Dani Koski, of Roland, earned third place in the Desserts for Christina contest judged Monday, Aug. 14, at the Iowa State Fair.


Entrants were challenged to make a dessert where chocolate was the main flavor. The chocolate could include milk, dark, white or a combination. Entries were judged on taste, appearance and originality.


The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 177 divisions, 769 classes and over 9,856 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.