DES MOINES — Does a Shrimp Corndog sound good? What about a Coconut Mountain or a Smoothie on a Stick?
That last is a dead giveaway, of course. If it's food on a stick, it's probably from the Iowa State Fair. The fair has announced eight new foods available at this year's event, August 8-18.
Here's the fair's description of some of the items:
A a savory snack featuring three fresh shrimp dipped in corndog batter, fried to golden perfection and topped with a sweet jalapeno glaze.
Smoothie on a Stick
The strawberry smoothie is frozen, put on a stick and ready to be eaten.
Bacon Wrapped Riblet on a stick
A pork riblet wrapped in bacon, hickory smoked and then basted with barbeque sauce.
Sweet Corn Corndog
A hot dog dipped in batter enriched with fried sweet corn.
Rib Shack Cowboy
Cowboy beans, brisket or pork, cole slaw, a signature chip and barbeque sauce in a spice-flavored waffle cone
A soft and chewy coconut ball rolled in coconut flakes and dipped in fresh chocolate.
Two of the entries are self-explanatory enough that the fair didn't include a specific description: The Fried Brownie on a stick and the Soft Salted Chocolate-Dipped Almond Pretzel on a stick.
More new foods will be announced next month.