*new* place of employment! We've got over 100 flavors of popcorn and a sampling of nearly 15 here: cheese, caramel, cinnamon kettle; unique flavors such as dill pickle, buffalo wing, salt & vinegar, banana pudding, Snickers, candy apple and more!
One of the most down-home items at the fair is a collard green sandwich. That's right, folks. A collard. Green. Sandwich. As you may well know, I am fueled by collard greens and butterbeans, but this took my motto to a new level. Sandwiched between two pieces of sweet cornbread, hot collard greens and two pieces of crispy, salty, fatback. I am not a fan of the fatback and I've never cooked it or with it, but it acted like a crouton, a foil to the cornbread and matched well with the collards.
|Crunchy, crispy, sweet, salty--all for only $5. Find it at the G.M.B.C Church booth|
|Look at that ooey, gooey cheese. Mmm. $2. Mmm. Sounds 'bout right, don't it?|
|Steak, buttered potatoes, onions, peppers & a dinner roll.|
Ok, here is the portion of the program where it gets weird. I've made you comfortable with familiar foods and now I am set to freak you out with the crazy fair foods that are out there (that I've tried).
|That's right. That is the ubiquitous Krispy Kreme burger.|
Highlighted on the local nightly news, I was intrigued by the sheer ridiculousness of it: DEEP FRIED BUBBLE GUM. I mean, everything is deep fried nowadays: belts, shoes, lamps, Oreos, butter... the list goes on! But this monstrosity takes the cake. Or takes the bubble gum, I should say.
|The farce that is deep fried bubble gum.|
|More deep fried mess.|