She Said: Try these five creative foods at the State Fair this fall

Oct 22, 2018, 4:54 AM | Updated: 6:44 pm

Turkey legs (WhereShouldWeEat photo)...

Turkey legs (WhereShouldWeEat photo)

(WhereShouldWeEat photo)

I spent the afternoon at the Arizona State Fair this past week and though I love the games and the rides, we all know I went for the food.

You can’t expect to go to the fair these days without trying some creative and inventive foods. I left the fair full, happy and tummy ache free!

There is a vast amount of options at this year’s fair, but I narrowed it down to five items.

The Dole Whip Float

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Dole pineapple soft serve with pineapple juice. I have indulged in a few of these at Disney throughout my life so I was not new to this tart treat. At the fair, this tropical cool treat came in handy as the perfect refresher on a warm fall day.

Keep Your Eyes on the Fries

A gigantic cone of curly fries is a girls’ dream come true! As I made my way through the mound of fries I was trying to figure out if they were individual potato strings that had meld together in the fryer or one constant Christmas light string knot of fries. Either way, they were hot, salty and fresh from the fryer delicious!

Turkey Leg

Everywhere you turn at the fair you see or smell these babies smoking on the grill. You try to resist these colossal sized legs, but after a while you just have to give in and devour it, Fred Flinstone style. The tender, seasoned and smokey meat is addictive as you sink your teeth in bite after bite.

Nitro Candy Pop

Liquid nitrogen-infused caramel corn that looks like a rainbow threw up all over it. The taste is non-existent at first, but the caramel hints slowly sneak in. The consistency of the popcorn is lighter and airier with a snappy crunch. It isn’t my favorite but I give it credit for being unlike anything I have had before.

Deep Fried Watermelon from Cardinali

This is by far the showstopper. A thin sweet batter, drizzled in strawberry syrup and powered sugar coats the cool refreshing watermelon giving your taste buds a thrillingly-strange treat. Goodies like this are the definition of fair food: bringing together odd combinations and not only making it work but making it absolutely wickedly delicious.

The Dole Whip Float (WhereShouldWeEat photo) Curly fries (WhereShouldWeEat photo) Turkey legs (WhereShouldWeEat photo) Nitro Candy Pop (WhereShouldWeEat photo) Deep Fried Watermelon (WhereShouldWeEat photo)

Chew On This

A rendering shows the plans for Pickle and Social Scottsdale....

Kevin Stone

Pickle and Social sport/entertainment venue coming to Scottsdale

Come for the pickleball, stay for the food, drinks, games and music. And if you like the idea of Pickle and Social Scottsdale, you can own a piece of it.

4 days ago

(Yelp Photo)...

Here are some of the best metro Phoenix places to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

Here's the list of some of the best spots across metro Phoenix to grab a burger on National Cheeseburger Day.

5 days ago

Fans can add edible images and messages to coffee or beer foam at Arizona Cardinals home games in t...

Print it: Cardinals to debut machines that top beer, coffee foam with images

The Arizona Cardinals will draw up a trick play at their home opener Sunday when they debut high-tech beverage printing machines.

10 days ago

Rock N Roll Sushi Arizona...

Brandon Gray

‘Dine-out-loud’ at Rock N Roll Sushi opening in West Valley

Rock N Roll Sushi is making its debut in Arizona by opening its first restaurant in the West Valley.

10 days ago

Roll Em Up Taquitos...

Brandon Gray

Roll Em Up Taquitos expanding in East Valley with grand opening event

Roll Em Up Taquitos announced the grand opening of its second location this month in Gilbert. 

10 days ago

Downtown Phoenix skyline...

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Sept. 9-10

In case you missed it. Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.

13 days ago

Sponsored Articles



Importance of AC maintenance after Arizona’s excruciating heat wave

An air conditioning unit in Phoenix is vital to living a comfortable life inside, away from triple-digit heat.


Mayo Clinic

Game on! Expert sports physicals focused on you

With tryouts quickly approaching, now is the time for parents to schedule physicals for their student-athlete. The Arizona Interscholastic Association requires that all student-athletes must have a physical exam completed before participating in team practices or competition.



At Ability360, every day is Independence Day

With 100 different programs and services, more than 1,500 non-medically based home care staff, a world-renowned Sports & Fitness Center and over 15,000 people with disabilities served annually, across all ages and demographics, Ability360 is a nationwide leader in the disability community.

She Said: Try these five creative foods at the State Fair this fall