State Fairs: they are a quintessential summer event that many of us have fond memories. As children, it is usually the rides and animals that excited, but for the adults? Priority number one is the food.
Below are some of the most interesting items that have been popping up at state fairs, as well as a few classics that should not be missed.
Fair food is unhealthy—that is a given. But these fried avocado bites will make you feel a little better about indulging yourself. First featured at the California State Fair; they are starting to pop up around the country. If you get the chance to try these out, you should not let the opportunity pass you by.
This creative take on a classic dish comes from the Minnesota State Fair. It seems like every vendor is trying to find a new, innovative food to put on a stick, and this one sure seems out there. A cooked meatball and cooked spaghetti are balled up, coated in garlic batter, and deep-fried. This is not something you can get just anywhere, and you should give it a taste if you find it.
How can you fry soda? Well, you can’t; not in the traditional manner, anyway. Instead, the batter is infused with Coca-Cola and then deep-fried before it is coated with powdered sugar and Coca-Cola syrup. This sweet treat it sure to delight and comes from one of the biggest innovators in the world of fair foods: Texas.
Finally, while they might not be as innovative as the foods above, these classics should not be missed. Funnel cakes, corn dogs, pies, caramel apples, salt-water taffy, and more are delightful items that are sure to get you into the fair spirit.