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Fair food apparently has no upper limit on weird

Posted August 3, 2009 3:57 p.m. EDT
Updated August 5, 2009 8:52 a.m. EDT

Every year I hear about some new kind of Fair food... some fried this or broiled that or things combined in weird ways, and I think to myself, "That's it. This cannot possibly get any weirder. We have hit the weird maximum."

And every single year I am wrong, wrong, wrong....

Currently in California the OC Super Fair is running (it's held for almost a month!) and a couple weeks ago the Fair folks out there put out a press release about their food. The deep fried pizza bites I could understand (in fact, I think I saw something like that at the Got to Be NC Festival.) But the Zucchini Weeni?

Yes, it's a hot dog, stuffed inside a zucchini, dipped in batter, and deep fried. And of course you can't have anything like this unless you serve it on a stick. If you're having some trouble envisioning that, Gina Trapani is here to help you out

Care for something a little sweeter? Hey, there's chocolate-covered bacon. It's also frozen, if chocolately isn't enough for you. The pictures are a little nondescript, but here's a nice shot of the Chocolate Covered Bacon booth. (I also liked the sign: "Ask me where to find the chocolate covered bacon!") If you want a preview of how this would taste, your local Fresh Market or Whole Food's may sell a product called Mo's Bacon Bar, which is also chocolate-covered bacon, only mostly chocolate and not frozen.

For pure-dee horrifying it might be tough to beat the Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich. Yes, a Krispy Kreme donut. With chicken in the middle.  After that,  a "pizza cone" sounds positively staid, and thefried meatball on a stick? It's almost normal.

The Fair's approaching fast! I wonder how much of this stuff we'll see while walking along the midway...