Dairy Goodness Bar malts at the Minnesota State Fair are a time-honored tradition, and fair-goers know they can expect mainstays like vanilla and chocolate, and favorites like apple-caramel and rhubarb-strawberry to appear each year. But this year, Midwest Dairy Association's menu will include Salted Caramel Puff malts and sundaes, a flavor that was chosen online by the public in the inaugural "Flavor of the Fair" contest.
In May, Minnesota's dairy farmers invited malt-lovers to visit Midwest Dairy's website and Facebook page to take the "Flavor of the Fair" poll and choose a favorite between three delectable flavour combinations, all featuring Minnesota ingredients. The tasty winner, Salted Caramel Puff, is made with Minnesota dairy farmers' secret State Fair recipe vanilla ice cream or malt, topped with creamy caramel sauce and finished with the perfect crunch of Old Dutch Puffcorn.
To add to the fun, during this year's Minnesota State Fair, visitors can suggest 2016 "Flavor of the Fair" combinations at the Dairy Goodness Bar while they enjoy this year's flavour. The Dairy Goodness Bar, located near the butter sculpting booth in the Minnesota State Fair's Dairy Building (corner of Judson and Underwood), will feature a location where visitors can write in flavour suggestions of their own to be considered for next year. Each day, suggestions will be entered into a draw and a winner will be chosen at random to receive a copy of The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America's Farm Families.
This year's fair runs from August 27 through September 7.