Spoon University, in a rundown of each state's favorite Christmas dish, has totally missed the mark with this one. Right?

Of all the possible food and drink items that could be selected, you guys at Spoon University expect me to believe that here, in the Land of Lincoln, our go-to favorite is hot chocolate?

I don't think so.

Just a quick survey in our building has shown me that not one of my co-workers would choose hot chocolate as their number one item. I've gotten answers like:

  • Turkey
  • Prime Rib
  • Christmas Cookies
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Hot Buttered Rum

But not a single vote for hot chocolate.

Here's what Spoon University says our Midwestern neighbors choose as their favorites:

  • Wisconsin: Tom and Jerrys
  • Minnesota: Christmas Cookies
  • Michigan: Sugar Cookies
  • Iowa: Pulled Pork and/or Prime Rib Sliders
  • Missouri: Fruit Cake
  • Kentucky: Venison
  • Indiana: French Toast Bake

Okay, if we have to go along with the idea that hot chocolate is our favorite dish here in Illinois, let's at least make it right: