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The Spiciest States In The Country

There has been a rise in popularity of hot sauces like sriracha and exotic foods thanks to “foodies” online. Some states have always been known for their spicy cuisine. A poll of 5,000 Americans (100 from each state) were asked which state is the spiciest? The clear winner is Louisiana followed by Texas.

New Mexico came out on top for their residents being able to tolerate spicy foods the best. The poll was appropriately commissioned by TUMS and conducted by OnePoll. Here are more results.

WHAT STATES ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR SPICY CUISINE?*

  • Louisiana                    42%
  • Texas                          31%
  • New Mexico                25%
  • California                     14%
  • Arizona                        11%

*Respondents were asked to select up to three

WHICH STATES HAVE A HIGHER-THAN-AVERAGE TOLERANCE FOR SPICE?

  • New Mexico                                        83%
  • Louisiana (tied for second)                 72%
  • Texas (tied for second)                       72%
  • Arizona (tied for fourth)                       57%
  • California (tied for fourth)                    57%
  • New York                                            52%

Enjoy, but keep the TUMS near by!

-- Doug O’Brien

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