Deep Fried Jell-O is actually good
Posted October 14, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — I tried the deep fried Jell-O today at the N.C. State Fair. While I was very skeptical about whether this new fair food was going to taste good, I was pleasantly surprised.
The crust is actually a funnel cake batter that has been made into more of a biscuit. The powdered sugar on the outside melts nicely on top, turning it into a doughnut-biscuit hybrid. The cherry Jell-O on the inside becomes more of a jelly when deep fried. It's not overly sweet and actually tasty.
S2 Concessions (a giant pink stand in Kiddieland next to the Bacon on a Stick vendor) spent some time getting this dessert perfected. On Thursday, their freezers weren't working properly so the Jell-O didn't set. The first dishes of this new fair food didn't go out until after 7 p.m. on opening night.