Among the new foods at this years N.C. State Fair will be the Sloppy Joe doughnut burger -- a scoop of seasoned ground beef topped with shredded cheese between a sliced-in-half glazed unfilled jelly doughnut.
This creation comes from the folks behind D&J Concessions and the Murphy House who have debuted the Krispy Kreme burger and deep-fried bacon cinnamon rolls at previous fairs. This years fair is Oct. 17-27 in Raleigh.
About their latest creation, D&J Concessions manager Matthew Varnadoe said, Its kind of tough to wrap your head around it. But its sweet and savory and its pretty good.
(To see a television interview where Varnadoe explains the Sloppy Joe doughnut burger, go to the video at the end of this story and tune in at about the 5-minute mark.)
Varnadoe said they are still debating what other deep-fried treats they may debut at the state fair. The Sloppy Joe doughnut burger will be sold for $7 at the 1853 Grille and in the concession stands inside the Education and Gov. Kerr Scott buildings.
According to state fair officials, other new foods at this years fair include:
A sour candy apple, or a Granny Smith apple coated with crushed Warheads candy, at the Brinkleys booth.
Grilled frog legs at The Ragin Cajun booth.
Deep-fried ice cream at Scoops Ice Cream near the Graham building.
An egg roll filled with pork barbecue and coleslaw at Woodys stand.
Chocolate chip cookies and milk will be sold in Heritage Circle.
And Miss Debbies Specialty Apples is selling the Double Decker Doozy: two caramel apples on top of each other, dipped in white and dark chocolate, covered with marshmallows, M&Ms, various mini candy bars, gummy worms and turtle candies, and finally topped with a Hostess Ding Dong cake.
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