Decadent Indulgence With New State Fair Foods

Northstar Notes

From Aug. 22 - Labor Day, Sept. 2, fair visitors will have the opportunity to sample 47 new foods at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Published on: June 28, 2013

Most unique?
-Comet Corn – A futuristic caramel corn made with liquid nitrogen. This icy-cold popcorn is crispy, crunchy, sweet and salty, and leaves a trail of comet dust when exhaled out of the nose and mouth, creating a tingly, bubbly feeling, say fair officials. At Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, Located on the corner of Chambers Street and Carnes Avenue

-Lobster Macaroni & Cheese – Fresh lobster tossed into a creamy macaroni & cheese dish made-to-order and prepared right in front of you. At Oodles of Noodles, Located inside the Food Building on the east wall

-Deep Fried Bread Pudding – Bite-size cubes of deep fried bread pudding served hot and drizzled with caramel sauce. At O'Gara's at the Fair, Located on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street

And of lastly, to satisfy those chocolate cravings, I will walk by these booths to detect wafting chocolate aromas (and still stop and buy at least one offering, despite tummy overload):

-English Toffee Fudge Puppy – Chocolate-covered bits of English toffee baked in the middle of a fudge puppy (Belgian waffle on-a-stick) then dipped in chocolate and layered with whipped cream, a toffee sauce and more bits of chocolate-covered English toffee. At Granny's Kitchen Fudge Puppies, Located on the outside west wall of the Food Building

-Fried Pickles 'n' Chocolate – Preferred Pickles' deep fried pickles dusted with powdered sugar and served with a side of chocolate for dipping. At Preferred Pickles, Located on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Liggett Street

-Cocoa Cheese Bites – Wisconsin cheddar cheese nuggets breaded with cocoa puffs, fried and served with a chocolate dipping sauce. At Axel's, Located on the outside southeast corner of the Food Building

Granted, I need to narrow down my own personal consumption list or I will not fit behind my vehicle's steering wheel for the ride home. For sure, I will try the popcorn, and something new in the bacon, dairy and chocolate categories.

After all those samplings, I will need to visit the All You Can Drink Milk booth, too, to cleanse my palate.


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