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Sunday Funday: Inside the ropes of State Fair of Texas “Big Tex” Awards for fried balls of yuck


How did you spend your Sunday afternoon? I was at the State Fair of Texas, where judging for this year’s Big Tex Choice Award took about an hour. The State Fair applies the term “choice” loosely, because I don’t know too many people who would choose to eat any of the eight finalists. Since I had to bet, my money was on Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a Stick for the grand prize.

But I was wrong. The judging panel’s winner was Fried Jello balls. Yep, big fried balls of yuck.  With fake whipped cream and a cherry on top.  Who dreams this stuff up? Here they are:

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