Strawberry Shortcake Now One Step Closer to Becoming Florida State Dessert

This is undoubtedly the sweetest bill in the legislative session. The legislation aims to knock out Key Lime Pie as Florida's state dessert and replace it with Strawberry Shortcake.

UPDATE January 24, 2022

On Thursday, Florida's official dessert became one step closer to becoming Strawberry Shortcake when the bill cruised smoothly through its final Senate committee with nary a jam, says Jesse Scheckner of Florida Politics.

The Senate Rules Committee unanimously approved SB 1006, establishing strawberry shortcake as the state's primo post-dinner delicacy. The bill previously cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee with identical support.

Strawberry Shortcake from The Strawberry Festival in Plant City.Photo: Katie Butchino

January 13, 2022 - The legislation (HB 567), filed by Dover Republican Rep. Lawrence McClure, cleared its first committee on Wednesday morning, bringing it one step closer to becoming a reality.

The bill also reflects onto the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records that gave recognition to Plant City as the home of the largest shortcake in the world!

Read the full story and check out what Rep. McClure had to say about the bill at

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