goes to the fair:
Day 5 of the Foodie trek
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[August 10, 2016]
I can say goodbye to fair food for another year (or at the very
least, until the state fair), I thought it appropriate that I stop
for dessert. Iím not a huge dessert person by nature. I enjoy cake
and pie on occasion, especially now that Iím an adult and I can buy
cake for no other reason than to have it. But overall, I tend to
avoid a lot of sweets. But there is a very sweet dessert that I have
avoided for the last few years at the fair, and I decided it was
time to see what all the fuss was about. It was time to eat a
deep-fried candy bar.
At the county fair, there is a stand called Pamís, and they sell
deep-fried candy bars in three varieties. Deep-fried candy is a
concept that has baffled me for the last few years. Is it possible
to deep-fry candy? Does batter go well with chocolate? Wonít the
chocolate just melt away under the heat of the fryer? The answer to
all of these questions is apparently yes. A deep-fried candy bar is
a candy bar dipped in batter and fried for three minutes. The result
looks like a corn dog; for, like all great things, it is served on a
stick. It is then coated in powdered sugar. I will admit, I remained
a little skeptical as the woman at the counter handed it to me and
told me to be careful; it was really hot.
I should specify before going any further that I had my choice of
Three Musketeers, Snickers, or a Milky Way for the candy bar in the
middle of the batter. I went with the first option. Out of all
three, itís my favorite, and seeing as I do appreciate deep-fried
foods, the two could go together and turn out okay.
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As I took the first bite, I stopped for a moment and asked myself;
where has this been all my life? How could fried dough and chocolate
go so well together? How could melted chocolate covered in batter on
a stick taste so good?
Itís the mystery and magic of fair food, I suppose.
If there was a downside to the deep-fried candy bar, it was twofold.
One, my mouth was incredibly dry when I was finished, and I had no
drink left at this point. Two, Iím still not sure it was completely
worth how expensive it was. Either way, with such a strange yet
delicious treat for my dessert, I felt I had finished my journey
through such delicacies, at least until next year. Maybe by that
point in time my stomach will have completely recovered.