Review: Blueberry Rhubarb Cobbler from Farmers Union Coffee Shop

First and foremost, new this year is Farmers Union Coffee Shop’s revamped stand, with about double the counter space as their previous iteration, which should cut back on what has often been a lengthy line protruding into the adjacent sidewalk. Their new remodel is bright and inviting, a far cry from what it once was, and I hope they continue to catch on in popularity as they have the best coffee at the Fair bar none.

With the lauding of their new space out of the way, this new Blueberry Rhubarb Cobbler is a mess. What could have been a fun and bright treat turns into a cup of sad-looking elements. The accompanying cornmeal biscuit is stale and flavorless, and does a poor imitation of the crumbly crust one would expect from a proper cobbler. The blueberries are flavorful but one-note, and the rhubarb is largely missing from the mix. The whipped cream topping is lazily slopped to one side of the cup, and adds nothing to this concoction. At $8 for a half-filled, lukewarm cup, this item is far too expensive to be worth it to even the biggest berry fans.

Ratings (0-4 scale):

  • Taste: 1
  • Appearance: 0
  • Novelty: 1
  • Value: 0
  • Portability: 2

Overall Score: 4/20 (Fried-Out Flop)

Categories 2018 Minnesota State Fair, Reviews

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