Friday, July 26, 2013

State Fair Food Planning

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Bacon Nuggets with Berry Weiss Jelly (source)

Less than one week to go until the Wisconsin State Fair 2013 kicks off! Since I've done one of these posts the last two years, I wanted to keep the tradition going. Here's what I'm hoping to consume this year:

New Food - Find the complete list here.
  • Beer-Battered Macaroni & Cheese Bites with Jack Cheese and Bacon - Sounds interesting. This might be a good alternative to the deep-fried macaroni. That stuff is hard to beat, though.
  • Deep-Fried Pepper Jack & Bacon Macaroni & Cheese on a Stick - Oh no, more delicious fried macaroni options! What to do, what to do.
  • Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Bacon Nuggets with Berry Weiss Jelly - Peanut butter mixed with blended bacon, hand-rolled in Panko bread crumbs, deep fried and served hot and fresh with Berry Weiss Jelly. I hate to admit it, but I'm intrigued.

Food on a Stick - The complete list is here.
  • Deep-Fried PB & J - Why did I not get this the last two years? I keep talking about it...
  • Cookie Dough on a Stick - I always have this at the end of the night and can never finish it, but that's what friends are for. I mentioned in my 2012 retrospective that I might skip the cookie dough this year, so we'll see. It could happen.

Will Not Be Trying
  • Better with Bacon Bar - Ice cream rolled in bacon pieces and dipped in chocolate. I said this last year, and I'll say it again - what is the impulse to add bacon to everything? The peanut butter and bacon nuggets sound OK, but I'm not sure about the ice cream. Maybe the salty/sweet combo would be good??
  • Krispy Kreme Burger with Spicy Pig Candy - I don't even know what that means, but I'll probably just stick to the regular Krispy Kreme cheeseburger. Apparently spicy pig candy is candied bacon. Of course.
  • Cajun Frog Legs on a Stick - Ew?

Yearly Must Haves
  • Deep-Fried Oreos - Seriously, they taste like Oreo-flavored donuts. 
  • Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger - It was surprisingly tasty last year (with ketchup), and I may just have it again.
  • Sweetcorn Jalapeno Nuggets - So good.


  1. Here I am eating breakfast and getting hungry again for all this savory goodness!
    This Ever Evolving Life

  2. I live vicariously through you with those foods. My splurge is a corn dog (or two..or three...)...

  3. Beer battered mac and cheese?! Um, yum! I am always shocked at the disgusting types of food served at the fair, but that sounds amazing!

  4. I have heartburn just thinking about all that fair food! But, I am dying for some beer battered mac and cheese bites...sound heavenly!