The survey of 5,000 Americans — with 100 people in each of the 50 states — asked respondents about their ability to handle spicy foods and found New Mexicans were the most likely to believe their state has a higher-than-average tolerance for spice. New Mexico was followed closely by Louisiana and Texas, which were tied for second place. And perhaps those three states coming out on top isn't surprising. Separately, when respondents were asked which states they believe have the spiciest cuisine, those were once again in the lead. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of TUMS, the results showed Louisiana was the clear winner (42%) as the state known for having the spiciest cuisine.
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