This is based on rereading one of my blogposts from from a while back where the search statistics for a popular website were mentioned.
Makes me glad I do not live in Mississippi. I would be scared to pee.
Which is very important in that state, for "reasons."
Diabetes. Sugar on everything.
Or cheese. They love cheese.
In news of the weird, China has more people with diabetes than any other country, which is not at all surprising given the huge variety of interesting sweet snacks nicely packaged in my favourite C'town grocery stores. As well as the delicious offerings at bakeries there, best washed down with Hong Kong milk tea (which is hot and sweet, just like your favourite starlets or Korean boy bands).
Also not suprising: Hong Kongers LOVE baked dishes of the pork chop on starch covered with melted cheese variety. The glue holding it all together is probably a sweetened version of tomato sauce, of which very many Americans are fond in canned vaguely Italian foods and pre-packaged supermarket pizza.
It's a miracle that San Francisco Chinatown isn't filled with rotund people. Other than the tourists, that is. From elsewhere in the country (you can tell who they are because they waddle, and are rather white).
I'm quite baffled that my favourite chachantengs aren't packed with folks from Mississippi and its neighboring states gorping on HK foods. It should be right up their alley, one would think. Maybe it's because Ding Dongs aren't available there. Which are the most popular junkfood where they're from. There is a fortune to be made, if only these eateries would supply those (possibly covered with melted cheese and a sprinkle of sugar for a nice browning effect) and put up a sign that said "we have ice tea!"
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