As a society, we love our rankings. Recently, Far and Wide published an article ranking all 50 states based on the foods unique to that area.

Look away, South Dakotans. It's a brutal review of our state and our area as a whole in the article.

The Mount Rushmore State ranked 48th out of 50 states per the article from Far and Wide.

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Here's the brutal, and somewhat brutally honest review of our state's foods:

It’s everything that’s bad about North Dakota cuisine, only farther south. Oh, and when cattle or bison are castrated in South Dakota, their testicles are used for a dish called Rocky Mountain Oysters that has nothing to do with bivalve mollusks.

What is good in the state? Well, some restaurants serve bison steak, which is definitely satisfying, and it’s not too hard to find decent pie. So there's that.

That's a little harsh. While certain aspects are true, I don't think 48th is a very fair spot for our great state. They also left out one of our signature dishes that IS undoubtedly amazing: Chislic!

Here's the link to the full article so you can see where other states ranked. Here are the top 5:

1) California

2) New York

3) Louisiana

4) Texas

5) Illinois

Source: - Far and Wide

From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info:

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