I love festivals. And in the spring, summer and fall months, they abound all across the country. One of my favorites is the RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival in the railroad town of Bell Buckle, TN. Think of a Moon Pie flavor and they’ll likely have it. Of course they have other things, too. Like fried Twinkies and fried potatoes and fried Oreo’s and the list goes on.
My hands-down favorite festival foods? One of those grease-laden corn dogs with mustard, washed down with a funnel cake. Elephant ears aren’t too bad either. As you know, the two are essentially the same, where the dough and toppings are concerned. Maybe my favorites makes me old school.
And I guess I am. Either that, or I’m just out of the loop, or not the adventurous sort (I doubt the latter is the case, though). Nevertheless, there are a few new festival foods that really have my head spinning (and my stomach saying, “Please! Stop the madness!”).
I’m speaking of such delicacies as fried Kool-Aid, Kool-Aid pickles and Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburgers. First, let’s take a look at the fried Kool-Aid:
According to NewsOne
In the first weekend of the San Diego County Fair, (creator Charlie) Boghosian sold 400 to 600 five-ball orders per day. Boghosian has gone through 150 pounds of Kool-Aid powder and 1,500 pounds of flour to make about 9,000 deep-fried Kool-Aid balls.
Wonder if Alka-Seltzer sales went up during that time? (I’m just sayin…)
But there’s more. Check out this video:
So here’s my challenge to you people. As you’re enjoying your local festivals this summer, give one of these delights a try, take a photo (preferably with you in it) and send it to us. We’ll select a random (and very lucky) winner who’ll receive a copy of In the Kitchen with Liz and Kate! What are you waiting for?! Get your festival foods on! And pass me a corn dog and funnel cake, please!
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