On Fridays, I highlight products that I think are sweet, in every sense of the meaning–sometimes literally, but not always!

 

Last week I listed my top food favorites of the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. I am, though I kind of hate the word, a “foodie.” I pretty much attend the Fair exclusively for the eating that is involved.

But there’s so much more that I didn’t share! Different places, faces, views and experiences that I left out before…so here’s some of the sweet stuff that you didn’t see last week.

The people. I mentioned that there were so, so many people. The part I didn’t mention? There were 236,197 of them (1,731,000+ total).

2013 Minnesota State Fair crowd

If you’re into people-watching, this is your place.

People walking at the Minnesota State Fair in 2013

The place to get the Fudge Puppies…

Granny's Kitchen at the Minnesota State Fair - the place to get Fudge Puppies

The mouthwatering menu at Granny’s Kitchen…

Menu from Granny's Kitchen at the Minnesota State Fair (home of the Fudge Puppy)

The fudge-puppy-creating in action…

Making Fudge Puppies from Granny's Kitchen at the Minnesota State Fair

And the inside of the final product.

Inside a Fudge Puppy from Granny's Kitchen at the Minnesota State Fair

The llamas…

Llama at the Minnesota State Fair

And their friends. (Caption this!)

Friendly llamas at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

The friendly goats.

Goat at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

The Minnesota turkeys before…

Turkey at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

And after.

Turkey-to-Go stand at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

The reasons why Turkey-to-Go is so popular:

Menu from Turkey-to-Go at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

The Blue Moon Dine-In Theatre…

Blue Moon Dine-In Theatre at the Minnesota State Fair 2013 (home of the sweet corn ice cream)

Where you can get the famous-slash-infamous sweet corn ice cream, as well as allllllll of this:

Blue Moon Dine-In Theatre menu at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

The unassuming little stand where my favorite treat of the day (The deep-fried Reese’s peanut butter cup) came from:

Deep Fried Candy Bars stand at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

The deep-fried Reese’s: before.

Deep-fried Reese's peanut butter cups from Deep Fried Candy Bars at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair

French Meadow Bakery & Cafe, home of The Dough-sant…

French Meadow Bakery & Cafe at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair

Warm dough-sants getting prepped and sprinkled with powdered sugar…

Dough-sants getting sifted with powdered sugar at the French Meadow Bakery and Cafe, 2013 Minnesota State Fair

A brief (and slightly blurry–sorry!) look at the inside of a dough-sant.

The center of a dough-sant from French Meadow Bakery and Cafe at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair

The unbeatable view of the crowd and glimpse of the Minneapolis skyline from the Space Tower.

View of the crowd and the Minneapolis skyline from the Space Tower at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair

The horse with a blue eye (but just one. The other was brown).

Blue-eyed horse at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair

And the Grandstand, which offered free admission to a talent show that night, complete with a fireworks display to finish off the night.

Fireworks at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair

Just in case the deep-fried chocolate and peanut butter wasn’t your thing.

Happy Friday!

 

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this review. I am a proud Minnesotan, relatively new fair-goer and shameless foodie who enjoyed all of the above-mentioned experiences and therefore truthfully recommends them.


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