This weekend's your last chance to get the most coveted item The 2011 Orange County Fair has to offer: Fried EVERYTHING. From Fried Kool-Aid to Fried Butter (I've heard it's not the solid stick you're thinking of, but rather more like buttery fried dough), make sure you don't miss out on all the fun. Did I mention there are rides, a petting zoo, and concerts too?
Fair admission costs between $6-$11 from youth to adult. Bands like Three Dog Night, Steel Pulse, and B.B. King will be closing down the show (these tickets cost extra). And you can purchase everything from fine art to a jacuzzi at one of the exhibit halls.
- better than I thought it would be, like a donut hole with a cookie crunch surprise inside, warm Fried Oreos with Chocolate Sauce & Rainbow Sprinkles
- cheesy consistency that made me kinda queasy, forget the cool ice cream, more like warm custard Fried Klondike Bar with Chocolate Sauce
I'm almost positive that tasting these bits of sin is what put a halt to the fabulous workings of my 7-month-long Raw Detox Diet (weekdays only of course). But I have to say, it was worth it, at least only for the Oreos.
When I first heard of "Fried Oreos", I had visions of a Funnel Cake-fried giant Big Stuff block with crumbly bits drooping about. Instead, it resembled a prim & proper donut hole and the Rainbow Sprinkles added a nice crunchy touch to the already surprise crunch inside.
When it came to the Klondike Bar, I was hoping for something like Chili's famous Deep Fried Ice Cream, but unfortunately this was not the case. There was no cold in sight (well, actually in bite), and the Ice Cream turned into a warm gooey mush with a faint cheesy, unpleasant taste. The hand model devoured it though, so I guess to each his own!
All in all, the fried food concoctions weren't as bad as you would might think. Your last chance for fried pride is this Sunday, August 14th.
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