Blog: Illinois claims popcorn as state snack

Catherine Sleep | 5 August 2003

New legislation signed yesterday confirms popcorn as the “official state snack food” of Illinois. Governor Rod Blagojevich signed the bill into law in a local elementary school, saying he was keen that the students learn a lesson in civics, while at the same time spurring the “production, consumption and passion for popcorn in Illinois”.

A bemused-sounding Mark Lambert, spokesman for the Illinois Corn Growers Association, commented: “If it makes people feel warm and fuzzy toward corn, we'll take it."

Local media report


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