Winners Announced for 2016 State Fair Food Awards

The State Fair of Texas has named the winners of the 12th annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

Fried Jell-O, cherry-flavored Jell-O dusted in panko crust and flash fried, won the title for best taste. Eight finalists that included pineapple a Pineapple Korn-a-Copia, Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider, and Injectable Great Balls of BBQ.

A finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards for the past seven years, Isaac Rousso earned his second "Most Creative" title with his State Fair Cookie Fries, which are classic cookie flavors crinkle-cut and paired with strawberry or milk chocolate sauce.

Isaac Russo joins NBC 5 live in studio to talk about his State Fair Cookie Fries, which won the 2016 Big Tex Choice Award for “Most Creative.”

Proceeds from the awards ceremony were donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program, which has awarded more than $8.7 million in scholarships to more than 1,800 students in its 24-year history.

The fair runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 23.

Photos: '16 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists

Online: 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards

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