Ruth Taylor of Des Moines won First Place Overall in the Allspice Snack Mix competition judged Tuesday at the 2012 Iowa State Fair.
The primary ingredients in each entry were to be corn, wheat or rice squares, rye chips, bread sticks, pretzels, nuts and crackers. There was no limit to the type of seasonings used in each entry.
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and snack-ability.
Additional results below:
1) Laura Douglas,Des Moines
2) Phoelisa McGuire, Johnston
3) Tom Brien,Des Moines
1) Phil Dicks,GrundyCenter
Sweet 'n Salty
1) Ruth Taylor,Des Moines
2) Tom Brien,Des Moines
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. Food Department judging is held in theElwellFamilyFoodCentersponsored by Blue Bunny.
“Nothing Compares” to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.