For the fourth year in a row, Midwest Dairy will make room for a new concoction on its Minnesota State Fair menu by inviting fans to pick their favorite "Flavor of the Fair." Malt and sundae fans may vote for which malt or sundae flavor they wish to be made and sold at the Dairy Goodness Bar at this year's fair, the St. Paul, Minn.-based organization said.
Fans may vote for one of three delectable flavor combinations, Midwest Dairy noted, including:
- It's Breakfast, Dontcha Know? This twist on a dairy breakfast on a farm brings mini pancakes, bacon bits and maple syrup together atop a smooth, creamy bed of vanilla ice cream or malt.
- Sweet Heat. This juicy, spicy combination of mandarin oranges and jalapeño cheddar kettle chips makes for a crunchy, yet sweet ice cream treat, Midwest Dairy said, with just the right amount of heat.
- That's S'more Like It. This flavor features a creamy, crunchy blend of Golden Grahams, teeny marshmallows and chocolate syrup in vanilla ice cream or malt.
Now through April 24, ice cream lovers may visit midwestdairy.com/DairyGoodnessFlavor to take the "Flavor of the Fair" poll and choose a favorite. Visitors are encouraged to share their pick online with the hashtag #DairyGoodnessFlavor. The winning addition will be announced in the coming months, Midwest Dairy said.
Last year's winner — Pie 'n the Sky — boasted a nostalgic mix of crunchy spiced "airplane" cookies and lemon curd, topped with a dark chocolate drizzle. A little sweet, a little tart, this treat was a smashing hit with fairgoers, Midwest Dairy noted. Previous Flavors of the Fair include Call it Breakfast in 2016 and Salted Caramel Puff, the inaugural flavor in 2015.
During this year's Minnesota State Fair, fair-goers will be able to once again suggest 2019 "Flavor of the Fair" combinations while they enjoy this year's winning creation and watch Princess Kay of the Milky Way and the finalists have their likenesses carved in butter. The Dairy Goodness Bar, located in the Minnesota State Fair's Dairy Building (at the corner of Judson and Underwood), will feature a location where visitors can write in suggestions of their own, Midwest Dairy said. This year's state fair runs from Aug. 23 through Sept. 3.