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A Shake-Up with a twist at the Indiana State Fair

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INDIANAPOLIS -  The votes are in and the Fruit Twister Shake-up has been named the 2014 Signature Food of the Indiana State Fair, which runs Aug. 1-17.

"Perfect flavor!" said Contest Judge Greg Browning of WJJK Radio. "I love the strawberry pieces and pineapple."

The drink, from Goodwin Family Products, was selected over four other finalists after viewing photos of all the entries and reading the comments of six panelists who tasted all five dishes. The contest included reviewing photos of all the entries, as well as considering comments from six panelists who tasted all five dishes.

The Fruit Twister Shake-up combines fresh lemons, oranges, pineapple and strawberries with sugar or Splenda, ice and water. It is then shaken to perfection. Visitors will be able to find the fair's newest beverage on Main Street, not far from the Fairgrounds Coliseum.

Contest Judge and Eatdrinkindy.com Editor Jolene Ketzenberger found it "very refreshing.

"A tasty alternative to a lemon shake-up," she said. "Lots of flavor."

The contest rules required all the vendors to "renovate" fair-favorite recipes and present them in a new, exciting way.

Other entries, which will all be for sale at the State Fair, include:

-The Mac Daddy (Gobble Gobble) - Gobble Gooble's signature homemade macaroni and cheese topped with their pulled BBQ turkey

-Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sandwich (Urick Concessions) - Creamy, soft-served vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two golden brown mini funnel cakes topped with powdered sugar and a drizzle of chocolate sauce

-Cheeseburger Basket on a Stick (Barto's Catering) - All the elements of Barto's signature cheeseburger basket rolled into one delicious ball - fresh seasoned ground beef and sharp-aged cheddar cheese tucked into a hash brown potato ball, rolled in seasoned bread crumbs, deep-fried to a golden brown and served on a stick to be eaten on-the-go

-Colossal Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a Salted Chocolate Carmel Shake (American Dairy Association) - Three columns of breaded mozzarella sandwiched between two slices of American cheese grilled to perfection on Sour Dough Bread, accompanied by a delicious Salted Chocolate Caramel Milkshake

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