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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


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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