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Deep-fried peanut butter pickles, bacon-wrapped tootsie rolls among new fair foods

Posted October 1, 2015

Deep-fried pickle with peanut butter

— Deep-fried peanut butter pickles and bacon-wrapped tootsie rolls are among the new foods at the North Carolina State Fair this year.

S2 Concessions, which brought fairgoers the deep-fried Girl Scout cookies and red velvet mini donuts in previous years, say the new treats are not for the faint of heart.

“If you love pickles, you’ll love deep-fried peanut butter pickles. The sweet and tart sensations together make for a really good, crazy combination,” said Scott Strother, of S2 Concessions.

The peanut butter pickle is described as an open-faced pickle sandwich - a giant pickle cut in half, smothered in peanut butter, and then dipped in batter and deep-fried.

According to S2 Concessions, bacon-wrapped tootsie rolls have been tested before, but turned out a little too sweet. This year’s concoction is a giant tootsie roll, cut in half, wrapped in bacon, and then dipped in batter and deep-fried.

“The sweet chocolate sensation of a tootsie roll, combined with the salty bacon flavor contrast each other really well,” Strother said.

S2 Concessions’ Mini Donut Trailer will be set up in the Kiddieland section. The N.C. State Fair is Thursday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 25.


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  • Jim Hugs Oct 3, 2015
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    These fatty fried goodies are what keep our doctors from going out of business.

  • David Linkous Oct 2, 2015
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    Yet another good reason to stay away from the North Carolina State Fair.

  • Robert Fotch Jr Oct 2, 2015
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    Yuk! Who would eat that nasty looking thing!

  • Cathy Lane Oct 1, 2015
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    Trying to come up with something different and unusual has taken a nasty turn. Some ideas need to stay in your head!

  • Sam Adams Oct 1, 2015
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    And we wonder why Americans are fat? Who comes up with this stuff?

  • Raleigh Rose Oct 1, 2015
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    That looks unbelievably disgusting. How is that even remotely appetizing?

  • Erica Konopka Oct 1, 2015
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    Why don't the just cut to the chase and deep fry up some turds and be done with it. Deep fried peanut butter pickles? To whom does this appeal?