If you’re attending the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this year, you won’t just be amazed by the sights and sounds; you will also need to prepare your stomach for some great home-cooked meals and uniquely delicious treats that will surely tickle your tastebuds. Get ready to sink your teeth into these scrumptious — and unexpected — bites…
Noteworthy Fair Fare
For the sweet lovers:
— S’mores-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert: This yummy treat has all the ingredients for the perfect dessert — chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker, and cookie dough… oh wow!
— Deep Fried Starbucks: Get your coffee fix a different way! At the fair, they will deep-fry the Starbucks coffee beans and chocolate chips in a sweet pastry dough, and then serve them with whipped cream.
— Caramel Coconut Samoa Donut: Love when the girl scouts are out selling cookies every year? Well, now you can have that girl scout cookie taste in a sinfully decadent donut delight!
— Deep Fried Slimfast Bar: This may defeat the purpose of a Slimfast Bar, but its intrigue makes us curious to try it out!
For the savory lovers:
— Pig Trough: Pork is making a huge statement at this year’s fair! Take the Pig Trough, for instance: with this crazy dish, you’ll get three pounds of pig skins topped with pulled pork and cheese. Our mouths are watering already!
— Cajun Hushpuppies: Are you a fan of the traditional hushpuppy snack? Well, these Cajun Hushpuppies will knock your socks off with that kick of Cajun spice.
— Wasabi Bacon Bombs: Spicy pork with wasabi, wrapped in dough and bacon and fried…sign us up!
— Wasabi Bacon Fries: If fries are your delight, then come and grab a bite! These tasty tidbits have wasabi, bacon, grilled onions and peppers. Mmm mmm!
— Brussels Sprouts Sandwich with Hoisin, Honey, and Sriracha: If you’re looking to go a healthier route at the fair (it may be a little difficult!), try these sweet and savory Brussels sprouts.
— Shark Taco: Want some unconventional tacos? Try these!
— Deep Fried Peanut Butter Pickle: We weren’t sure whether this goes in the sweet or savory section…because with these Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Pickles, you get a little of both!
— Sriracha Corn Dog: This little doggie gives you a fiery twist on the traditional meal.
— Grilled Chili Cheese Frito Crunch Sandwich: This unique sandwich satisfies with crunch, gooey cheese, and delicious chili.
— Chicken Fries: With Chicken Fries, you’ll get the goodness of old fashioned fried chicken but in the shape of a fry. Finger-lickin’ good!
Now that we’ve got your attention with these scrumptious, creative eats, make your way down to the San Diego County Fair and experience them for yourself! Have you already been this year and tried something out-of-this-world? Let us know! Share your photo with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and don’t forget to tag us using @VisitOceanside!