They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper. Bread and butter.
It might just be a favorite combination of Kansans.
for years I've thought that cinnamon rolls and chili were something that just went together; finding out it's just a KS thing & I'm baffled— Hannah (@HannGilll) September 11, 2017
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That is what Hannah Gill, a student at Kansas State University, recently found out. It surprised her so much that she took it to Twitter.
Since then, her tweet has received almost 800 retweets and more than 4,000 reactions.
And now, it has sparked a debate among twitter users.
TWITTER POLL because this is a heated discussion in my east coast office right now: Have you ever had chili and cinnamon rolls as a meal?— Caitlin Wise (@CaitlinWise) September 28, 2017
For some, the thought of dipping a cinnamon roll in chili is sickening.
But for others, it’s a good ’ol Kansas food staple — even for school lunch.
It turns out, though, other Midwesterners also have this fall favorite. And they think it is their own tradition.
Apparently having chili and cinnamon rolls for school lunch is just an Iowa thing? Every other state is missing out.— Keegan Jamison (@keeganjamison) October 1, 2017