Don't cha know: 7 foods you didn't know started in Minnesota

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Dennis Yang
The Land of 10,000 Lakes can brag about many things, including but not limited to the birth of our dear artist formally known as Prince, the stapler, and roller blades. But when was the last time you took a bite of your Pillsbury croissants or funfetti cake and thought, "BOOM, Minnesota!"? Not often enough, Hot Dishers. Well, stop being so humble. Here are seven foods you should celebrate with newfound pride.

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Susan Sermoneta
7. Spam Spicy spam, cheesy spam, we all scream for spam! Okay, not quite, but this convenient little can of patriotism was created by Minnesota's very own Hormel Foods back in 1937. The town of Austin, Minnesota, even has a SPAM museum, proving that this snack deserves more credit than simply being a synonym for junk mail.
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Windell Oskay
6. Toast We can practically hear you screaming, "Minnesota did not invent toasted bread, you idiot!" To that we say: You are 100 percent correct. However, you can thank Minnesota's invention of the first pop-up toaster for your crispy breakfast of perfection since 1919. Grab some jam from a local farmers market and we bet you can taste the Minnesota pride in a single bite.



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