Utah legislators to themselves: “Let’s see . . . People aren’t making as much fun of Utah as they used to. New Jersey, Arkansas, yeah. But with a religious fanatic in the White House, just being all-Mormon isn’t funny enough anymore . . . Oh! I know!”
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - It’s official. Utah’s snack of choice is, to the surprise of no one who lives here, Jell-O. The Utah Legislature screeched to a halt Wednesday to recognize Jell-O and pay tribute to Jell-O huckster and comedian Bill Cosby.
Lawmakers approved a resolution designating Jell-O the state snack. Salt Lake City has the highest per capita consumption of the dessert in the world - a distinction lost last year to Des Moines, Iowa, but regained this year. With the state back on top, lawmakers seized the opportunity to declare Jell-O the favorite snack of Utah and set aside an official Jell-O week.