Such a sweet and crunchy craving-inducer! Warm nuts are mixed with brown sugar and other ingredients to make candied nuts, which are typically walnuts or pecans and have a sweet crunch.
One of the oldest sweets in the world, kakigori is thought to have originated in Japan in the 10th or 11th century and was brought to the United States via Hawaii.
Over the years, this Midwest delicacy has become popular across the country and is still a staple of fair cuisine. Simple, salty, bite-sized slices of squeaky farmer's cheese, deep-fried,
This common dessert was created in Chicago in 1870 and combines sticky sweetness with popcorn crunch. Since then, people have been moving around while enjoying this delight from a bag.
When you say it out loud, a hot dog dipped in cornmeal batter and fried might not sound like the most apparent snack,
These plate-filling chunks of dough, one of the various varieties of fried dough available around the nation, are frequently dusted with confectioner's sugar or honey and do eerily resemble an elephant ear.
Emelyn Battersby Hartridge invented it as a student fad in 1888 and produced 30 pounds of it for Vassar College's senior auction. Since then, it has become a carnival and beachfront favorite.
This fair treat, which is almost as light as air, often comes in three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and swirl, but everyone agrees that swirl is the best option.
Kettle corn is often prepared in a sizable, oiled kettle and dusted with a combination of salt and sugar before being finished, not to be mistaken with its somewhat stickier relative, caramel popcorn.
The funnel cake, which resembles an elephant ear and is made of "circles of dripping batter," is frequently served dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with honey.
Admit it, it's been far too long. Remember us when you pierce the apple crunch's crunchy, sweet exterior at the fair this summer.
Yes, there are many strange deep-fried delicacies at the fair, but one of our faves is this throwback from the 1960s that has been satisfying stomachs at sporting events, street fairs, and carnivals ever since.