Blog: Bucket List - #2 Try three new Minnesota State Fair foods

Every year the Minnesota State Fair gives fair lovers exactly what they want – more FOOD! This year fair goers will find 40 new foods to share with their friends and family, or eat by themselves – we aren’t judging. Danielle and Lindsay traveled to the fairgrounds to try three new foods: Breakfast Sausage Corndog, Fried Pickles 'n' Chocolate and Comet Corn.

Every year the Minnesota State Fair gives fair lovers exactly what they want – more FOOD! This year fair goers will find 40 new foods to share with their friends and family, or eat by themselves – we aren’t judging. Danielle and Lindsay traveled to the fairgrounds to try three new foods: Breakfast Sausage Corndog, Fried Pickles 'n' Chocolate and Comet Corn.

Breakfast Sausage Corndog
Location: Hansen's Foods - Judson Ave on the south side of the Horse Barn
Price: $5

Breakfast food at the Minnesota State Fair

What is this? Three breakfast sausage links dipped in pancake corndog batter, deep fried and served with a side of maple syrup.

Hit or miss?

Lindsay: I went to the fair without eating breakfast, which made me eager to try this unique breakfast food right away. I wish I could make these corndog links part of my weekend breakfast routine! To describe this food in two words I would say: comfortably clever. On a scale of 1-10 I would give the Breakfast Sausage Corndog a 10.

Danielle: I like sausage. I like corndogs. I like syrup. What’s not for me to like, the stick (which got in my way of dunking my corndog into the syrup)? To describe this food in two words I would say: very flavorful. On a scale of 1-10 I would give the Breakfast Sausage Corndog a 10.

Served normally as a “breakfast” item this corndog will taste good at any time during the day.


Fried Pickles 'n' Chocolate
Location: Perfect Pickles - Corner of Dan Patch Ave and Liggett St
Price: $7

Fried pickles at the Minnesota State Fair

What is this? A tray full of Perfect Pickles’ popular deep fried pickles dusted with powdered sugar and served with a side of chocolate for dipping.

Hit or miss?

Lindsay: Right off the bat I was skeptical about the salty dill pickle pairing with the sugary chocolate dipping sauce. Next time I will stick with good ‘ole ranch to dip my deep fried pickles – which were extra crispy, I appreciated that. To describe this food in two words I would say: mismatched flavors. On a scale of 1-10 I would give the Fried Pickles ‘n’ Chocolate a 2.

Danielle: I’ve never had fried pickles before so I didn’t know what to expect. My taste buds didn’t really care for dill and chocolate together, but it wasn’t that bad because I ate my share. To describe this food in two words I would say: sourly sweet. On a scale of 1-10 I would give the Fried Pickles ‘n’ Chocolate a 4.

Deep fried pickles are good but maybe chocolate dipping sauce should be used for mini donuts instead.


Comet Corn
Location: Blue Moon Dine-In Theater - Corner of Chambers St and Carnes Ave
Price: $5

What is this? A futuristic caramel corn made with liquid nitrogen. This icy cold popcorn is crispy, crunchy, sweet & salty and leaves a trail of comet dust when exhaled out of the nose and mouth, creating a tingly, bubbly feeling.

Hit or miss?

Lindsay: I thought Comet Corn was going to be kernels of corn from a cob, thankfully it was not. I wish I could snack on this chilly, cheesy caramel corn snack during movie nights at home – probably minus the liquid nitrogen for safety sake. To describe this food in two words I would say: unique snack.  On a scale of 1-10 I would give the Comet Corn an 8.

Danielle: I really liked that we could watch the vendor put the caramel corn into the liquid nitrogen because it made my kidlike spirit excited about trying something new. I wasn’t expecting the comet corn to have a cheesy and sweet flavor; surprisingly they taste well together. To describe this food in two words I would say: comfort food. On a scale of 1-10 I would give the Comet Corn a 9.

Comet Corn is definitely one of the “coolest” new foods at the Minnesota State Fair.
 

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