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Maine Potatoes at The Big E's Avenue of the States

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By Jeremy Selwyn
Chief Snacks Officer

The big attraction at the Maine building on the Avenue of the States was the baked potatoes. These potatoes draw many visitors each fall to the The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Even on the relatively uncrowded weekday of our visit, there was an impressive line for the spuds.

 
 

The Path to Baked Potatoes

The Maine building had a separate entrance just for baked potatoes.

 
 

Where's the line?

With the high demand for Maine baked potatoes, crowd control was a priority. Apparently we weren't the only ones who thought (mistakenly) that we could avoid the line by going through the main entrance.

 
 

At your service

The potato professionals at the Maine Potatoes place helpfully prepared each baked potato to suit the customer's tastes.

 
 

Potato preparation

They were very generous with the toppings.

 
 

Ready to eat

Here's the customized baked potato that Keith Shaw (Taquitos.net's Secretary of Snacks) got.

 
 

More than just potatoes!

The Maine building's claim to fame is the potatoes, and that's all the better for those of us who wanted a lobster roll, because there was no line for those!

 
 

Lobster Roll

Here's the Maine lobster roll that I ate.

 
 

Potato Power!

A poster in the Maine building promoted the benefits of eating Maine potatoes.

 
 

Source of Syrup

Bob's Sugarhouse in the same building offered maple syrup and other Maine foods.

 
 

Blueberry Bliss

The Maine building also offered an abundance of blueberry-based foods.

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