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We've made it through 5 years of fried food eating goodness at the fair.  I'm pretty confident this year's trip has been the most epic to date - I don't remember any other years when we've sampled quite as many foods as we managed this year.  We spent a good 6 hours at the fair just walking from stand to stand, looking for the most interesting things, and eating.  Going with a group of at least 6 people works out well.  We all contribute $20 to a group fund, and we use that money to buy food.  The money goes farther that way, and we get just a couple of bites of many things, so we get to try a lot of stuff.  I can't wait for next year!

Our list this year:
Chili - Had to coat my stomach early for all of the fried things to come
Waffle Fries - Seriously the best fries I've had.  Fantastic if you're into crispy fries.
Deep Fried Quesadilla - The tortilla offered a very nice, delicate crunch.  I was surprised that this was so good, although it was very greasy.
2012-09-29 15-16-22 705 by robinlstrauss

Beef Sundae (mashed potatoes with brisket and gravy, topped with a cherry tomato)
2012-09-29 15-37-36 953 by robinlstrauss

Texas Donut (maple donut with bacon)
2012-09-29 15-39-04 127 by robinlstrauss

Deep Fried Reeses (the rounder thing int he picture below)
Deep Fried Snickers (the 2 things towards the back in the picture below)
2012-09-29 15-39-00 598 by robinlstrauss

Deep Fried Cream Cheese - A treatfrom Hot Dog on a Stick that they don't sell at the mall.  It was served with a sweet chili sauce, but I would have like it more if the sauce had more kick.
2012-09-29 16-17-55 513 by robinlstrauss

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers - These are a group favorite that is always on the must have list.
Deep Fried Cookie Dough - New this year.  The very best thing I ate all day.
Deep Fried Oreos
Deep Fried Klondike
Deep Fried Cinnamon Toast Crunch - I was most looking forward to this, and I might have been the most disappointed by it.  I'd love to see a Cap'n Crunch version, but otherwise I probably wouldn't have it again.
Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly
2012-09-29 17-16-39 802 by robinlstrauss

Deep Fried Italian Dough (kind of like the cinnamon dessert at Taco Bell) - Before we ordered, I was really hoping that this was a savory dough.  I was hoping for something more akin to garlic knots.
2012-09-29 18-09-46 51 by robinlstrauss

Deep Fried Pineapple
2012-09-29 18-09-41 226 by robinlstrauss

Deep Fried Spam - They failed to cook the dough on this one, otherwise it might have been better.
Deep Fried Lobster - Easily the absolute worst thing we ate all day.  The only thing worse I've had at the fair is deep fried watermelon.
Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese
2012-09-29 19-48-57 825 by robinlstrauss

Regular Grilled Cheese


Robin Strauss
United States
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite genre of music: Ska and Reggae


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