The Most Popular Unique Food-Related Google Searches By State

Pennsylvania's are: beer, competitive eating, Jello wrestling, malt liquor, and "what is ketchup?"

Photo: Estately

Photo: Estately

Well, this is pretty brilliant: Estately.com, with the help of Google Trends, took the liberty of running hundreds of search queries to determine what words, terms, and questions were most uniquely popular by state (when compared against each other).

A sampling of the bizarre, hilarious, and sometimes unsettling results are in the above Infographic, with a full rundown and analysis available over at Estately.

We were most curious about: what food-related searches were happening state-by-state? Some, like Florida, didn’t warrant any high-indexing results in the category, but pretty much made sense  (“Viagra,” “Juviderm,” and “Botox” all being popular). Other non-food states included Kentucky, which instead topped out with “Creed” (the band) and “Whores,” which are both far better than food anyway.

But most did warrant food-themed results, with three major patterns observed:

1. The reaffirmation of state stereotypes, from West Virginia’s “How to make moonshine?” to California’s “Meat is Murder.” Also, Illinois, we get it—you like pizza. But what’s with the thin crust search? Are you cheating on deep dish?

2. The reflection of a state’s popular foodstuffs: Idaho’s potatoes, Iowa’s corn, Texas’s tacos. Snooze.

3. The totally, gloriously random. See: Pennsylvania (apparently, the state’s into Jello wrestling), Wisconsin (Mike’s Hard Lemonade, lulz), and Nevada (Guy Fieri…really?)

See the full rundown below.

Arkansas

Atkin’s Diet

California

Alcoholics Anonymous, Meat is Murder, Food Poisoning

Colorado

Paleo Diet, Rocky Mountain Oysters, Marijuana

Connecticut

Pepperidge Farms

Georgia

What is tofu?

Hawaii

Spam recipe

Idaho

Caramel Corn, Potato

Iowa

Bacon, Corn, County Fair

Illinois

Deep Dish Pizza, Pizza, Thin Crust Pizza

Indiana

Jared Fogle (Subway Spokesman)

Michigan

Little Caesar, Omelette, Taco Bell

Mississippi

Lose Weight, Making Crack*

*not technically food, but cooking-related

Nevada

Guy Fiery (TV chef)

New Mexico

Frito Pie

Pennsylvania

Beer, Competitive Eating, Jello Wrestling, Malt Liquor, What is ketchup?

Rhode Island

Beer

Texas

Does beer make you fat?, Tacos, Purple Drank

Utah

Twinkie

Washington State

Non-Alcoholic Beer, Pho, Quinoa

West Virginia

How to make moonshine?, Meat Loaf Recipe

Wisconsin

Mike’s Hard Lemonade

[via Estately]

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