New Fair Foods: Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes and 12 Other Wacky Eats

New Fair Foods: Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes and 12 Other Wacky Eats
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New Fair Foods: Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes and 12 Other Wacky Eats

Summertime means county and state fairs, and we can't wait to see what new fair food will be buzzed about this year. Check out these over-the-top and wacky fair foods.

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Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe

One of the most buzzed-about new fair foods this year is the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe, a new creation from Chicken Charlie's Charlie Bognosian (of Deep-Fried Kool Aid fame). His version has ground beef, onion, tomato sauce and cheese inside a glazed doughnut and is currently sold at the San Diego County Fair.

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Bacon Cotton Candy

Cotton candy is a staple at fairs, but a new bacon flavor is getting a lot of attention this year.

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Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Pickle

Another new Chicken Charlie's creation is a deep-fried bacon-wrapped pickle. This savory and sour snack comes at the right time as trending pickled food trickles its way into the mainstream palate.

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Deep Fried Butter

This shamelessly indulgent eat has been wildly popular over the past few years and is sure to return at the fairs this year. Even more over-the-top is the deep-fried stick of butter on a stick, a grease-squirting sensation at the Iowa State Fair in past years.

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Deep Fried PB&J S'more

Combining two favorite childhood snacks into one, this deep-fried snack sandwiches peanut butter and jelly between two graham crackers which is dipped in batter and fried golden brown.

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Chipotle BBQ Beef Chips

Known as Dirty Chips, these crispy potato chips from Tasti Chips come topped with slow simmered beef, honey chipotle BBQ sauce, Blue cheese, shredded Cheddar Jack, diced tomatoes and green onions and Sriracha aioli.

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Bacon Beer

One of Bacon A-Fair's new offerings for 2013 is bacon-flavored root beer - garnished with plenty of beer-battered bacon strips!

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Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Returning from 2012 is Chicken Charlie's deep-fried cookie dough, balls of pillowy soft chocolate chip dough battered and fried crisp.

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Waffle Dog

In a mash-up of breakfast waffles with corn dogs, this new treat has a thick, fluffy waffle shell that is baked and not fried.

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Double Bacon Corn Dog

This twice-fried concoction is packed with plenty of pork. A hot dog is wrapped in bacon, deep-fried, refrigerated, battered and sprinkled with more bacon bits and finally deep-fried golden brown again.

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Bacon Wrapped Turkey Leg

Mike Peterson of Bacon A-Fair debuted this two-pound turkey leg wrapped in bacon, called the Cave Man Club, last year at the OC Fair. The $20 turkey leg is reportedly able to feed a famiy of four.

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Deep Fried Bubble Gum

This sweet snack debuted in 2011 and won "Most Creative" at the Big Tex Choice Awards for its use of bubble gum-flavored marshmallows.

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With the San Diego County Fair in full swing and the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, California, about to start on July 12, we're getting a sneak peek into the new, wacky and over-the-top fair foods that are coming out this year.

Charlie Baghosian of Chicken Charlie's, purveyor of "all things deep fried" and famous for his deep-fried Kool Aid, debuts his new Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe and other innovative fried eats. Bacon is having a moment, and we're finding it whipped up in cotton candy, infused with beer and wrapped around pickles.

Check out the slideshow above to see the new Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe and 12 other wacky fair foods.

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