Rhodochrosite is a pretty mineral worthy of Colorado, but it tastes like shit when baked in a flaky crust.
Fortunately, or not, the good folks from the American Pie Council, "the only organization committed to preserving America's pie heritage and promoting American's [sic] love affair with pies" are promoting Please Pass the Pie, a campaign for each state to adopt an official pastry. By the way, the APC also promotes Crisco, Splenda and Whirlpool.
So far, only Vermont (apple) and Florida (key lime) have signed on.
Here at Fort Collins Now, we support the idea of a state pie, but not so much the distinctly corporate taste to the APC's campaign, which is also sponsored by Mrs. Smith's and Edwards Baking. Might we suggest a Greenback cutthroat and peach cobbler?