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    Updated on Aug 19, 2020. Posted on Mar 31, 2014

    25 Truly Terrifying Things You Can Eat At The Houston Rodeo

    Rodeo is actually Spanish for deep-fried wonderland.

    There is a whole lot of food at the Houston Rodeo. A haven for some, a nightmare for others, here is everything you can eat at the world's largest rodeo.

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    1. Pretty much any deep-fried food you could possibly think of.

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    Like fried red velvet cake.

    2. Fried cheesecake, anyone?

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    What about Twinkies? Reese's?

    3. Or what about a deep-fried "Snicker"?

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    Yeah just one snicker, because more than one deep-fried Snickers bar will surely lead to death.

    4. Honestly, cookie dough is probably the most logical food to deep fry.

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    But wait, there's more.

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    5. How about a deep-fried Pop Tart?

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    To be honest, it really just tastes like a whole lot of dough.

    6. Or Oreo?

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    The Oreos were pretty damn good. Too good.

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    * hides in shame *

    And then there's the crème de la crème of deep-fried foods....

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    7. A beautiful, giant, sent-from-heaven glob of deep-fried Nutella.

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    No one knows how they do it, but frankly no one cares. GET IN MY BELLY.

    8. And if that still wasn't enough for you, why not wash it down with a fried moon pie?

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    9. There are also non-fried foods, like GIANT cinnamon rolls.

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    Fly to Texas and eat this immediately.

    10. And giant floating corn dogs?

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    Did you really expect there to NOT be a giant floating corn dog?

    The corn dogs, up close and personal.

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    Slightly more approachable than the floating variety.

    PIZZA SHACK ALERT!

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    Official alert: behold The Pizza Shack the giver of life, cheesy goodness, and severely clogged arteries.

    11. But who cares about arteries when there are volcano nachos!

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    12. GIANT PIZZA.

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    Oh wait... "pizza shown is NOT actual size!"

    You win this time, Pizza Shack.

    13. Corn Shack > Pizza Shack.

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    14. Hey look! Big old bags of popcorn that need consuming.

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    And look you can get HOT cheese as a topping. PTL.

    15. And now for the good stuff... MEAT, aka steak.

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    Not of any particular variety, just steak apparently.

    16. Wow, bacon-wrapped turkey legs.

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    Why not?

    17. Also, Texas-sized turkey legs.

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    In case the bacon-wrapped wasn't enough for you.

    18. Chicken-fried bacon.

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    Wait so is it chicken, fried like bacon? Or bacon in the style of chicken?

    19. Brisket baked potato.

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    More meat = more better.

    20. Half-pound burgers, jumbo corn dogs, and giant western sausages.

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    So I guess their motif is... big food?

    21. Jumbo butterflied, fried shrimp.

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    That's a lot of adjectives for one shrimp.

    22. And finally, the side dishes. I give you cowboy potatoes.

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    Hey there, spud.

    23. Fried green tomatoes, Texas toothpicks, hushpuppy baskets.

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    What exactly is a Texas toothpick do you think?

    24. And many types of pickles and pickled goods.

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    Famous pickle dog, pickle chips, tequila pickle poppers, and beer-battered onion rings. You know, just to mix things up a bit.

    25. But most importantly, remember everything tastes better with beer.

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    Amen, the end.

    P.S. If you need some hand sanitizer after all that food, it's located in between the Hershey's syrup bottles.

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    Happy eating, y'all.

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