Norwalk Cook Wins State Fair Chocolate Dessert Crown
August 16, 2018
Bridget Lottman of Norwalk won first place and a $50 cash award in the Desserts for Christina competition Sunday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Robin Tarbell-Thomas of Centerville earned second place and Sharon Gates of Des Moines claimed third place.
Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Natalie Ridgway of Des Moines.
Entrants were challenged to create a dessert where chocolate is the main flavor.
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and originality.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 171 divisions, 727 classes and over 9,574 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 Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.