Special Report

The Strangest Fair Foods Ever

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Krispy Kreme sloppy joes
> Virginia State Fair

A variation on the by-now-almost-commonplace Krispy Kreme burger — a burger, with various additions, with a glazed doughnut in place of a hamburger bun — this state fair creation involves a lightly-griddled doughnut “bun,” plenty of ground meat, sloppy joe sauce, and a sprinkling of cheese.

Source: Courtesy of Barn Town Brewing via Facebook

Pickle beer
> Iowa State Fair

If you’re a fan of the pickleback — a shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle juice (or a bite of pickle) — but want to go easy on the alcohol, this one’s for you: a light ale brewed with pickle juice by West Des Moines’ Barn Town Brewing.

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Spaghetti ice cream
> California State Fair

This isn’t ice cream flavored with spaghetti — it’s ice cream processed into long, thin, noodle-like strips that only look like spaghetti. Strawberry ice cream is made to look like marinara sauce, and the whole thing is topped with a sprinkling of “parmesan” — actually white chocolate shavings.

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