Every state has a food that they are known for, but what would you guess as Indiana's?

Food...who doesn't love it, right? Sweet, savory, or spicy, food is something that everyone has in common. We all eat it. We all enjoy it. You'll find different food items in various parts of the country that are staples to that area. For example, Illinois is known for deep-dish pizza. In Tennessee, you go for the spicy Nashville Hot Chicken. Finally, in Maine, it's the lobster rolls. That being said, what is Indiana's most popular food?

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Business Insider recently posted a list of the most popular food in each state. Naturally, I was curious as to what was chosen for my home state of Indiana. I thought that it would be corn at first since we are known for growing a lot of corn here in the Hoosier State. Then, I got to thinking about another food that we are known for, and it might be the first thing that you thought of too. As it turns out, that dish that I thought of secondly, was what was named the most popular food in Indiana.

The Most Popular Food in Indiana

The food that was chosen is something that you'll find at all sorts of local restaurants and bars. You'll find them at nearly every fair throughout the state too. If you guessed the giant pork tenderloin sandwich, you would be correct!

Here's what Business Insider says about the pork tenderloin sandwich in Indiana:

<p>Pork tenderloin sandwiches, also called "Hoosier sandwiches," can be traced back to Nick Freienstein, a Huntington, Indiana, native-born to German parents. According to<a href="https://www.eater.com/2018/3/21/17128954/pork-tenderloin-sandwich-indiana-history-nicks-kitchen" rel=" nofollow" data-analytics-module="body_link" data-analytics-post-depth="40" data-uri="e22133d77dd733417187e1e02a982e18"> Eater</a>, the dish was originally inspired by wiener schnitzel, a Viennese-style veal dish that is breaded and pan-fried.</p><p>In 1904, Freienstein began selling sandwiches and burgers out of a food cart. While veal was hard to come by in his hometown, pork was readily available. After he added pickles and onions to his fried pork tenderloin sandwich, Freienstein's cart took off. He is credited with creating the first "Hoosier sandwich."</p>

We all have ether eaten them or have at least seen them countless times. The tenderloin itself is twice the size of the bun, and it's always fried. Personally, I have never been the biggest fan of them but I fully understand their popularity. What about you though? Do you think that there's a better choice than this for Indiana's most popular food?

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