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RobJohnson
08-25-2009, 03:09 PM
This year, vendors across the Midwest are trying out new products and some are offering a sneak peek of what you might find at the Iowa State Fair.

Vendors in Minnesota and Wisconsin want their tasty treats to be the top fair favorites.

One vendor is promising chocolate covered bacon that's drizzled with some sea salt.

Another vendor is offering 1/3 pound of bacon that is fried and then caramelized with maple syrup. Oh yeah, and it's of course served up on a stick.

If you're looking for a treat to cool yourself off, how about a pickle pop? It's pickle juice frozen in a push up sleeve.

Fair officials said you might see some of these new experiemental treats at the Iowa State Fair

http://www.kcci.com/entertainment/19781720/detail.html

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photo/_new/080808-bacon-hmed-845a.hmedium.jpg

patriot45
08-25-2009, 03:37 PM
http://www.kcci.com/entertainment/19781720/detail.html

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photo/_new/080808-bacon-hmed-845a.hmedium.jpg

Wow- $18.00 a pound!! :eek:

I'll take 2 please! :D

FeebMaster
08-25-2009, 03:39 PM
I don't know about the pickle pop, but that chocolate covered bacon is probably delicious.

Gingersnap
08-25-2009, 03:53 PM
What is it about food on a stick that makes people insane? Just because two things are good, it doesn't mean that each is exponentially better when combined with each other and a stick.

noonwitch
08-25-2009, 04:37 PM
What is it about food on a stick that makes people insane? Just because two things are good, it doesn't mean that each is exponentially better when combined with each other and a stick.


Jon Stewart has had an ongoing gag about the Jimmy Dean sausage on a stick that comes wrapped in a pancake.


It's like pigs in a blanket, but with all the chemical goodness that comes with frozen foods.

stsinner
08-25-2009, 05:04 PM
What is it about food on a stick that makes people insane? Just because two things are good, it doesn't mean that each is exponentially better when combined with each other and a stick.

They actually did that chocolate covered bacon on an episode of Dinner Impossible while that English bloke was on suspension for lying about his glorious past.. Everyone on the show loved it and was very surprised that they loved it!


Well, lookie here-I found a linky dinky- Michael Symon Chocolate Covered Bacon (http://www.zillr.com/news/page/534426.htmll)

bijou
08-25-2009, 05:16 PM
What is it about food on a stick that makes people insane? Just because two things are good, it doesn't mean that each is exponentially better when combined with each other and a stick.

The stick is the magic ingredient, look:


The Iowa State Fair boasts nearly 200 food stands and more than 50 delectable items available on-a-stick. Search our Food Directory for more delicious Fair food!

Here's the list as of August 2009:

Frozen símore on-a-stick
Chocolate-dipped cake on-a-stick
Chicken club on-a-stick
Buffalo chicken on-a-stick
Chocolate-covered peanut butter round on-a-stick
Chocolate-covered key lime round on-a-stick
Carmellows on-a-stick
Pretzel rods dipped in caramel or chocolate
Pickle on-a-stick
Pork chop on-a-stick
Corn dog
Cheese on-a-stick
Cajun chicken on-a-stick
Sesame chicken on-a-stick
Carmel apple
German sausage on-a-stick
Teriyaki beef on-a-stick
Corn on the cob on-a-stick
Cotton candy
Veggie dog on-a-stick
Turkey drumstick
Nutty bar
Fried pickle on-a-stick
Hot bologna on-a-stick
Shrimp on-a-stick
Chicken on-a-stick
Monkey Tails (chocolate covered banana on-a-stick)
Taffy on-a-stick
Honey on-a-stick
Ice cream Wonder Bar
Deep fried Snickers bar on-a-stick
Deep fried 3 Musketeers bar on-a-stick
Deep fried Milky Way bar on-a-stick
Deep fried Twinkie on-a-stick
... More stuff on a stick here (http://www.iowastatefair.com/entertainment/food-on-a-stick.php)

Gingersnap
08-25-2009, 05:21 PM
A stick is not a magic ingredient. People eat bugs and rats on sticks. The stick does not make vermin-eating less loathsome.

bijou
08-25-2009, 05:24 PM
A stick is not a magic ingredient. People eat bugs and rats on sticks. The stick does not make vermin-eating less loathsome.

Precisely, just like bacon it can turn previously inedible stuff into food. :D No wonder you peeps average out at 168 pounds. :p

Gingersnap
08-25-2009, 05:54 PM
Precisely, just like bacon it can turn previously inedible stuff into food. :D No wonder you peeps average out at 168 pounds. :p

Oh, please - like you guys are all Tinkerbelles. At least not all American women are alcoholics. :p

stsinner
09-02-2009, 10:49 AM
Well, if this does't just beat all..

Deep Fried Butter. (http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090901_wz_statefairfoods.13a95680b.html)

Gingersnap
09-02-2009, 11:15 AM
Well, if this does't just beat all..

Deep Fried Butter. (http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090901_wz_statefairfoods.13a95680b.html)

I just don't see the point of this and it's not because I'm concerned with calories or fat grams (I cook fearlessly with lard when appropriate).

About the only things I want to eat off a stick are corndogs or shish kebab.

stsinner
09-02-2009, 11:19 AM
I just don't see the point of this and it's not because I'm concerned with calories or fat grams (I cook fearlessly with lard when appropriate).

About the only things I want to eat off a stick are corndogs or shish kebab.

Deep fried lard! I think you're on to something.. Could it be the next big carnival food?

Rockntractor
09-02-2009, 11:22 AM
I just don't see the point of this and it's not because I'm concerned with calories or fat grams (I cook fearlessly with lard when appropriate).

About the only things I want to eat off a stick are corndogs or shish kebab.

Then there's that teriyaki chicken stuff at Chinese restaurants!

linda22003
09-02-2009, 11:24 AM
I just don't see the point of this and it's not because I'm concerned with calories or fat grams (I cook fearlessly with lard when appropriate).



Pie crusts. It's not only appropriate for pie crusts, it's darn near mandatory.

Gingersnap
09-02-2009, 11:24 AM
Then there's that teriyaki chicken stuff at Chinese restaurants!

That totally counts as part of the "shish kebab" category.

ralph wiggum
09-02-2009, 11:40 AM
The stick is the magic ingredient, look:

More stuff on a stick here (http://www.iowastatefair.com/entertainment/food-on-a-stick.php)

Didn't click the link, but was wondering if the nutritional information was listed at the site as well. :D

And a full disclaimer: I actually attended the Iowa State Fair this year for the first time in nearly 20 years (was dragged kicking and screaming, BTW), and I ate absolutely nothing. The beer was cold, though.

bijou
09-02-2009, 01:48 PM
Didn't click the link, but was wondering if the nutritional information was listed at the site as well. :D

And a full disclaimer: I actually attended the Iowa State Fair this year for the first time in nearly 20 years (was dragged kicking and screaming, BTW), and I ate absolutely nothing. The beer was cold, though.

I think that the recipe is encapsulated in the description. If you cared about nutritional information you wouldn't be eating deep fried snickers on a stick. :D