8 Bacon Treats Coming to the Arizona State Fair Oct. 11 -- Including Bacon-Flavored Cotton Candy
Other outfits also are getting in on the bacon fun. There's pizza topped with bacon and jalapeño poppers. Another place has corn dogs with crumbled bacon in the batter. And this year, bacon is going where one wouldn't expect. A confectioner has figured out how to add bacony goodness to . . . cotton candy. The mind reels. You know darn well I'm trying that one.
Of course, there will be hot dogs and corn dogs aplenty. Connoisseurs will find an international selection of tube steak at Fhat Dawg. The Chicago dog is predictable, there's also a Mexican-style dog (which would be more of a novelty if it weren't for the Sonoran hot dog carts that pop up at night), but what intrigues me most is the Japanese dog. We'll see what that entails.
Last year, I loved an unassuming sweet potato corn dog so much that I've been thinking about its return for weeks now. While I hope to see it, I'm bewitched at the thought of another concessionaire that has combined two of my favorite fried foods: Corn dogs and onion rings. I could see this combination working quite well.
For especially daring diners, the devious folks at Wayne's Concessions will serve up their infamous chocolate-covered bugs, including mealworms, crickets, and (eek) scorpions. After hearing our fearless food writer Laura Hahnefeld tell of the chocolate-covered scorpion she ate... You all have fun with that. Challenge your friends to eat one.