Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Weirdest Foods At The Fair

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – County fairs around America are in full swing – and taking a major hit on people’s stomachs.

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 there’s the “Kookie Cookie Sandwich” at the San Diego County Fair, which consists of two oatmeal cookies serving as buns for a grilled chicken fillet that’s 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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