Honeycrisp_1 We've written lots about state legislatures wasting time by designating official dances, fish, dirt and other inane bits of culture. 

But I'd like to take a break from being snarky, and actually praise one statehouse for recognizing the finest, most delicious fruit in the history of the planet.

It's the Honeycrisp apple, and the Minnesota Senate has voted to make it the official state fruit. Huzzah, I say.

I have been a die-hard devotee of the Honeycrisp for a few years (they've only been widely available for a decade, after being developed by University of Minnesota researchers). They are the most delicious, most succulent, most amazing apple I've ever encountered.

Do yourself a favor, and open your world to these amazing, life-changing pome fruits.