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Taste of America: Reigning Champs Go Down!

America is changing before our eyes. Or at least CQ Roll Call’s Taste of America is changing.

In the first round of voting for 2013’s food fight, the past two champions — 2012’s Utah cherry cobbler and 2011’s Northern Mariana Islands apigigi — went down. Utah’s cobbler went down to Washington state trout, 833-584. Meanwhile, Idaho french fries deep-fried the apigigi, 963-121.

Other notable contests: The epic pastry-on-pastry showdown of Boston cream pie and West Virginia pepperoni rolls had smoked cured meat beating out sweet cream, 9,019-4,372. Georgia peach cobbler squeaked out a win against Texas 2’s corn dogs, 1,800-1,746. And Arizona chimichangas walloped Wyoming buffalo burgers, 6,350-627.

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