Norwalk Cook Claims Fair Snack Mix Crown
August 15, 2017
Bridget Lottman of Norwalk won first place and a total of $150 in cash awards in the AllSpice Snack Mix Contest, judged Monday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Entries were judged on flavor balance, creativity and “addictiveness.”
Savory Snack Mix
1) Larry Mahlstedt, Des Moines
2) Deb Amenson, Des Moines
3) Bridget Lottman, Norwalk
Sweet Snack Mix
1) Bridget Lottman, Norwalk
2) Katherine Hinchliff, Grimes
3) Cheryl Pike, Johnston
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 177 divisions, 769 classes and over 9,856 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.