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This is one unicornicopia of a food competition!

Released: June 08, 2018

Photos available here.

DEL MAR, Calif. (June 8, 2018) – Fair food is always a star of the show at the San Diego County Fair, but this year we added a magical rainbow twist!

Since unicorn foods are currently all the rage, we challenged our food vendors to each come up with a unique unicorn-themed food item to offer throughout the run of the Fair. The cherry on top was creating a unicorn food competition, where our vendors faced off with their best unicorn creations for judges to taste.

And the overall winner of the “Best Unicorn Food” at the San Diego County Fair is … Unicorn Nitro Pop from the Candy Factory! This popcorn and cotton candy sweet treat is also part magic, allowing fairgoers to blow nitro vapor out of their mouths and noses like a dragon with every bite.

“We wanted to create something that was whimsical, delicious and colorful to give our Nytro Pop a magical presentation,” said Dominic Palmieri of the Candy Factory and Midway Gourmet who developed and debuted last year’s No. 1 San Diego County Fair food item – Nitro Pop. “I mean, how much sweeter can you make it than encasing Nitro Pop in a giant pillow of cotton candy? So many fairgoers have been looking for it because it’s just so much fun.”

Two unicorn food competition winners were also named in both ‘sweet’ and ‘savory’ categories:

Sweet category:
1st place – Country Fair’s Blended Bliss Smoothies, Pina Colada
2nd Place – Chuckwagon’s Deep-Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings with Caramel & Sprinkles

Savory category:
1st Place – Pignotti's Gourmet Italian Lasagna Nachos
2nd Place – Tasti Burger’s Spicy Unicorn Cheese Curd Fries

Are you interested in covering the 2018 San Diego County Fair? Fill out a Media Credentials Request Form on our media page here: www.sdfair.com/media.

About the 2018 San Diego County Fair

Get ready for treats that will tempt all of your senses! “How Sweet It Is” is the theme for the 2018 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. Visitors will discover, with kid-in-a-candy-store wonder, just how sweet the fair truly is. This magical candy land opens at 4 p.m. June 1 and runs through July 4 (the fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in June). You’ll leave the ordinary world behind the minute you step into this magical sweet spot overflowing with opportunities to truly savor summer with the excitement of a wide-eyed kid. Whether it’s sampling rainbow-colored unicorn foods, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, and one of the top five fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing approximately 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information, visit sdfair.com.

For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
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