NY Assembly OKs Yogurt As Official State Snack

Yogurt on a shelf in a supermarket.
Yogurt on a shelf in a supermarket.

New York is one step closer to making yogurt its official state snack.

The state’s Assembly endorsed the measure 85-1 on Wednesday. The legislation passed the Senate last month and now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo for consideration.

The idea of making yogurt the state’s official snack came from a fourth grade class from western New York. But lawmakers have taken some heat for the proposal. The Senate’s 45-minute debate on the bill was mocked by national comedians.

New York is the nation’s top yogurt producer, making 741 million pounds of the dairy product last year, well above the 591 million produced by second-place California. Cuomo has called New York the nation’s “yogurt capital.”