1. Pizza Cone
Location: Florida State Fair 2013
The legendary Pizza Cone has been around for a while now, but this year the Pizza Cone made an appearance at the Florida State Fair way back in February (we get it Florida…you’re warm, but you’re weird). I know what you’re thinking and YES. Pizza can be sexy.
2. White Chocolate Dipped Bacon
Location: California State Fair 2012
Suck it, strawberries! Chocolate has found a new partner-in-crime.
3. Fried Cactus
Location: Texas State Fair 2012
Because every time you look at a cactus, don’t you want to touch it? Better yet, don’t you want your MOUTH to touch it?
4. Hot Beef Sundae
Location: Indiana State Fair 2010
Hot Beef Sundae: Marinated beef. Mashed potatoes. Gravy. Cheese. Even topped with a cherry (tomato, that is…). Think of all the burly Midwest men ordering this, taking a bite, and then nodding to themselves contently, saying, “This is how we DO.”
5. Chocolate Covered Scorpion
Location: Alameda State Fair 2011
Looks like something from Willem Dafoe’s snack pantry….but just wait. It gets worse.
6. Fried Bubblegum
Location: Texas State Fair 2011
Ohhhh, so now I can FINALLY give into my impulse to swallow my gum!
7. Kool-Aid Pickles
Location: North Carolina State Fair 2011
Pickles soaked in Kool-Aid and nicknamed “Koolickles”.
OHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAAA—no. Just no.
8. Mealworm Caramel Apple
Location: Arizona State Fair 2011
…this is what I meant when I said it got worse, people.
9. Fried Beer
Location: Texas State Fair 2010
Those brilliant bastards. They found a way to cure your drunk food craving WHILE getting drunker.
10. Corn Dog
Location: Texas State Fair, 1942
Yes, there have been many crazy state fair foods out there in recent years, but NOTHING beats this classic, the corn dog. Can you IMAGINE the pandemonium that erupted in 1942 when the “corny dog” was first introduced by the Fletcher brothers? “What? What is this piece of bread on a stick? It just tastes likes cornbrea-OMFG THERE’S A HOT DOG IN HERE!”