So, after much debate, the NYS Senate voted 52-8 Tuesday evening (apparently going well after 7:00 pm)...to make yogurt the official New York state snack. If you think this sounds ridiculous, reports say the Senate actually spent an hour going back and forth whether to approve legislation designating the fermented milk product as our official state snack, and even going as far as designating differences between yogurt and Greek yogurt, and debating the moral implications of how this may effect ones who are lactose intolerant.

 

Good to see they've got their priorities in order. You'd think budget, taxes, and job growth would be the focus?

 

The bill officially says...

Yogurt is a healthy food that tastes great and is a good source of protein, calcium, vitamin B-2, B-12, potassium and magnesium, all nutrients that are an important part of a good diet. Yogurt is also an important economic driver across our state; in fact New York is now the number one processor of yogurt in the country

 

So there you have it. The proposal came from a class of 4th graders, from the western part of the state, according to the bill's sponsor...Republican Michael H. Ranzenhofer. The bill will now face ANOTHER debate in front of the Assembly.