And those plump little fried creations were actually quite filling. I only had two; a full serving is five. They served as a quick mid-afternoon snack in-between my visits to the The Ice Museum, and the Alaskan Pig Races.
All this went down at the local county fair yesterday. As I strolled through the fair, walking off the countless calories packed on by the fried Kool-Aid, I couldn’t help noticing all the varieties of foods available for consumption. Are you a foodie? This is the place to be!
|Texas-sized Turkey Legs|
Hot dogs, that good old-fashioned staple, were nowhere to be seen, though I expect that they were available somewhere. Caramel apples appeared to be absent as well, except in photos at an exhibit that tastefully took you through the food trends at the fair, tying into the theme this year of “Let’s Eat”.
But what was missing? Uh, any postings of nutritional information, of course. But that’s not the point. The objective here is to attract that consumer, hopefully major foodies, who after paying $11 admission, still has a pocketful of cash and plans on having a great time stuffing themselves on “fine” food and fighting dizziness on the rides. And if that consumer brought an entire brood with them, all the better. Bright colors at the stand, pumping music, eye-catching illustrations, smoke rising from the grill are all part of the methodology to lure those hungry folks.
|Some culinary highlights|
One problem though; if you have it once, will you try it again next year? Nah. Those fried Oreos from two years ago are so yesterday! And that’s the prediciment fried Kool-aid will face in a couple of years. Oh, there will be some people that will still want to try it, but it won’t be the latest water cooler subject.
Hmmm….so what WILL they be talking about next year? Here’s a few ideas: Cupcakes with pulled pork filling, hot dogs with Marshmallow Fluff on top, peanut butter and fried kiwi on a bun, calamari dipped in chocolate…are you hungry yet?