AllSpice Cooking Contests at the 2016 Iowa State Fair

2016_Iowa_State_FairIt’s that time of year again! The Iowa State Fair is just around the corner, and we want to make sure that you know about (and are entered in) AllSpice-sponsored cooking contests!

Here are our 2016 Iowa State Fair contest categories:

Andy_Chad_Rory_State_Fair_JudgingAllSpice Cookie Contest
1st Place: two – $50 AllSpice Gift Certificates
2nd Place: $50 gift certificate
3rd Place: $25 gift certificate
Cookie entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, texture, taste, and appearance.
Wednesday, August 10, 11 am

AllSpice Chili Contest
1st Place: $75 AllSpice Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $50 gift certificate
3rd Place: $25 gift certificate
Entries create a unique chili or family traditional recipe. Chili will be judged on basis of creativity, taste, balance and flavor.
Contest judging: Friday, August 12, 11:30 am

Judging_AllSpice_State_Fair_entriesAllSpice Snack Mix Contest
This is actually two contests: Best Sweet Snack Mix, and Best Savory Snack Mix.
1st Place Overall: $100 AllSpice Gift Certificate
1st Place each class: $50 gift certificate
2nd Place each class: $25 gift certificate
3rd Place each class: $10 gift certificate
Snack mixes (a traditional “Chex Mix”-like party snack) will be judged on taste, appearance, “snack-ability” (our own made-up word), and addictiveness.
Contest judging: Monday, August 15, 2 pm

AllSpice Ice Cream Contest
1st Place: two – $50 AllSpice Gift Certificates
2nd Place: $50 gift certificate
3rd Place: $25 gift certificate
Ice creams, either olive oil-based or spiced, will be judged on the basis of “mouthfeel,” balance, and creativity.
Contest judging: Monday, August 15, 3:30 pm

AllSpice_Display_2015_ISFAllSpice Party Dip Contest
1st Place: two – $50 AllSpice Gift Certificates
2nd Place: $50 gift certificate
3rd Place: $25 gift certificate
Entry must be a flavorful, “dippable” dish. Entries will be judged on “dip-ability” (we’re making up all kinds of cool new words, here!), flavor balance, adictiveness, and creativity.
Contest judging: Tuesday, August 16, 11 am

Everyone’s a winner, baby. Everyone who enters any of the AllSpice-sponsored contests will receive an AllSpice product as a thank-you for participating.

The deadline for entering is July 1, but you don’t have to whip up your award-winning recipe until it’s time for your contest to be judged, sometime between August 10 – 16.

For more information: You can find a .PDF of the Food Contest booklet, with all the details, and contest-specific rules, on the Iowa State Fair website.

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