SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the days get longer and weather gets warmer, Minnesotan's yearn for the long, lazy days of summer. And nothing tastes better on a hot day than an ice-cold malt. But what about a malt with dill pickle chips mixed in? Or crushed up spiced "airplane" cookies in a sundae with lemon and chocolate? Or a taco-inspired malt? These might not be the first flavors that come to mind, but for the third year in a row, Midwest Dairy Association will make room for one of these imaginative, and delicious, new concoctions on its Minnesota State Fair menu by inviting fans to pick their favorite "Flavor of the Fair." Malt and sundae fans will have the chance to vote April 7-17 on which malt or sundae flavor will be made and sold at the Dairy Goodness Bar at this year's great Minnesota get-together.
Minnesota's dairy farmers want the public's help choosing a new featured malt and sundae from the following selection of three delectable flavor combinations:
Pie 'n the Sky - Take flight with this nostalgic mix of crunchy, spiced "airplane" cookies and lemon curd, topped with a dark chocolate drizzle. A little sweet, a little tart, this delicious treat will remind you of childhood summers at picnics filled with pies and bright blue skies.
Nacho Average Malt - Taco 'bout a sweet treat! Hot sauce packs a punch in cool vanilla ice cream, while crunchy tortilla chips and shredded Parmesan cheese complete this Tex-Mex creation. Whether it's a malt or sundae, it's sure to be "Nacho Average" treat.
Vanilly Dilly - Reserve judgment and bite into the tangy crunch of dill pickle potato chips mixed with smooth, creamy vanilla ice cream. Garnished with a dill pickle, this sweet, savory and oh-so-craveable treat will keep you coming back for more
Now through Monday, April 17, ice cream-lovers can 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.
Last year's winning flavor, Call It Breakfast, a vanilla malt or sundae topped with latte-flavored syrup and chunks of bakery-fresh doughnuts, had fair-goers stopping by the dairy building earlier than usual to grab this tasty treat, to literally "Call it Breakfast." Salted Caramel Puff, 2015's Flavor of the Fair, featuring puffcorn with caramel drizzle atop a creamy vanilla malt or sundae, was also a fan and food writer's favorite.
To add to the fun, during this year's Minnesota State Fair, fair-goers can once again suggest 2018 "Flavor of the Fair" combinations while they enjoy this year's winning creation and watch Princess Kay of the Milky Way and the other finalists for her title 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. This year's fair runs from August 24 through September 4.
For more information or to vote in the poll, please visit midwestdairy.com/DairyGoodnessFlavor.
Midwest Dairy Association® represents 8,000 dairy farm families and works on their behalf to increase dairy sales, foster innovation and inspire consumer confidence in dairy products and practices. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy farmers in a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit MidwestDairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.
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