Summertime fairs are known for their weird foods, many of which are deep-fried concoctions or odd pairings.
Take, for instance, Pig Lickers at the Minnesota State Fair dark chocolate-covered bacon strips sprinkled with sea salt.
Then theres the Kookie Cookie Sandwich at the San Diego County Fair, which consists of two oatmeal cookies serving as buns for a grilled chicken fillet thats slathered with cream cheese and jam.
The State Fair of Texas sells Texas Fried Jelly Bellys jelly beans rolled in funnel cake batter and deep-fried.
The Florida State Fair offers deep-fried Snickers, while the Iowa State Fair boasts a Hot Beef Sundae, a bowl of mashed potatoes, beef, gravy, cheddar cheese, and a cherry tomato.
Finally, the deep-fried Twinkie is a nationwide fair staple. It was invented in Brooklyn in 2001 and introduced that summer at fairs.
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