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, never fails to wow us with its deep-fried creativity.

This year was no different. We were able to sample chocolate-covered bacon (fittingly called “pig lickers”) and — brace yourself — deep-fried Ho-Hos. In the name of work research, the Bearded Lady, Firecracker and I took them for a test run. Check out the video below for our reactions.

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You’ll be able to find the deep-fried Ho-Hos at the Murphy House’s location near the Grandstand Building, and the chocolate covered bacon will be sold at the Kerr Scott Building concession stand and the concession stand inside the Commerical and Education Building.

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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