Iowa’s ‘Weirdest’ Food, According to the Rest of the Country
Let me start off by saying that I have absolutely no idea what the source of this map is, nor who created it. I first saw it on Reddit, but those posts can't be embedded on our site, for whatever reason.
Anywho, take a look:
My first thought when glancing at this map: "Walking Tacos!? Those are completely normal and SO good!"
For any Iowa transplants out there -- they really don't have this where you're from?
As stated in this tweet, walking tacos are incredibly simple to make. So easy, that I recall them being served regularly at high school sporting events where I grew up. Not only that -- they were regularly served during lunch at my high school (granted I'm from northwest Iowa, so we called them taco in a bag, but still). And we would be hyped on a taco in a bag day.
All you have to do is buy a package of small bags of Doritos (not Cool Ranch, Nacho Cheese like a normal person), cut the bags up the sides, fill said bag with a variety of taco meat, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, etc. Literally, just fill it with everything you'd put in a taco. Mash up the Doritos and mix it all together -- there ya go. You're an authentic Iowan.
They're freaking awesome.
Now that I think about it as an adult sitting in my apartment, I may just start making walking tacos for myself. I am an independent, single man in his 20s. Frick 'em, it's happening.
This food may be considered 'weird' by the rest of the country, but WOW they are delicious and effortless.
What would you consider to be the weirdest food that you've had in Iowa or that originates in the Hawkeye State?