Here’s the most important thing you need to know about this year’s fair: the fried s’mores Pop Tart is in the Cuban booth, outside the entrance to the Cotton Bowl. That’s the only place that’s selling it. And even with map in hand, you wouldn’t think to look there. It took us nearly an hour of spinning in circles to find it. But, oh, when we did! Imagine: a s’mores flavored Pop Tart. Coated in Cereal. Maybe Count Chocula. Warm. Covered in whipped cream. Drizzled with chocolate syrup. I think they should sell this at restaurant brunches. I would order it. A lot. Forget what the judges said; this dessert is the clear 2010 fried foods winner.
And this ridiculous confection was the grand finale of a State Fair eating extravaganza last night that began with a corn dog and also included the fried Frito pie (meh), the fried beer (skip it), and the fried PB&J (still a crowd-pleaser). The only thing that could have made it any better would have been a dollop of ice cream on top of the Pop Tart. And don’t worry about me: My trip to the fair was preceded by a call from the doctor who said my cholesterol levels are “excellent.”