Your Favorite Fourth of July Foods Ranked Best to Worst

Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks, excessive amounts of red, white, and blue everything, and taking creative license with the word “salad.” Which is partially why we’ve taken the liberty of ranking the classic Fourth of July foods from best to worst.

We have a lot of respect for this main BBQ staple. In this age of over-the-top burgers and triple stacks, there’s something about a simple patty thrown on the grill with a slice of cheese that fills a void that no gourmet aioli ever could.

2. Burgers

Whether the cake in your ideal version is a sponge cake or a biscuit, layering it with whipped cream is rarely a bad idea. Top it with in summer berries, and you have a hit on your hands. Or, in your mouth depending on how messy you are.

4. Strawberry Shortcake

There’s a reason that “as American as apple pie” is a saying, and it’s not because apple pie drives a pickup and rejects the metric system.

5. Apple Pie

A well-made lemonade is a refreshing, sweet alternative to White Claw (er, water) and a good canvas for other summer flavors like strawberry or cherry or tequila.

9. Lemonade

Corn is delicious, but there are better things to do with your time than try to remove that corn kernel from between your back molars for the next hour because you forgot to bring floss.

13. Corn

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