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29 May 2009

Florida Factoid Friday

In 1994, the State Legislature officially recognized Key lime pie as an important symbol of Florida. Since the 1980s, North Florida lawmakers have debated that a pie made of pecans, grown in Florida, would better reflect the state’s history. House Bill 453 and Senate Bill 676 of the Florida Legislature's Regular 2006 Session made the Key Lime Pie the official Florida state pie as of July 1, 2006.

In 1965, Florida State Representative Bernie Papy, Jr. introduced legislation calling for a $100 fine to be levied against anyone advertising key lime pie that is not made with key limes. The bill did not pass.


The Real Me! said...

I make a mean key lime pie. In Key West you can get a piece of Key Lime pie dipped in chocolate that's on a stick! LOL. It doesn't get any better than that!

TROLL Y2K said...

I remember that "heated debate". I was rooting for peanut butter pie myself.


Floridacracker said...

Could you imagine the pie police genetically testing samples of lime pie to check for persian lime pretenders to the throne?

SophieMae said...

Kim, I haven't been to Key West in years. That almost sounds like a good excuse for a trip, lol!

Troll, I'm not too keen on peanut butter OR pecan pie myownself, but I can see the pecan side of the argument.

FC, LOL! Enforcement would be a challenge... or a dream job. 8-}