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Midwest Dairy Asks Public’s Help With Flavor Of The Fair Contest

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For the fifth year in a row, Midwest Dairy is asking the public to vote for one of three new concoctions to add to its 2019 Minnesota State Fair menu through the “Flavor of the Fair” contest. Ice cream fans can vote now through April 12 on which malt or sundae flavor will be made and sold exclusively 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 flavor combinations:

  • MINTesota Nice—Chocolate mint cookies, mint syrup and chocolate drizzle over a bed of vanilla ice cream or malt.
  • Birthday Batter Blast—Creamy vanilla ice cream or malt topped with birthday cake bites and rainbow sprinkles.
  • Late Summer Dream—Vanilla ice cream or malt topped with orange marmalade and vanilla wafers.

Consumers can visit 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 winner was “That’s S’More Like It” with graham cereal, teeny marshmallows and chocolate syrup atop vanilla ice cream or malt. Previous Flavors of the Fair include “Pie in the Sky” in 2017, “Call it Breakfast” in 2016 and “Salted Caramel Puff,” the inaugural “Flavor of the Fair” in 2015.

During this year’s Minnesota State Fair, fairgoers once again will be able to suggest 2020 “Flavor of the Fair” combinations while they enjoy this year’s winning creation and watch Princess Kay of the Milky Way and other program finalists 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 state fair runs from Aug. 22-Sept. 2.

Midwest Dairy represents 7,000 dairy farm families and works on their behalf to build dairy demand. It is funded by farmers from across a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

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