I went twice. Spent 14 hours with my BFF, Weezy, on opening day and then Angry and went after work one night and noshed our way through some more goodies.
|It's a veggie. It's healthy!|
Chocolate Covered Fritos – These were good but a little strange. I’m a fan of sweet and salty but Fritos have a “spice” on them that was kind of weird with the chocolate. I’ll stick to chocolate covered pretzels for that type of taste.
|Chocolate and Fritos. Next big thing for people with the munchies?|
Deep Fried Bacon with Country Gravy – This was really good! The bacon was super crispy. I could have done without the gravy though as it didn’t do anything to the bacon.
|Lordy, bacon is better than it was before!|
Deep Fired Butter – These were small dough balls filled will melted butter (about a teaspoon in each?). They also had powdered sugar on them. I was very lucky because Weezy tried the first one. It basically exploded, sending butter everywhere. Luckily, she only got butter on her hands and arms and not on her clothes. I learned from her how NOT to eat them. We both said, at first, that they were pretty good. About an hour later, we decided they were kinda' gross. Why the change of heart? I’m not sure.
|Is there a magical surprise in there?|
|A puddle of butter. Maybe just a little gross?|
|Bacon makes everything better EXCEPT chocolate. Fact.|
|Cookie dough made better by science. Food science that is.|
|Cold batter + mushy fruit = just OK (but healthy because it's fruit!).|
|This is pure genius!|
|World famous Cream Puff from the WI State Fair!|
Day two, in order of “tastings”:
Deep Fried Beer – These were like raviolis filled with beer. The ravioli dough was “blah” and the beer was warm (of course it was, they just deep fried the damn things). Not sure why they added the cheese. I’m glad I tried but would skip this next time.
|What the hell is with the crappy cheese?|
Fried Oysters – A “just because I like oysters” thing for me. Plus, they were on a stick! Angry wanted to try the deep fried bacon so I went with this. They were fresh and yummy.
|Fried ocean goodness!|
Maple Bacon Sundae – Vanilla ice cream with bacon and maple syrup. I wasn’t too sure I’d like this but it was really good. The cold bacon fat was not an issue because the bacon was chopped so you didn’t “notice” the fatty parts. A good mix of sweet and salty.
|Bacon makes almost everything better (see above for the one exception).|
Elvis – Not the real Elvis! These were deep fried peanut butter cups in banana batter (on a stick too!). I LOVE peanut butter cups and I love bananas. This was actually pretty darn good. The peanut butter and chocolate was at a perfect melting point and the batter had just the right amount of banana flavor.
|Oh. my. god.|
Pulled Pork Sandwich – We felt we needed something “real” that wasn’t candy, cheese, or deep fried. This hit the spot and was a great size to share. The pork was infused with IPA beer; beer is good.
Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly – I’m a huge fan of warm, melty peanut butter. This was really good. They didn’t get carried away with the jelly either as there was just enough to give it a slightly sweet taste.
|PB&J made better by a deep fryer.|
Spaghetti and Meatballs on a Stick – While this was pretty generic, we had to try it. How do ya get noodles on a stick you might ask. How about IN the meatballs? The meat didn’t have much seasoning and the sauce was sort of like Ragu but it was worth a try to see how it was done.
|Where's the noodles?|
|Here they are! Packed into the meatball.|
Swiss Cheese in Rye (again) – I liked this so much that I told Angry we
Cream Puff (again) – Well, you can’t go to the Fair and miss the cream puffs. Angry and I were in the same "we already ate too much" boat so we shared. A nice treat to end the night.
|I think we got more cream in this one!|
So, what crap did I get suckered into buying?
Mr. Sticky – HEY! Get your mind out of the gutter! This removes pet hair and crumbs. I got cats. I got crumbs. I now have a Mr. Sticky. So far, I like it.
|This is not an adult toy.|
Sweep Express – This is a rubber broom. It does not do what its name implies. Sweeping is still time consuming. I already own one of these but the bristles are “mushing” together. I needed a new one. I talked Weezy into one so we could get the Mega Pack.
|Doesn't really make sweeping an "express" job.|
Saw - Sorry, this thing doesn't have a fancy schmancy name. It's just a garden saw. Angry and I need this for the back yard. That’s what the sales guy said. I like the looks of it and hope I don’t cut myself. If I do, you’ll know about it as soon as I’m able to type again.
|This thing will cut a small tree with ease! Or, maybe my hand.|
Now I have a year to think about what crazy food and shopping items they may come up with next!