2015 Iowa State Fair Food: Fair Square

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- To have a successful Iowa State Fair food, it must be delicious and on a stick. Fair Square has both.

Fair Square offers popular cereals, melted in butter and mixed marshmallows, then served on a stick. They always have three different flavors. This year's are plain, peanut butter, and chocolate marshmallow malt.

"Ummmm,'" said Patty Lau, as she chomped into her first bite of her chocolate marshmallow malt Fair Square. "It is worth $2.50, could be worth $3.50."

Lau said while she won't be able to eat the whole things, she recommends anyone who comes out to get one.

Chocolate marshmallow malt is the new flavor they have added this year and it's already a hit.

"It's always our new one. So this year it's the chocolate marshmallow malt," says Savannah Warburton, Fair Square.

Warburton said they lines are long most of the day and it's hard to keep track of how many they sell.

"Oh my, It's a lot. I would rank it up there in the 7,000-ish," said Warburton. She has been with Fair Square for four years so she knows all the tricks to keep the customers happy.

"We have about three or four deliveries a day. We do keep some in the service center," says Warburton.

Fair Square not only provides fairgoers with energy but also keeps the fairgrounds growing. All of the profit goes towards upkeep of the fairgrounds.

"We see what on the fairgrounds could use some renovating. Last year, we did the Youth Inn. All the new bathrooms that were put in, were from us. There was a project by the Varied Industries Building, we put in a circle area for people to sit," says Warburton.

Most of the help comes from volunteers. Warburton said the ladies don't work for Fair Squares but she did joke that if they fall apart someone has to eat them.

"There are some perks," said Warburton.