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10-23-2011, 04:25 PM
It might be a little late in the year to be thinking of state fairs, but I found this article on wacky fair foods:

Warning, one or two of the items in this display are real appetite-killers!

10-23-2011, 04:31 PM
YUCK! It's really sad when the fried butter is one of the more appetizing items there.

10-23-2011, 05:10 PM
ummmm, burger with bacon/cheese between 2 donut buns? Hello? Disgusting.

10-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Ok, I was sure that I'd be drooling given that I'm a food addict, but honestly, most of those items were not fit for consumption. Some just seem odd. Who would enjoy a fried pickle? Who would enjoy chocolate covered bacon? I like bacon and I like chocolate, but that doesn't mean they should be combined. ;) It really is shocking. Thanks for posting. ;)

11-11-2011, 05:30 PM
Sad as it is... my sons have actually tried a few of these - deep fried pickles, the krispy kreme burger (the sweet smell made me gag), deep fried bacon and chocolate covered bacon. Even sadder is that none of them were tried at a fair. In Texas, it's all about putting the strange foods on menus. Another big thing down here is deep fried mac n' cheese. :?:

Shannon in ATL
11-11-2011, 05:37 PM
I actually fried dill pickle chips. Surprisingly good. :eek:

Misti in Seattle
12-05-2011, 11:21 PM
Personally I am going for the mealworm-covered caramel apples! NOT Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

12-05-2011, 11:40 PM
I have to say...fried pickle is pretty delicious. It really satisfies a craving for salty/tart/crunchy like no other.

Misti in Seattle
12-05-2011, 11:43 PM
Actually I thought the fried pickles sounded pretty good too :)

12-13-2011, 02:45 PM
I'd eat the chocolate covered bacon and the fried pickles, and I'd try the pickle pops. The rest of the stuff doesn't look too good to me.

12-17-2011, 07:26 PM
Personally I am going for the mealworm-covered caramel apples! NOT Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Amen, Misti, that's the appetite-killer *I* was thinking of! :barf: Nothing wrong with fried pickles, I've tried those, they're no worse than fried anything else

12-23-2011, 11:10 AM
Someone at my boyfriend's office brought in chocolate covered bacon once. He said it was actually pretty good. But again, this is a man who owns more than one bacon related shirt so I can't say I'm surprised he liked something that primarily consisted of bacon.

Zombie latte
01-17-2012, 06:47 AM
Scorpion is actually REALLY good.

02-19-2012, 05:27 PM
Wow, people actually eat that stuff? Cheeseburger with fried ice cream, what? I thought I had a bad diet xD

02-26-2012, 06:10 PM
I am not tempted by most of the creations on this list. However, some of them don't seem so bad. I'd try chocolate covered scorpion, python kebabs (which looks healthy), and pickle pops.

In San Francisco, there is a "Bacon Bacon" food truck that travels to different neighborhoods. I've bought a bouquet of chocolate covered bacon for my office. I tried a piece and liked it. My coworkers loved it. We get excited when Bacon Bacon parks nearby.


05-14-2012, 09:37 PM
some pretty strange stuff....

for me, i'll stick with my personal favorite, the corn dog. last time i had one, i went from here in nc....all the way to the Iowa State Fair to have one. (best fair in the country, in my opinion!!)

and yes, it was worth the trip.

oh, and i'll have a fresh squeezed lemonade with that, please.

Elsewhere is Fine
05-20-2012, 06:56 PM
mealworm apple.... scary ><
I do want those python kebabs though.

08-08-2012, 11:46 PM
I was down in Texas earlier this year and when the women I was traveling/staying with heard that I had never had deep fried pickles they got me to try them and they are actually tasty!

I live in Alaska and the reindeer sausage isn't too bad as long as you don't mind spicy.

The other items looked grosssssssssssssssss

08-10-2012, 01:30 AM
all i can say is deep fried cookie dough. mmmmmmmm! it was good :D

11-19-2012, 02:44 AM
The local fast food place near here does a mean fried mars bar or snickers. Not bad, but you do need to let them cool slightly or the will burn your tongue

11-19-2012, 08:12 AM
Oh god - I am such a foodie. I can see how most of these work flavor wise and in combination. :lol:

The meal worm isn't exactly appetizing for me, but I can see how the textures/saltiness/sweetness work though.

Unfortunately, now I REALLY want fried pickles... :(

01-15-2013, 02:04 PM
The best tasting (yet probably the worst thing I ever ate) was deep fried cheesecake with powdered sugar and fudge from the county fair.

01-15-2013, 11:04 PM
I am seriously grossed out by chocolate covered scorpions!!! I could never eat something like that!!!

But at fairs I love deep fried oreos!!