Deep-fried bubble gum pops up at Texas State Fair
About that bubble gum first, though: There isn't actually any gum in the treat. It's actually, according to "Today," a bubblegum-flavored marshmallow ball dipped in batter, fried, then topped with icing. It topped some other serious contenders -- including deep-fried salsa, deep-fried pineapple upside-down cake and fried tacos -- to take honors as the most creative entry.
The contest's big winner, though, was deep-fried buffalo chicken in a flapjack which took home honors as the tastiest entry. It is, as one would imagine, a "buffalo chicken strip coated in pancake batter, rolled in jalapeno breadcrumbs, deep fried and served with a side of syrup."
And we thought deep-fried Kool-Aid was bad. What will it be next?