Iowa’s Five Best Kept Secrets Are Also It’s Most Delicious
Not everyone knows that Iowa is home to some of the most delicious things in the world. And maybe nobody cares all that much. So even if you never get on the Jeopardy game show, it's still nice to be on the side of knowledge.
Here are the five greatest products that many Iowans don't know are from Iowa:
Chosen by many as Iowa's best homegrown Potato Chips, these tasty snacks are made the old-fashioned way, sliced thin and fresh every day in Burlington Iowa. A recent change in the type of oil used to cook the chips caused a bit of concern a few months ago be those worries were quickly tabled as many found the new chip process tasted just as good as ever.
From the heart of Newton, Iowa comes this famous cheese that has the entire state of Wisconsin envious. The 3rd Generation family-run Maytag Dairy Farm has been sharing its love of cheese for 77 years now. You can tour the farm or order purchases and gifts online. You can also spot their wares in area stores. Check out the awesome recipes from their website and plan to make a trip to see them soon.
Roasted in Dubuque, Iowa and now found in over 750 stores in the Midwest, including Hy-Vee and Fareway. Founded by Eric and Michael Gantz, each brand of their coffee uses a special blend of beans with exacting roasting techniques to deliver the perfect cup of brew. They only use Rainforest Alliance certified beans which is good for the farmers and the environment.
The hometown favorite of Le Mars Iowa, this 80-year-old company offers flavors from Bunny Tracks to Salted Caramel, along with every kind of chocolate cone and ice cream bar on a stick. This Ice Cream champion stands up to the best of the best, including Haagen Dazs, Ben & Jerry's and Whitey's in the frozen food aisle.
Celebrating 100 years in business, the story of Jolly Time Popcorn of Sioux City Iowa is an amazing tale that focuses on the essence of small-town success in America. Family members keenly hold on to the traditions that built the popcorn empire into one of the biggest and most successful operations today. Everything about this company is rooted in it's Iowa values...and its love of popcorn, the perfect snack food.