Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Funnies: Fair Foods

Steve and I are heading to the Minnesota State Fair tomorrow for our annual summer eat-a-thon, and we've already started planning our dining strategy! Besides the "must have" items like corn dogs (mine) and mini donuts (his), we're eager to try some of this year's new offerings.

I'm getting a Dough-sant (deep-fried croissant donut) for sure, and Steve has already decided on the Fried Pickles 'n' Chocolate.

Thinking about this made me wonder what other fair concessionaires cook up for their customers. For example, in California you can visit the petting zoo to see pythons and frogs...or you can eat them on kabobs instead:

Not high enough of a fat content for you? Maybe the Krispy Kreme burger at the Wisconsin State Fair is more your speed:

Wouldn't that be yummy served with a side of Koolickles (i.e., pickles soaked in Kool-Aid) from North Carolina:

Or you can have the best of both worlds...get your donuts and Kool-Aid together, with Kool-Aid balls at the San Diego County Fair:

For dessert, why not try deep-fried jelly beans from the Lone Star state:

Guess those Texas fairgoers can enjoy all kinds of delicacies. You could opt for deep-fried "bubble gum" instead:

They're really marshmallows dipped in bubblegum-flavored extract, dipped in batter and deep fried, but is there really that much of a difference?

In case that doesn't fully clog your arteries, the Iowa State Fair may tempt you with fried butter on a stick:

I know this is a Friday Funnies post, but maybe I should have called it Friday Freakies. Even some of the most adventurous eaters might balk at the mealworm-covered caramel apples at the Arizona State Fair:

 If you were in Indiana, you could follow that with a deep-fried Pepsi chaser:

But doesn't some deep-fried beer sound even better? Leave it to those folks at the Texas State Fair again:

What new-fangled concoction have YOU tried at the fair, Inky friends?


C2 said...

I shouldn't have read this before breakfast, ewwwwwwwwwww.

Linda R. said...

oh dear....haven't been to a fair in a while...maybe now I know why?!?!!

stamping sue said...

Oh my!!!! not sure about those delictable delights for me. crazy what some people will deep fry.
stamping sue

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