The state fair has been in town for a few weeks and we finally found the time to experience it in all its deep-fried glory this weekend. Here are some highlights:
Deep-fried Kool-Aid Balls: Proof that you really can fry anything. Of course the vendors sold the standard fried foods you would expect, such as corn dogs and funnel cake, but then there were the fried foods you didn’t think were scientifically possible such as frying a childhood juice drink.
Texas Tater Twisters. While it’s basically just a greasy hybrid of a french fry / potato chip, I bought it because I thought it looked cool. It was also the only thing that a health-nut like myself could stomach (no pun intended). At least it’s a vegetable, right?
Fried Oreos and Fried Candy Bars. The oreos are the little dough balls and the snickers is the wooden stick in the case to the right. For the record, I have had one fried-oreo in my life and it was in Seaside, NJ. It sat in my stomach like a little brick for days and therefore, I didn’t feel compelled to repeat the experience this time around. Although, they did smell really good.
No fair is complete without a freak show. This was an exhibit of preserved animals in glass jars (like the pigs in your freshman year bio class) with bizarre deformities (extra legs, two heads, etc.). I’m not a PETA activist but this made me sad.
Same goes for this guy. This was a horse with really tiny legs. I asked the attendant if he lives a good life outside of the fair and if he gets to run around. She said “He sure does,” and I’m hoping she didn’t just say that to make me feel better.