|FOOD #1: Soft pretzel from the place next to the sheep barn: delicious. SCORE: 7.|
|FOOD #2: Deep-fried Spam bites. OK, but nothing spectacular. SCORE: 5.|
|FOOD #3: Deep-fried olives stuffed with cream cheese. I'm not a huge olive fan, |
but these were GOOD. My Dad loved them. SCORE: 8.5.
|FOOD #4: Ice cream sandwich (free at the end of the kid's "farmhand experience"). |
It's a standard ice cream sandwich. SCORE: 5.
|FOOD #5: Gizmo (Italian bun stuffed with sausage, beef, and cheese). |
Good seasoning. Good flavor. Cheesy goodness! SCORE: 7.
|FOOD #6: Deep-fried grilled cheese bites from O'Garas. AMAZING. Really cheesy|
and not super bready. These rival cheese curds. Really. SCORE: 9.
|We HAD to stop for honey sticks in the Horticulture building. They're 4 for a $1.|
|FOOD #7: Henry's eating a root beer honey stick, and I had a clover honey and wildflower honey stick. SCORE: 6.|
|FOOD #8: Seriously some of the best mini donuts I've ever had. This was right next to the Kiddie Midway,|
and I think it was Tiny Tim donuts (maybe Tom Thumbs - I'm not sure). SCORE: 8.5.
|FOOD #9: Cotton Candy on the way home. Just normal cotton candy. SCORE: 5.|
Oh, and I didn't have any soda at the fair this year, but I passed 2 or 3 of these root beer barrels:
|And I NEARLY stopped for a 1919 root beer float on the way to the exit.|
|I Instagrammed this photo of our 9 fair foods.|
For me, the olives were the big surprise, and the deep fried grilled cheese bites were my favorite. But the mini-dounts were a close 2nd!
Here's a quick post from the State Fair in 2013, here are some photos from Henry's and my visit to the State Fair in 2014, and a few photos from 2015. In 2013, it was my 100th post; in 2014, it was my 199th; and in 2015, it was my 299th. This year, it's my 409th post. Upping the pace a bit I guess. :)