The other day we looked at some of the most popular food delivery orders across the country. Today’s map goes in the opposite direction — what food do people in your state hate the most?
In Texas, there’s nothing worse than steak cooked a certain way. In Oklahoma, you need to avoid a certain type of burger. Don’t show up in Louisiana with this one ingredient in your cookies. And don’t pumpkin spice anything in a certain Western state.
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You might be wondering how this data was gathered. “What foods do you hate?” is not exactly a Census question. The statistics come from a dating app called Hater, which attempts to match people based on their mutual hatred of things. More than half a million users rated items over 100 million times. Hater’s research team pulled all the food and drink data by state and determined what foods each state’s residents disproportionately dislike.
Important to note that maps like this are just for fun. People in New Jersey said they hate gas station wine, which is odd, because not many (any?) gas stations in NJ are allowed to sell it.
See also: The most iconic brand from each state
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Alabama – Chipotle
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Alaska – Voss Water
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Arizona – Kombucha
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Arkansas – Cilantro
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California – Chick-Fil-A
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Colorado – Flaming Hot Cheetos
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Connecticut – Canned food
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Delaware – Hawaiian Pizza
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Florida – Licorice
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Georgia – Tuna Salad
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Idaho – Dim Sum
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Illinois – Biting string cheese
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Indiana – Charcuterie
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Iowa – Quinoa
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Kansas – Shellfish
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Kentucky – Hummus
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Louisiana – Cookies with raisins
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Maine – Asian fusion
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Maryland – The corner piece of a brownie
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Massachusetts – Mayonnaise on fries
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Michigan – Cold pizza
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Minnesota – Beans
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Mississippi – Sour cream
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Missouri – The last bite of a hot dog
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Montana – Pumpkin spice anything
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Nebraska – Chili peppers
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Nevada – La Croix
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New Hampshire – Expensive cocktails
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New Jersey – Gas station wine
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New Mexico – Chicken nuggets
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New York – Ranch on pizza
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North Carolina – Cottage cheese
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North Dakota – Tapas
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Ohio – Pesto
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Oklahoma – Veggie burgers
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Oregon – Fast food
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Pennsylvania – Chai lattes
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Rhode Island – Capers
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South Carolina – Matcha tea
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South Dakota – Expensive cheese plates
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Tennessee – Foraged food
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Texas – Steak cooked well done
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Utah – Balsamic vinegar
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Vermont – Spray cheese
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Virginia – Dabbing pizza grease with a napkin
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Washington – Keurig K-Cups
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West Virginia – Tofu
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Wisconsin – Lunchables
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Wyoming – Gluten-free anything
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