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Deep Fried Jell-O is actually good

Posted October 14, 2016

Deep fried Jell-O at the N.C. State Fair

— 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.


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