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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Food Finds: Deep Fried Cinnamon Rolls Covered in Bacon and Deep Fried Cupcakes

Each year, the Press Office hosts a pre-fair lunch for local media outlets. It’s a great opportunity to share what’s new at the fair. From the latest rides to newest grounds acts, we try to cover everything including the food. Today, Murphy House unveiled two new fair foods you’ll see this year – Deep Fried Cinnamon Rolls Covered in Bacon and Deep Fried Cupcakes. Check out our videos below to see what we thought of these new treats: If videos don’t play, try refreshing browser.   These aren’t the only new additions this year. You can find all the new…

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The ScrumdiddlYUMtious

Willy Wonka would be proud. Granny Smith apple, dipped in caramel, rolled in toffee candy bits, dipped again in white chocolate, rolled in crushed Butterfinger candy, dipped AGAIN in rich, dark chocolate, rolled in semi-sweet chips, dipped again in chocolate, rolled in an array of nuts, topped with more chocolate and a specialty candy. This comes from Miss Debbies’ Specialty Apples in the Commercial Building, just inside the atrium. Her booth is a candy apple lover’s dream, with more flavors than you can dream. We are big fans of Miss Debbie’s apples. This year, we’ve sampled the Reese’s After Dark…

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Food Review: Deep-fried candy and caramel apples

You may have stopped by one of McBride’s concession stands at the fair in the past. It’s particularly famous for its giant turkey legs, chicken, ribs and barbecue. This year, in addition to some of the old standbys, McBride’s also has a new twist on a State Fair classic with deep-fried candy and caramel apples. Firecracker and I tried to resist, but gave into temptation earlier this afternoon to bring you a review. Check out the video below to see what we thought:

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Challenge accepted: Deep-fried brownies

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 dozen entries and narrowed the list to three. Our first entry was submitted by Dante H. It was really hard to pass up on this opportunity to sample deep-fried brownies. Check out the video below to see what we thought. (Hint: It was awesome!) Brownies are the latest deep-fried creation from Chef’s D-Lite, which also offers chicken-fried bacon, deep-fried mac & cheese and deep-fried moon pies. You can search for food near…

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Food Review: Deep-fried chicken pot pie

Working in the State Fair press office can be stressful at times, but one of the best parts of the job is getting to sample fair food. We’ve done a lot of reviews for the Deep Fried blog, and here’s our latest one for deep-fried chicken pot pie at Woody’s City Market near the midway. In 2009, we reviewed Woody’s buffalo chicken rangoons and really liked them. Check out the video below to see what we thought about the deep fried chicken pot pie. Note: If video doesn’t play, try refreshing browser.

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