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Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb wins Iowa State Fair food contest


The winning item is brisket infused with bacon and jalapeno cheese on the inside wrapped in bacon with a sweat chili glaze on the outside. (Iowa State Fair)

Presidential hopefuls seemed to have liked this type of pork, and so did the voting public. 

Politicians may have moved on from pressing the flesh and sampling food on a stick at the 2015 Iowa State Fair, but citizens have just cast their vote and it looks like bacon and brisket are the winners.

The Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb Tuesday took top honors in the fair's New Food Contest.

The bacon-wrapped brisket beat out Corn in a Cup and the Toasted Coconut Caramel Cluster, getting 117 votes in all. Out of the 15 new foods at this year's fair, there were 12 entries in the contest. 

Fair officials say the champion treat is just $7 and features 8 oz. of fresh brisket trimmings infused with a light jalapeno cheese, blended with seasonings, and then wrapped in bacon. It is then smoked and lightly sauced in a homemade Sweet Chili BBQ Sauce. It is located at The Rib Shack in Walnut Square behind Anne & Bill Riley Stage.

The winning food will be available throughout the Fair, August 13-23, so grab this pork while you can.