Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Happy Birthday Michigan!

Michigan became a state on January 26, 1837.  We're 185 years old today!  The Detroit Free Press posted this picture on Facebook today.  These are just a few of the edible products Michigan is known for.

Top row L-R:  Sander's Bumpy Cake since 1913
Vernors Ginger Ale since 1880
Coney Dogs 
Jane & Michael Stern wrote in 500 Things to Eat Before it's Too Late, noted "there's only one place to start and that's Detroit."  Nowhere is the passion for them more intense."  At the 2018 National Fair Food Summit, James Schmidt noted that "Detroit is synonymous with the Coney Dog - you simply cannot have one without the other."  Their Michigan popularity dates back to 1914.

Bottom row:  Better Made Potato Chips since 1930
Buddy's Pizza - The Original Detroit-Style Pizza - one of a kind square pizza.

Not pictured are Vlasic Pickles, Kellogg and Post Cereals, Kar's Nuts, Jiffy Mixes, Faygo Pop, Mackinac Island Fudge, the Maurice Salad [originally served at J.L. Hudson's Dept. Store]... and the list goes on.  Gerber Baby Food was even founded in Michigan in 1927.

Raising my teacup in tribute to "the Mitten State."

Every state has food products that they're known for.  What are some food products unique to your state?


  1. I'm a native Illinoisan(I think that's a word)from the Chicago area and when it comes to food, the first two things I think of are Chicago style pizza and Italian beef.
    I now live in Iowa, and a couple "Iowa things" are Spring Grove Soda pop, Maid Rites and Toppling Goliath Beer.

  2. Georgia - peaches, peanuts, Coca Cola! Happy birthday to Michigan. :-)


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