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Apparently Iowans Eat Pop-Tart & Cold Cheese Sandwiches, The Internet Is Disgusted

What the hell are Iowans doing?

Chris Jorgensen is a student at Iowa State University, and gave us a glimpse into what a true Iowan snacks on: Pop-Tart cheese sandwiches.

With a caption that read, “You ain’t from Iowa if you never had one of these,” Jorgensen’s tweets showed slices of American cheese in between two frosted Pop-Tarts.

The struggle sandwich photos were not received with open arms, as the internet was thoroughly disgusted with his tweets, and responded accordingly:

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Then people started clamoring for the police to get involved for this atrocity.


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And the police actually responded.


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Someone even did quick maths to make a “Poor Man’s McGriddle.”


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Although Jorgensen was clearly being silly, it seems he actually did take a bite.


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Iowans might never forgive him, but he probably couldn’t care less. This hilarious tweet took the weekend by storm, and every bored soul on Twitter had a good time with it.

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Why Pizza Was The Key To Presidential Candidates’ Success In Iowa

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Although you’d think there’s no way the amount of pizza purchased by candidates during an election could correlate to votes, the results of the Iowa caucus prove there just might be something there.

A genius at Gawker took the time to track how much money each presidential candidate spent on pizza, while campaigning around the nation, between April and September 2015. While observing those stats, we found some pretty eerie parallels to each candidate’s success.

With the results of the Iowa Caucus in, it’s interesting to compare each candidate’s pizza expenditures with the final results of the Iowa Caucus. What’s more interesting, there seems to be a bit of an indirect correlation between the amount of money spent on pizza and how well each candidate did with voters.

Here’s how the pizza spending breaks down:

PIZZA WORKED FOR HILLARY

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Hillary Clinton spent more than $9,000 on pizza, by far the most amount out of all 11 candidates. Clinton managed 49.9 percent of votes, as she pulled out a narrow victory against her competitor, Bernie Sanders.
But, despite spending about $3,000 less than Clinton, on pizza, Sanders still managed to accumulate 49.6 percent of the Iowan vote. It seems pizza didn’t matter to the Dems as much, and they were just, “#FeelingtheBern.”

Republicans And Pizza

On the Republican side, we see stark correlations. After comparing Donald Trump’s pizza expenditures to Ted Cruz’s; Cruz outspent Trump by nearly $1,300 on pizza.

Is it more than a coincidence, then, that Cruz emerged victorious with 27.6 percent of votes, compared to Trump’s 24.3?

Maybe Trump should have been a little more generous with his pizza spending.

The Iowa results show a clear outlier; Carly Fiorina.

Ms. Fiorina’s campaign expenditures accounted for less than $2.00, on pizza. Actually, zero. With that said, it is ironic, that she received only 1.9 percent of the Iowa vote. Should she have stopped somewhere for at least a slice? A decision sure to keep members of the Fiorina camp up at night.

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EVERYONE ELSE

To ensure there’s no bias against any candidate, here’s the list of candidates, with the total spent on pizza and the results of the Iowa Caucus, in alphabetical order. We’ve also included links to each candidate’s Federal Election Commission page to show the actual transactions.

Jeb Bush (R)
Jeb Bush campaign spent a total of $3,583.29 on pizza. Here’s a receipt for $950.00 from Pizza Ranch, filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 2.8

Ben Carson (R)
Ben Carson’s campaign spent a total of $3,707.33 on pizza, according to Gawker. We wanted to feature an actual receipt, but Mr. Carson’s Federal Election Commission page did not include pizza purchases in campaign expenditures.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 9.3

Chris Christie (R)
Chris Christie’s campaign spent a total of $1,527.24 on pizza. Here’s a $378 receipt for Grand Slam Pizza, filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 1.8

Hillary Clinton (D)
Hillary Clinton’s campaign spent a total of $9,046.38 on pizza. Here’s a $1,251.26 receipt from Need Pizzeria, filed with the FEC.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 49.9, winner

