Nearly 250 people came out to sample potential new menu items for next school year and to vote for their favorites. Thanks to Food Services Director Georgia Rigney & Food Services Secretary Alice Morrison, as well as all the school cafeteria kitchen managers and cooks for the hard work they put into making this event possible. Extra thanks also to School Board Member Jeff Sams for his special interest and help in coordinating this event. Clinton County Extension Office, Clinton County Family Resource Center, and 21st Century Community Learning Center were also there to provide information to attendees. In addition, the Bus Stop Cafe was on site so that parents and students could see how meals are distributed throughout the county during the Summer Feeding Program. Big thanks to the Clinton County Alumni Band for providing music during the event!
And...the results are in! This year the food displays were organized by vendor. The big winner at the General Mills table was the Pillsbury Mini Cinnis, receiving a 92% favorable vote! Among the JTM items, Gold Kist Pop Corn Chicken Smackers came out on top with a 96% "liked it" vote! The JTM Philly Beef on Rich's Flat Bread was also very popular, with 95% of taste testers giving it a "thumbs up!" Rich's Cinnamon Roll received the most favorable feedback - 99%! The favorite item offered by Schwan's was Big Daddy's Primo Four Cheese Pizza, with 96% of those who tried it voting "yes!" In the "Battle of the Sidekicks," Ridgefield's Kiwi-Strawberry Sidekick frozen treat was the winner. Kellogg's offered five different varieties of Naked Juice, and the flavor with the most votes was Mighty Mango Smoothie. The new Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Sticks by Bosco and the new Tangy Chicken Parmesan recipe were also well received. Thanks to everyone who participated!