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2016 New State Fair Foods

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge discuss the new era of Fair foods


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Lamb dog with kale and quinoa

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair

This year’s Minnesota State Fair is ushering in a new era of fair foods, including many options for health-conscious fair-goers. Two local brands, Deane’s and Prohibition, will serve kombucha on tap, while the Lamb Shoppe in the Food Building will offer a lamb dog with kale and quinoa.

For those who aren’t counting calories, fans of the Minnesota–based canned meat can indulge in SPAM sushi and cheese-flavored SPAM curds. And the Midwest Dairy Association has created a new topping option for their malts: Call It Breakfast. This combination of donuts and coffee- and chocolate-flavored syrups proves that breakfast is the most important (and tastiest) meal of the day.

Listen to the full segment on Classical MPR.


Read more:
The Best and Worst New State Fair Foods: MnMo food critic Jason DeRusha tells you what to try
Inside the 2016 MN State Fair: Choosing the New Foods

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