Somehow the Iowa State Fair has become famous for food on sticks.
You’d think we’d have exhausted all the possibilities after 153 years. Apparently not. According to a Des Moines Register trivia quiz we lack spuds on a stick. Any entrepreneurs out there may want to consider spending the year formulating a whole new spud experience and getting your name on a vendor list.
Let me know if you’ll be doing this and I’ll be happy to give you some blog promotion.
Though I didn’t go looking for food on a stick, apparently, sticked varieties of Twinkies, cheesecake, lamb or pork chops were available. I did experience one unique stick item. I wouldn’t have purchased it, and I don’t think it’s going to catch on, but it was free and moderately tasty.
Ready? The Egg Council handed out….egg on a stick. Hard-boiled, of course.
One other stick item stuck out. In the arts building one of the vendors sold Origami on a stick.
I suggest the following – funnel cake on a stick, onion bloom on a stick and Grand Champion Rocky Mountain Oyster on a stick.
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