Two new Iowa State Fair foods you should skip
👋 Jason here with tales of our daily fair food hits — and misses.
State of play: There are 60+ new foods this year.
- So if you've got limited stomach space, here are two worth skipping.
What I ate: Chocolate chip cookie dough sundae.
- And an orange with peppermint sipper.
What went wrong: Both names are misleading.
- The "sundae" has no ice cream. It's a glob of cookie dough with some chocolate peanut butter chunks — tasty, but not what I was seeking on a 90° day.
- The sipper is a mint stick pushed deep into a regular orange — I had a refreshing moment with this sweetie, sure, but was left wanting more.
Fair factor: Both get 1/5 — no second dates.
- Swipe left.
Editor's note: This article was first published in the Axios Des Moines newsletter.
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