What I Ate at The Texas State Fair

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.”


  • Bethany

    Sweet, merciful tiny infant baby Jesus, that is NOT ketchup I spy on that corn dog, is it?

  • Allison,

    I know the feeling….

    I did a pairing competition of Texas wines and chicken fried bacon. See the results below, but I needed a I-V drip of Lipator:


  • allison hatfield

    Bethany: No judgment on the corn dog condiments, sister.

    Vintage: I am in for the second annual. Don’t forget me.

  • N

    Oh, how I wish I were in Texas still…to witness this day of yours

  • DUH

    When did these interns learn that being part of the story was not cool?

  • Dr. Freud

    Sometimes a corny dog is just a corny dog. But not today.

  • Phil

    There are 10 entrances to the Cotton Bowl…

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