We’ve told you about crazy food from around the country, but what about the craziest food laws? Check ’em out and see if your state made the list.


You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.


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(Hackberry) A city ordinance prohibits women from eating raw onions while drinking buttermilk on the sabbath.

That sounds miserable, so that’s fine.


In order for a pickle to be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

Any one else thinking about how fun it would be to be the pickle tester?


Boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds.

That’s my kind of romantic gift.

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(Chicago) Law forbids eating at a place that’s on fire.

So apparently that Chicago Fire themed restaurant I was planning on creating is out.


After lovemaking, men aren’t allowed more than three gulps of beer while cuddling with their wives.

At a time or…?


At a wake, mourners can’t eat more than three sandwiches.

Sooo emotional eating isn’t a thing?

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(Lehigh) Doughnut holes may not be sold.

But… but why?

New Jersey

(Trenton) It’s illegal to throw a bad pickle in the street or to consume pickles on Sunday.

There is no bad pickle.

New York

(Greene) During a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalk.

Who has extra space to bring peanuts to a concert when your pockets are filled with flasks?

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It will not be tolerated for anyone to take a bite of another’s hamburger.



Bologna can’t be sold on Sunday.

That’s fine. Who eats bologna?


(Richmond) It is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.

Little do they know, we now have an app for that.

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