Bratwurst Lollipop


Available in Madison, WI, this Bratwurst Lollipop is a bratwurst patty that’s been dipped in funnel cake batter, fried to golden perfection, and comes served with maple syrup.

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EPIC: Minnesota State Fair Has Deep-Fried Breakfast On-a-Stick and Jello Salad


It’s that time of year again. Rusty roller coasters form under the blazing summer sun. Enormous SpongeBob plush dolls hang above rigged Ball & Basket! games. Everything from Twinkies to last night’s leftovers get deep-fried and sold for a Hamilton.

Yes, the food. Fairs are prime breeding grounds for “insane” eats that cater to our thrill-seeking arteries. The Minnesota State Fair has mastered this arena — slinging the usual funnel cakes and turkey legs alongside new, er, groundbreaking offerings.

Check ’em out:

Breakfast on a Stick


A pancake sandwich with American and Swiss cheese, a sausage patty, egg and Canadian bacon that gets dipped in sweet batter then deep-fried on a stick.



Beer Gelato


Creamy gelato blended with craft beer


Blue Cheese & Corn Fritz


Deep-fried corn fritters filled with blue cheese and served with chimichurri dipping.


Chicken in the Waffle


Crispy chicken smothered in sausage gravy and stuffed in a waffle cone.


Deep-Fried Lobster On-A-Stick


Canadian lobster chunks poached in butter, doused in corn batter, then deep-fried. Of course.


Jello Salad Ice Cream


A sweet cream based packed with lime juice, cranberry sauce and marshmallows dipped in marshmallow crème.


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This churro is injected with Jack Daniels, wrapped in bacon, grilled, tossed in sugar, and is served with whipped cream and maple syrup.


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Chicken Charlie’s Latest Creation: The Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger

Triple Krispy Kreme Burger

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Finally: A Handy Nutritional Guide to Fair Food [Infographic]


In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a legislation requiring restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets to show calorie counts next to food items on menus and menu boards. Despite the health law, most local county fairs fail to display nutritional information — probably because they don’t want to scare off customers with the calorie-packed truth, and many booths simply aren’t under the jurisdiction of that law.

Thus, we’re left to guess at how many calories deep-fried Oreos contain, and how much sodium a giant Turkey leg is coated with (1,900 milligrams). Thanks to this colorful new photo-infographic, we’re now privy to the nutritional makeup of some of the most popular food items available on this summer’s fair circuit:


Infographic via Rasmussen College


The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Exists

Just when you thought the Dunkin’ Donuts Breakfast Sandwich was the craziest thing between a donut bun, someone had to go and take this donut sammich trend to another level.

Making it’s debut at the San Diego County Fair, this fatty concoction was created by Chicken Charlie’s. You know, the same people who brought you the Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich: a raspberry jelly-filled donut, split in half, stuffed with chicken, topped with honey sauce. No big.

Looking to step their game up, Chicken Charlie’s is offering the latest in outrageously delicious fair food with the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe. Featuring a pile o’ sloppy joe topped with cheese inside a split Krispy Kreme glazed donut, this heart attack of a sandwich seems to pair well with a deep fried bacon-wrapped pickle. Because only in America do we pair fried food together like cheese and fine wine.

No word yet on how this dish actually tastes but how can you go wrong with a sandwich oozing its meaty guts between two pieces of fried sugar?

The answer: you can’t.

H/T + PicThx Gawker


Dip These Mini Corn Dog Muffins in Sriracha Sauce


This simple recipe puts a spin on the classic corn dog while using a bit of imagination and ingenuity in the process. The traditionally corny batter is given a makeover with the addition of green chilies for a hint of spice but not overwhelmingly so — that task is left to America’s new favorite condiment, Sriracha. Yes, these bite sized morsels are paired with spicy sriracha sauce for dipping, just in case you felt the need to eat a fireball. Did I mention everything is placed inside a mini muffin tin and baked in the oven?! Too cutes.

So for the love of county fairs, crack out the cobwebbed muffin tins you once believed to be useless and give this one a shot! Peep the recipe here.

H/T Tablespoon


In China, Kaleidoscopic Flower-Shaped Cotton Candy in 4 Minutes

Cotton candy is a magical process to begin with — throw some sugar into a cotton candy machine and within seconds it turns into delicious-melt-in-your-mouth-fluff. Now peeps from China have created a way to make a flower blossom using the simple cotton candy-making process and a single skewer.

The steps are simple enough: Sugar is thrown into the spinning candy maker, which creates the oblong shape. Next, a wet skewer is  used to make indentations that form the petals. For the second layer of petals, another sugar color is tossed in and engulfs the initial flower and this layer is also indented. The process is repeated accordingly. The result: Within four minutes you have a multi-layered, kaleidoscopic wonder of sugary fluff.



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