. This well-loved classic dessert has a soft apple filling topped with a crispy pastry top - simple but delicious. Fun fact: mountain town, Julian, just outside of San Diego, has the perfect apple-growing climate and has actually earned the acclaimed title of apple pie capital of California!
In second place, 22% of Californians voted for Meyer Lemon Cake. The Meyer Lemon is a hybrid citrus fruit that is sweeter than your typical lemon. This cake uses the fresh juice and zest in its recipe and is topped with a perfectly glossy lemon glaze.
Finally, Rocky Road came in third place with 18% of the vote. Although also popular as an ice cream flavor, the Rocky Road slice is best known in The Golden State. Made using melted milk and dark chocolate, cookies and chopped up marshmallows, this decadent dessert is sure to leave you wanting more.
Funky Chunky has also created an interactive infographic map of the U.S. – view the top 3 treats for each state here:
https://funkychunky.com/blogs/news/official-state-treats (click 'embed' to host)