As you may know, I posted a couple weeks ago about going to my second fair of the year, and not getting any fried Oreos, which was just so sad. Well, this past weekend I attended my third and final fair of the season, and I am here to report that that travesty has been rectified.
My goal was to not only get some fried Oreos, but to try to experience any other fried delicacies that looked interesting, since I had heard so many good things about other bizarre concoctions dipped in batter and deep fried.
My first encounter with a fried option came in the guise of something I would never have thought would be fried. And that would be this:
Now, this little stand had lots of fried delicacies. Including some things I never would have thought could or would be fried:
Yep, that says fried pickle. I’m just not sure how that would taste. I mean, I like pickles. But battered and fried? No thanks. I think I will just try the strawberries. Because, I have heard of fried Oreos, fried Twinkies and even fried Snickers, but I have never heard of fried strawberries, and that is just too intriguing to miss. So I got them:
That were so delicious. I had 2 of them and gave 1 each to my sons. I even gave the hubs a bite of one of mine. Reluctantly. They basically tasted like funnel cake with strawberries on top. They were so good and I am glad I decided to give them a try.
I was still determined that before I left the fair though, I would be getting my fried Oreo, just maybe at a different stand. And I know what you’re thinking . . . didn’t she say that last time? Didn’t that bite her in the butt? Hasn’t she learned her lesson? And to those questions I answer YES to all. But this time, I was determined that if I didn’t find another stand that sold them, I would be hoofing it right back to this place, bedtimes be damned.
So, let me share a few other things I saw at this fair. And before you get all excited, there are no pictures of any crazily dressed people in this entire post. I know! I couldn’t believe it either, but apparently the cosmos was taking it easy on the old eyes this day, so thanks for that. There were a few strange things though, starting with this:
Ok, so this makes me ask two questions . . . #1 – what is this thing? and #2 – why would they need to put a sign up for people not to eat it? Well, I still don’t know what the answer to #1 is, but I can only imagine the answer to #2 is that they put this sign up out of necessity because people were actually walking by and eating this thing off the counter? Who does that? Who eats mystery food that is just sitting out on a shelf next to a stand at the fair? I don’t think I want to know those people, whoever they are.
Ok, so now we move onto the end of the night. Whilst walking around and examining all the stalls and their offerings for dinner options, I came across another stand that sold lots of fried goodies. So, while my kids were on their last “ride” (the bouncy castle) and in the care of the hubs, Mom ran over to this stand and got her fried on. But once I got there, there were decisions to be made. These were the offerings:
So, as I am standing there contemplating whether to get the Oreos or the Twinkie (pickle still not an option, what is up with that pickle?), the very perky and friendly chic working at the stand asks me what I want. I tell her I am trying to decide. She says “between the oreos and twinkies?” to which I reply YES. So she says, somewhat jokingly, “well, just get ’em both!” And at that moment, I decided that this was a grand idea, so I told her that is exactly what I would do. I was also impressed that these offerings were a lot cheaper than the first stand I saw them at earlier, so I felt like I was actually getting a deal as well (I later realized that they weren’t using real Oreos, but some type of Walmart “sandwich cookie” things, hence the cheap price). I was very happy because I was finally getting not only my fried Oreos, but also the ever elusive fried Twinkie I had heard so much about. I could not wait!
So, on the left we have the fried “oreos” and on the right is the fried Twinkie (possibly also a fake, but I don’t have confirmation of this, so let’s go with twinkie). I tried the Oreo first. It was quite yummy. Battery and chocolaty and delicious. I didn’t even mind that it was a fake, it was so good. Then I tried the twinkie. It was just this moist and gooey thing that just melted in my mouth. It was also quite good. I realized at that point that that last time I had a twinkie, I was probably about 12, so this was like a walk down memory lane as well. Only this time, with more batter!
At this point though, I was quite full from all the fair goodies, and might have possibly been going into some sort of sugar/batter shock, but it was worth it to finally get these elusive treats. Diets be damned!!
Well, thus concludes the tale of this fair maiden (geddit?) and her quest for delicious fried goodness at the local fairs. Join us next year for a thrilling tale of possibly getting that fried pickle just to see what the hell? Or . . . probably not.
Have you had anything weird and crazy and fried lately? Please, do share your experience . . .