Bad Boy indeed. This burger, available at the Canadian National Exposition, consists of a spicy beef patty, honey garlic fried chicken, pepper jack, wasabi cucumber, potato sticks, tomato, sriracha mayo and buttermilk coleslaw. The bun is actually two Jamaican beef patties, because life is glorious and everything is wonderful.
Burgers have endured a whole lot of nonsense in their time, but this one might be the most absurd. A scoop of fried ice cream atop a juicy cheeseburger is either your dream come true or your worst nightmare. There's likely no in-between.
Funnel Cake Ale was available at the Texas State Fair. It's a beer described as creamy and smooth with hints of vanilla, and it's served with a powdered sugar rim. And as a bonus, it pairs quite well with a funnel cake.
Bits of Wisconsin cheddar coated in crumbled Cocoa Puffs are flash fried and served with Hershey's chocolate sauce. As a diehard fan of both cheese and chocolate, I feel extremely conflicted about this combo.
Poutine is a Canadian dish that traditionally consists of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. But what do you do when you run out of potatoes? Substitute fries with mini donuts and add jalapeños, of course!
The Gator Mac Attack, available at a Raleigh, North Carolina Fair, is approximately three meals in one. In order to achieve the Attack, start with a massive plate of ribbon fries, top with jalapeño mac and cheese, then top that with alligator chili. Consume rapidly. Repeat (if you're still alive after the first plate).
Again, the Orange County Fair knocks it out of the park. They hollow out a churro, inject it with a half shot of Jack, then roll it in sugar and wrap it in bacon, and then they ascend to the skies and take their rightful positions as gods.
Donut burgers are old hat by now, so the folks at the South Florida Fair have taken things to the next level and stuck a Philly cheesesteak in there. We have to say, it looks kind of...really delicious.
Squeeze Burgers are available at the California State Fair. They're big ol' burgers that come with a "cheese skirt." They melt shredded cheddar over your burger and all around your burger, forming an inches-wide crispy cheese border. If only we could do that with our own bodies.
Dessert salami isn't actually meat. It's tricky that way! It's a log of chocolate, butter, almonds and walnuts, rolled up and dusted with powdered sugar. Then it's cut into slices and served on crackers. Finally you can eat salami for dessert without getting weird looks.