So in preparation for the attack - uh, I mean our visit - I went to the State Fair website to get a list of all the new food items http://www.ncstatefair.org/2010/General/FoodFinder.htm
I performed two dramatic readings of the list on the way to the fair. There were two items I absolutely wanted to try - fried Chips Ahoy cookies and fried pumpkin pie. I also decided I would try a Kool-Aid pickle. I mean, you only live once, right?
My fellow warriors and I had already decided we would begin the attack by having lunch and decided we wanted to try deep fried bacon and cheese mashed potato bites. Now, just think about that for a minute - cheese, bacon, mashed potato -sounds so good, right?
Would you believe we saw that booth first? AND they had the fried chocolate chip cookies? Score!!
As we got in the line, we noticed the sign:
Here are the mashed potato bites:
Here's the display of their wares - the red things are the Kool-Aid pickles, the fried thing is a honey bun? (who the hell knows) and this is one version of the Krispy Cream doughnut hamburger. None of us wanted to try that.
But there was still the fried Chips Ahoy! This is what Chips Ahoy look like when you put them in a fryer. FDA? EPA? CIA? Where are you guys?
Go ponytail man!!!! (Love the looks on their faces.)
The Chips Ahoy finally cooled down enough to eat. See how they are nowhere near as gooey as the chocalate chip ones?
I like this ride - it looks like candy:
I did get the pineapple lemonade:
Didn't like it - too sweet. Ha, ha, ha - did you read that? I thought it was too sweet! A woman covered in confectioner's sugar!
This man (who I found very creepy) was selling the world's largest gummy bear - which I had to touch:
Speaking of creepy, you could (in theory) win this:
Or this Rastafarian Simpson banana:
I think they got a little carried away with the confectioner's sugar (this is when it got on my shoes):
On the way out we cruised through this really great show of NC flower power. I thought I was taking a picture of these pretty mums, but apparently I was taking a picture of that blockhead waving.
Festive candy land!!!
We spent some time people watching before we left (which was very scary) and overall, had a blast. It was a gorgeous day and a celebration of food, fun and friendship. And maybe fall, frosting and freaks. Possibly flowers, frying and felons - but I'm not sure about the last one.