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Strawberry shortcake has been served up as Florida's official dessert

Strawberries are sorted into square batches, filling the frame of the photo.
Thomas Iacobucci
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WUSF Public Media
The House voted 109-4 on Friday to send the governor a bill that would make the strawberry shortcake the official state dessert.

The designation is an effort to promote the state's $1 billion strawberry industry.

Florida lawmakers are hoping Gov. Ron DeSantis is a fan of strawberry shortcake.

The House voted 109-4 on Friday to send the governor a bill that would make the tasty treat the official state dessert.

Key Lime Pie is already Florida’s state pie.

The designation of the state dessert is an effort to promote the state’s $1 billion strawberry industry — especially in Plant City, the home of the annual Florida Strawberry Festival.

While a lot of puns and jokes were made while the bill was going through the legislative process, lawmakers turned serious as they debated the bill, saying it will help Florida farmers.

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