It's always a bright day around the office when the list of new food items at the Iowa State Fair rolls in!

Last year, a dozen new items were introduced including Funnel Cake Sticks, Smoked Brisket and Bacon Mac N Cheese, Caprese Salad On-a-stick, Brownie Blitz, and the Three Buck Bowl.

In introducing 2015's additions, I've ranked them by how delicious I think they'd be. As I don't attend the Iowa State Fair, this is simply a hypothetical exercise. Here we go:

  1. Toasted Coconut Caramel Cluster (a frozen chocolate-dipped marvel of fudge and pretzel bits)
  2. Golden Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly On-a-Stick
  3. Deep Fried Nacho Balls
  4. Ultimate Bacon Explosion (8 ounces of bacon-wrapped brisket trimmings infused with jalapeno cheese and spices, then smoke and spritzed with sweet chili barbecue sauce)
  5. Apple Pie On-a-Stick
  6. Deep Fried Cherry Pie
  7. Cattleman's Steak Wrap
  8. Donut Sundae
  9. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries On-a-Stick
  10. Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake
  11. Kernel Kluster
  12. 27° Super Chill Beer
  13. Bruschetta
  14. Gluten-Free Corndog.
  15. Corn in a Cup -- a pile of sweet corn cut right off the cob, then mixed with chorizo sausage, chayote cheese, lime juice, mayo, butter and a mix of spices the fair calls "magic dust" (No mayo for me, so it's gotta go last)

This year's Iowa State Fair runs from August 13th to the 23rd. You can find more info here.