State and County fairs are infamous for their eclectic food offerings. A week’s worth of food for a week at the Crawford County Fair.
What: Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake at General Store Concessions
Description: “It tastes like a Reese’s cup shake,” said server Brittany Sala. Blend chocolate soft serve, two big spoonfuls of Peter Pan peanut butter, and milk for a shake so thick, sipping through a straw is a challenge.
Testimonial: “They’re wicked good,” said Andrew Hooghkirk, “dough man” and pizza chef at Campi’s Pizza, the adjacent stand. “Who wants a shake that’s just ‘good?’ I have a different flavor (of milkshake) every day.”
I admitted yesterday that I was a huge ice cream fan, and when I heard the words “peanut butter chocolate milkshake,” it was too good to pass up.
General Store Concessions is run by Ron and Janice Sala of Erie, who run the General Store on Sterrettania Road. They take their stand on the road, gaining a following with their unique fair food. Their steak sandwich has made a fan out of Hooghkirk, who got his sandwich, as I was eating my milkshake.
“It’s got the right mixture of everything, steak, onions, peppers, mushrooms, white American cheese, and a little sprinkle of cheddar on top,” said Hooghkirk.
Brittany, daughter of Ron and Janice, said she invented their best selling milkshake flavor. The Chocolate Peanut Butter combo also brought fans from another concession stand. Over from Parker’s, a stand specializing in over-topped fries, Gary Lee and Rhos Tolle ordered two of the famed shakes.
“It tastes like real peanut butter, so it’s real good,” said Tolle.
Cost: I walked away with this one for free.
Verdict: This creamy mixture did have that Reese’s taste, but it was a little too thick to be sipped out of a straw. I love thick shakes, so I happily ate the Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake with a spoon. Try any of their other milkshake flavors or slushie combinations.
I’ve upedated our Crawford County Fair Food gallery, check out photos of Campi’s Pizza’s Andrew Hooghkirk making that delicious crust.
If you have any food photos, submit your own at GoCrawfordCounty.com.
Have a favorite fair food? Let me know, so I can try it, too!