7 New Foods Introduced At The 2024 Florida Strawberry Festival
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Springtime's vivid colours are painting the scenery, and excitement for the Florida Strawberry Festival is rising. This is a moment to welcome the new season, new happenings of the year when towns come together to enjoy a valued aspect of American culture: an abundant crop of delicious strawberries, all under the bright Florida sun. The event, which started out small but has grown into a huge celebration, is now a mesmerizing display of economic, agricultural, and historical culture that draws tourists from all around Florida and beyond.

The Florida Strawberry Festival is a monument to the maintaining motivation of society as a whole as well as an exceptional cuisine rooted in history but bursting with modernity. The festival presents a multifaceted picture of American life with a quilt of exhibitions covering the visual arts, economics, and agribusiness. A feast awaits guests as they wander around the busy grounds, from the delightful scent of freshly harvested strawberries to the lively melodies of drummers marching with colourful floats.

The main focus of this celebration is the Florida strawberry, a beloved symbol of agricultural excellence and tradition. Even in the middle of all the excitement and publicity, the festival remains firm in its dedication to protecting and advancing this great legacy. As the 2024 edition starts from 29 February to 10 March, excitement grows over 7 mouthwatering new food delicacies that promise to transform the food experience at the Florida Strawberry Festival and captivate taste buds.

1. The Strawberry Sriracha Chicken Sandwich

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The first debut dish is The Aussie Grill by Outback's Strawberry Sriracha Chicken Sandwich. With a burst of sriracha and strawberry, this sub combines fried chicken and makes a special Plant City dish. Try their special Bacon Bomb Burger, Chicken Tenders, and their traditional chicken item in addition to this new item. On Ford Lane, keep an eye out for The Aussie Grill.

2. Almond Joy Funnel Cake

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Mama Jane made the Almond Joy Funnel Cake. Renowned for her creative twists on funnel cakes, Mama Jane has created a classic funnel cake covered with almonds and coconut combination, drizzled with dusting sparkling sugar, and coated with delicious milky chocolate sauce. This delicious treat may be found at the Best Around truck next to the main stage.

3. Bacon, Caramel, Peanut Butter Apple Fries

Try the Bacon, Caramelized Sugar, Peanut Butter Apple Fries if you're in the mood for a distinctive take on a traditional fair dish. The mix of flavours in these heart-winning apple fries is full of flavours, with crunchy bacon, Ghirardelli caramel, and the addition of peanut butter powder on top. The addition of ice cream is the cherry on the cake.

4. Belgium Waffle Strawberry Sundae

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Dive into a Belgium Waffle Strawberry Sundae for a delightfully flavorful and crisp treat. Try this freshly made Belgium waffle with whipped cream on top, fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and a fresh strawberry. This is a must-try because you can also get your hands on this dessert by visiting SanJon Concessions. It is located close to the Florida Strawberry Festival History Center and Gift Shop.

5. Berry Battered Golden Oreo

George’s Fun Foods offers a delicious and new treat, the Berry Battered Golden Oreo. A strawberry funnel cake batter is used to coat a golden Oreo, which is then covered with whipped cream, ice cream, a dusting of powdered sugar, and delicious strawberry syrup. To fulfill your sweet tooth, head to Edwards Street and find George's Fun Foods.

6. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Slush

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Enjoy Moose Joose Slush's Chocolate Coated Strawberries Slush to relieve heat. Hershey's chocolate syrup infuses this cool smoothie, which is garnished with white cream, a thick chocolate coating, and strawberries covered with lots of chocolate syrup. Stop by Moose Joose Slush and try this tasty new drink.

7. Deep fried Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough

Lastly, Carousel Foods' Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough is an inventive take on a sweet treat. Covered in rich funnel cake batter, the strawberry shortcake cookie mixture is cooked till golden brown, then garnished with strawberry syrup, and at last, sugar powder is sprinkled. Carousel Foods, close to East Independent, is where to go for this delectable delight.

The 2024 Florida Strawberry Festival offers every visitor a tasty and enjoyable experience with these 7 new items. Don’t miss a chance to try these newly introduced dishes at this festival. Plan and go with your friends and family to enjoy this celebration ending on 10 March.