Day 8: Chocolate Covered Bacon and Deep-Fried Ho-Hos

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 8. Deep-fried Ho-Hos and chocolate-covered bacon (2009) This morning we had our pre-Fair media lunch, and man, was it tasty. The Murphy House, which brought us deep-fried pecan pie and deep-fried mac’n’cheese last year,…

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Day 7: Candy Corn

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 7. Candy Corn Editor’s Note: This never became a blog post, but we couldn’t help posting this video of Firecracker sampling candy corn in 2011.

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Day 6: Miss Debbie’s Specialty Apples

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 6. Sampling Miss Debbie’s specialty apples (2009) Miss Debbie from Miss Debbie’s Specialty Apples was nice enough to let us sample some of her newest creations, the Pig Candy Apple, the Honkin’ Hog Apple…

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Day 5: Deep Fried Chips Ahoy and Deep Fried Honey Buns

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 5. Deep-fried heaven on a stick (2010) Heaven is a deep-fried honey bun, or at least that’s my opinion. The press office, along with members of the media and our new Deep Fried Ambassador,…

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Day 4: Sinful Fair Foods

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 4. Twitter roundup: Seven sinful State Fair foods (2011) Food has long had a central role in shaping the way people experience the N.C. State Fair. Premiums have been awarded for the production of…

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Day 3: Deep Fried Brownies

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 3. Challenge accepted: Deep-fried brownies (2011) Last week, we asked you to submit press office challenges you would like to see covered on the Deep Fried blog during the fair. We received about a…

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Day 2: Deep Fried Cinnamon Rolls Covered in Bacon

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 2. Food Finds: Deep Fried Cinnamon Rolls Covered in Bacon and Deep Fried Cupcakes (2012) Each year, the Press Office hosts a pre-fair lunch for local media outlets. It’s a great opportunity to share…

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15 Days of Deep Fried Christmas

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 1. Krispy Kreme Burger: I can’t believe I ate the whole thing (2010) You should know that we walk a lot during the Fair. On average, around five miles a day. I know that…

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FOOD FINDS: Deep Fried Caramel DeLites vs. Deep Fried Swiss Rolls

Flying Bob, Firecracker, Honey Bee and Bearded Lady compare two new foods at the 2012 N.C. State Fair. The first one was the very popular Deep Fried Caramel DeLites from S2 Concessions. These Girl Scout cookies are battered, fried and covered in spices. We also reviewed the Deep Fried Swiss Rolls from Chef’s D’Lites. Two Little Debbie-brand Swiss Rolls are battered and deep fried on a skewer. The dish is covered in chocolate and powdered sugar. Check out these two deep-fried treats yourself at the 2012 N.C. State Fair. You can find S2 Concessions and Chef’s D’Lites using the food…

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Food Finds: Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Flying Bob and Bearded Lady review one of the new food attractions at the fair, Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. The egg rolls are filled with finely chopped steak and cheese and covered in a sweet chili sauce. You can also get the sauce on the side. The Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are available at Woody’s, located near the entrance to the Midway and church food booths. You can find these great treats and other fair foods using our Food Finder app at www.ncstatefair.org. Take the food finder with you on the go. Download the North Carolina State Fair app to…

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