Keep Key Lime Pie As Florida's Dessert

Keep Key Lime Pie As Florida's Dessert

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Conch Republic Key Lime Pie Council started this petition to Florida State House and

WHEREAS: Senator Burgess has filed a bill to designate Strawberry Shortcake as Florida’s Official Dessert.

WHEREAS: Key Lime Pie is a native Floridian dessert that originated in the Florida Keys, and Strawberry Shortcake is a non-native dessert that originated in Europe.

WHEREAS: Key Lime Pie was designated the Official State Pie of Florida in 2006 and has served proudly as the de facto State Dessert for 16 years, and Strawberry Shortcake has never received a state designation.

WHEREAS: Florida has prepared at least four world record Key Lime Pies and served the mammoth pies to Key West, Boston, Atlanta, the Governor in Tallahassee, and Good Morning America, and Florida has prepared only one world record Strawberry Shortcake, served only to people in Plant City.

WHEREAS: The current world record Key Lime Pie title is held by Florida. The Philippines holds the world record Strawberry Shortcake title.

WHEREAS: Key Lime Pie reminds people of sun, sand, and tropical breezes, and Strawberry Shortcake reminds people of an early 1980s cartoon character owned by a Canadian corporation.

WHEREAS: Key Lime Pie is celebrated in song by Kenny Chesney with the lyric: Big white sail / Red sunset / Lobster tail and don’t forget / My, my, my – my Key Lime Pie, and Strawberry Shortcake is celebrated in song by R. Kelly with the lyrics: Band-Aids for my knees / Girl set the table / Now let me feast / Strawberry Shortcake.

WHEREAS: Key Lime Pie is engrained in the American presidencies of Taft, Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump, and Strawberry Shortcake is not.

WHEREAS: Key Lime Pie and Strawberry Shortcake are both delicious.

NOW, THEREFORE: BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SHALL BE DESIGNATED FLORIDA’S OFFICIAL CAKE, AND KEY LIME PIE SHALL REMAIN FLORIDA’S OFFICIAL PIE. TOGETHER THEY CAN SHARE THE LIMELIGHT AS FLORIDA’S OFFICIAL DESSERTS.

If Senator Burgess and the residents of Plant City contest this bill, the dispute shall be settled under the official bi-laws of the Conch Republic requiring a duel at high noon between the Vice Mayors of Key West and Plant City, each armed with only their favorite dessert.

Prepared by: David L. Sloan, Paul Menta, and Sam Kaufman, Key West, Florida.

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