Ted Cruz (R) 
Ted Cruz’s campaign spent a total of $2,481.45 on pizza. Here’s a receipt Mr. Cruz’s campaign filed with the FEC for $179.34 at We The Pizza.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 27.6, winner

Carly Fiorina (R)
Carly Fiorina’s campaign spent a total of $0.00 on pizza.  Sadly, there’s no Pizza receipts from Carly. But here’s her Federal Election Commission page, where her campaign expenditures can be viewed.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 1.9

John Kasich (R)
John Katich’s campaign spent a total of $69.18 on pizza. Here’s his solitary pizza receipt from Donato’s Pizza, filed with the FEC.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 1.9

Rand Paul (R)
Rand Paul’s campaign spent a total of $2,185.48 on pizza. Mr. Rand’s FEC page did not include pizza expenses in campaign expenditures.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 4.5

Marco Rubio (R)
Marco Rubio’s campaign spent a total of $293.21 on pizza. Here’s a receipt from Caesario’s Pizzeria for a total of $148.09, filed with the FEC.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 23.1

Bernie Sanders (D)
Bernie Sander’s campaign spent a total of $3,354.76 on pizza. Here’s a receipt from Lenardo’s Pizza, for $85.25, filed with the FEC.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 49.6

Donald Trump (R)

Donald Trump’s campaign spent a total of $1,233.64 on pizza. Here’s a receipt for $663.33 for Vinny’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria, filed with the FEC.
Total percentage of votes in Iowa: 24.3

It just goes to show that pizza can take you a long way. Maybe all the way to the White House.

Stats: (Gawker, AP)

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Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Burger Bun: Because Those Are Literally the Best Words Food Has to Offer

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Before we start, let’s review: I think we can all agree that in most, if not all aspects of life, there are things that are just better than others. Green is better than red. Hot is better than cold. Puppies are better than kittens. These, folks, are the facts of life. Similarly, in the food world, there are some things that make food — any food — better. Bacon, Sriracha, booze, peanut butter. The list goes on and on. And all of the things on Zombie Burger‘s Walking Ched burger are on that list. Iowa is doing everything right.

Think about it: It’s already a burger, so win. A double burger, wherein two patties equals a double win. It’s also a burger with bacon and cheese (with pasta, the best kind of cheese), so that’s another point in the right direction. If that weren’t enough for you, there’s probably something wrong with you. I’ll bet you eat salads on the reg. For everyone else, the best part: Instead of the traditional sesame seed bun, this burger is topped off by two ‘buns’ of deep-fried mac and cheese. Yes, that’s right. More mac and cheese for your burger, this time deep-fried.

What else is there in life? Really, I don’t want to miss out.

NOTE: The burger also has onions and mayo and whatever, but I was sold at ‘deep-fried mac and cheese.’ So, maybe I missed that other stuff. Sincerest apologies.

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Iowa Man Wins $1 Million Lottery While on a Mission for Food

After having to rush his mother to an Iowa hospital, Steve Petty got a $1 million surprise at a pizza parlor Feb. 18.

Petty, 58, had to take his 95-year-old mother to the Guthrie Center hospital after she fell in her Adaire, Iowa home.

After getting his mom situated in the hospital, Petty looked for a bite to eat, but he obviously didn’t Yelp the area. He tried a local grill and got turned away because they had closed. He then went to a grocery store to try his luck with their service deli, but the deli clerk was absent.

After tirelessly searching the Guthrie Center area, he saw a sign for a large sausage pizza priced at $10, and he knew he had found the answer to his problems.

Casey’s General Store, which acts as both a convenience store and a pizza place, was the spot where Petty bought three Iowa Powerball lottery tickets, one worth $1 million.

His mom is doing well and he can now add hot wings to his pizza order without worrying about the price.

If only all stories ended with $1 million and pizza, the world would be better place.