Get your taste buds ready! The 2019 State Fair of Texas is just 63 days away and we are getting our first look at the creative food items up for this year's Big Tex Choice Award.
The fair released the list of 33 semi-finalist food creations, which will now move on to a second round of judging to determine the finalist, then the “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative” awards will be handed out by celebrity judges before the gates open at the fair.
Now, I've been covering the great State Fair of Texas for some time now, and this years list of foods does not disappoint.
One thing to note with the list of semi-finalist, only the names of the foods are released, no descriptions. So sometimes a name can make you wonder what exactly it is... kind of like this year's Stuffed Fried Mexi-Cone. It seems it involves some kind of Mexican food (which is my favorite,) but past that, you are left wondering.
That being said, there are SEVERAL items on the list that I am very intrigued by... like the PB&J Bacon Pickle Dog!!! Or the Loaded Baked Potato Funnel Cake. Both of these items are considered a "savory" entry.
Over on the "sweet" side of the semi-finalist... the Deep Fried Cracker Jack and the Peanut Butter Cup Snookie both have my attention. I mean who doesn't love cracker jacks and peanut butter cups.
Enough of what I think! Check out the full list for yourself below. Also, I want to know... would you try the PB&J Bacon Pickle Dog? Let me know on Twitter @NBC5Matt.
|BBQ Pork Rangoons||Big Red® Chicken Bread|
|Cajun Crab Bombs||Champagne Jell-O® Hot Shots|
|Calypso Island Shrimp Bowl||Deep Fried Bayou Fruit Bites|
|Chicks in a Cone||Deep Fried CRACKER JACK®|
|Deep Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Waffles||Deep Fried Energy Bites|
|Deep Fried Mexican Mole||Deep Fried Nutella® Custard Stuffed French Toast|
|Deep Fried Street Corn||Extreme Fried Bananarama|
|Deep Fried Texican||Fla'Mango Tango|
|Fried Burnt End Burrito||Fried Creme Brulee Berry Crunch|
|Fry Rub & Rye||Fried Oreo® Gelato Pop|
|Good Ole Creole Boudin Egg Roll with Pepper Jack Cheese||Fried Southern Bourbon Bread Pudding|
|Loaded Baked Potato Funnel Cake||Peanut Butter Cup Snookie|
|PB&J Bacon Pickle Dog||Quick Fried "Black Gold" Truffles|
|Pig in a Cannoli|
|Southern Fried Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Ball|
|Stokin-Smokin Cowboy's Bacon and Brisket Egg Roll|
|Stuffed Fried Mexi-Cone|
|Texas Cream Corn Casserole Fritters|
|Texas Fried Fritos® Pie Burrito Dog|
|The "Ain't No Lie it's Fried" Steak|