Like the bag says, they have been a tradition since 1915. I don't know what they cost back then but I do remember when they were 25 cents apiece. Now they are $1.00 each. And actually you can buy the Fisher's scone mix at any grocery store in the area but there's something about getting them at The Fair, along with a cup of coffee...they just taste different out there.
They are a type of short bread dough, cut into a triangle, baked and then filled with a nice pat of butter and raspberry jam. Strawberry jam doesn't get it.........it has to be raspberry. I always bring a couple home and then, like this morning, put one in the microwave for a few seconds and have it with a cup of coffee. YUM !!!!!!!!
I just "Googled" fair scones and came up with the following;
"FISHER SCONES - A Northwest Tradition - The original famous fair scone mix
For more than 80 years, Fisher Scones have been a tradition at fairs and festivals throughout the Northwestern United States. These triangular shaped biscuits, baked fresh and smothered in honey-whipped butter and tart raspberry jam, have created unparalleled loyalty.
Fisher Scones was created by the Seattle-based Fisher Flour Mills in the early 1900’s to promote its flour at various events. What started as a promotional tool eventually became a signature item at more than 39 fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest.
William H. Paulhamus, president and general manager of the Puyallup Fair (Western Washington State Fair), discovered Famous Fair Scones in 1915 at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. While browsing for new products, Paulhamus noticed a crowd of event goers waiting anxiously to sample these triangular shaped biscuits. Curious to see what the fuss was about, Paulhamus tried one for himself and found his soon-to-be star attraction.
Thrilled with his discovery, Paulhamus made arrangements to debut Fisher Scones at the 1915 Puyallup Fair in the very same corner booth where they remain today. So confident about their future success, Paulhamus donated the jam for the scones from his own business to attract the Fisher Company and sold the first scone at the Puyallup Fair for a nickel."
There's a great shop called the Pacific Northwest Shop at the other end of town from me that sells, among other things, Fisher Scone mix. Here's the link to their website.
Now remember, if you get the mix and make them...they have to be triangular shaped and filled with raspberry jam or they won't be any good. :)
Until next time....Linda