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Wisconsin State Fair: Bizarre New Foods You Can’t Resist

Just when we thought everything that could be deep fried, put on a stick or wrapped in bacon had been done, the creative minds at the Wisconsin State Fair proved us wrong. From deep fried milk to cheese curd tacos, some of this year’s new creations are just downright different…and that’s why we love them! Here’s just a few of the bizarre new foods we can’t keep to ourselves.

Deep Fried Milk with Cookie Dip

We’ve all dipped a cookie into milk…but have you ever dipped milk into cookies? Now’s your chance with this logic-defying creation courtesy of Slim’s Lakefront Brewery. Cubes of milk pudding are breaded and fried to a crispy goodness, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a side of Oreo cookie dip to create this unique spin on the childhood snack you know and love.

Brownie Waffle Stick

You’ll need a serious sweet tooth to tackle this newest “on-a-stick” creation – the Brownie Waffle Stick! Sweet Belgian waffle is baked around a double chocolate brownie, topped with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate syrup to make this one of the most decadent desserts at the fair, and one of the easiest to hold in one hand (or, you know, one in each hand. We won’t ask questions.)

Buffalo Cheese Curd and Chicken Taco

This is Wisconsin, and if you think we’ll try putting a cheese curd in just about anything…you’re right. Tacos included. This chicken taco is stuffed with buffalo flavored cheese curds (direct from the cheese curd capital of Wisconsin, Ellsworth) and topped with a bleu cheese slaw – the perfect mash-up meal for when you just can’t decide between two delicious fair foods…and the only solution is both.

Deep Fried Italian Stallion

This isn’t just an Italian beef sandwich. This is a state fair Italian beef sandwich, and you know what that means…it’s deep fried! Start with slow-roasted Italian beef marinated in Oktoberfest beer, add Wisconsin cheeses and house-made giardiniera, wrap it in a wonton and fry to a perfect crisp, and you’ve got one savory, crunchy, flavor-packed sandwich. Served with an extra side of Oktoberfest au jus because, trust us, you’re going to want more.

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dog

No list of fair food is complete without at least one food wrapped in bacon, and this year is no exception. Enter: the jalapeno popper hot dog. This all-beef dog is wrapped in bacon, deep fried and finished with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and a couple of spicy jalapenos. But the real magic comes in the final touch – a drizzle of sweet raspberry glaze. Indulge in this perfect combo of sweet, salty and spicy at Siggy’s Wild Dogs Saloon.

The Sporkies

All of our bizarre food favorites are finalists in this year’s Sporkie awards, the State Fair’s annual competition for unique and unusual foods. For more info on the Sporkies, including how to taste the final foods and when to see the awarding of the Golden Spork, visit their website!

The Wisconsin State Fair is in early August at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. Check the website for dates and times, and browse more of this year's highlights!

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