There's a dairy dilemma out at the Tulsa State Fair. The problem is what they are not serving at the Dairy Bar.
One of our viewers contacted us, so we sent News on 6 reporter Rick Wells out to the fair to investigate.
As you said it's not what they are serving at the dairy bar, it's what they're not serving. Duane Sadler e-mailed that he and his family were at the Dairy Bar on Sunday. Stopped by to get an ice cream cone and what they got was a cone full of non-dairy frozen product.
The Dairy Bar at the Tulsa State Fair is a place to get something really cold. "It was this gooey stuff in the cone that wasn't really even close to ice cream." Duane complained and got a refund. They told him it was a non-dairy product. "As my 17 year old daughter would say, it's just wrong."
Gordon Harden with the fair told us they taste tested the stuff. "We did thorough tasting on different kinds of products; this was the one that was picked by probably eight out of ten people.â€ Itâ€™s lactose free and low in fat and cholesterol. Sounds healthy. "The reason we use it, itâ€™s more convenient for high volume production, and also the health department likes it cause it's a lot safer product."
Since its not real ice cream it won't spoil, but this is the Dairy Bar. Well they do put real milk in the shakes and malts just no real ice cream. I tried the vanilla, it was cold, it tasted ok, but honestly, not like ice cream. They sell it in cones, cups, sundaes and waffle cones.
Fair goers didn't seem to mind much that it's not the real stuff. 2 year old Lindi Brooking of Tipton really liked it. Kids will eat anything.
The Dairy Bar is located next to the milking parlor. Dixie the Southwest Dairy Association demo cow gets milked every day here. Wonder if she knows the Dairy Bar is really a non-dairy bar.
So there it is, the Dairy Bar at the Tulsa State Fair serving up the non dairy frozen product. It comes in vanilla, chocolate and a swirl.