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12 Completely Ridiculous Foods on a Stick

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12 Completely Ridiculous Foods on a Stick

Eating food that’s been impaled by a stick is nearly as old as eating itself. While there’s no shortage of kebabs and other relatively tame foods served on sticks there days, an increasing number of absolutely insane creations have made their way onto sticks in recent years, and we’ve tracked down what very well might be the 12 craziest foods on a stick of all. 

Salad on a Stick

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Salad on a Stick

Salad on a stick — it sounds a bit confusing, right? The concept is so befuddling that it had to make our list. After all, how do you get lettuce and all your other mix-ins like tomatoes, carrots, and croutons to stay put? And what about dressing? Well, at the state fair, most salad-on-a-stick recipes look more like a vegetable kebab with large pieces of lettuce, cherry tomatoes and cheese put on a stick for your enjoyment. It made the Iowa State Fair’s list of extreme fair foods in 2008. 

Bacon Wrapped Caramel Apples

Bacon Wrapped Caramel Apples

Add a bit of a porky flavor to that sweet caramel apple by covering it in bacon. You can find these at most state fairs, including the Oklahoma State Fair. The concept is pretty simple, but very delicious. Take an apple on a stick, dip it in melted caramel, and sprinkle bacon on top. Bam, you’ve got a new treat. 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Let’s put pasta on a stick! Surprisingly, this actually works. Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick is a thing that exists, and it is possibly one of the best dishes to ever be transformed into stick form. At some state fairs, like the one in Minnesota, the meatballs and spaghetti are mashed into balls then dunked in garlic batter and, of course, deep-fried and topped with marinara sauce. 

Tornado Potato

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Tornado Potato

Another crowd favorite at the Illinois State Fair is the "Tornado Potato." It might look like corn on the cob from a distance, but make no mistake, the thin spiral swirls of the "Tornado Potato" taste very different. This giant spiral-shaped French fry puts a unique twist on your everyday fry, and as serving it on a stick makes it much easier to walk around with than a typical order of fries. Consider it to be a practical invention. 

Chocolate Covered Bacon on a Stick

Chocolate Covered Bacon on a Stick

Chocolate-covered bacon became a state fair staple just a few years ago, in the height of the bacon craze. Simply take bacon and dip it in melted chocolate — whichever kind you desire — and wait for it to set. You can get the salty and sweet treat at fairs across the country, from Minnesota to Texas.

Mealworm-Covered Caramel Apples

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Mealworm-Covered Caramel Apples

Arizona created a dessert that’s not for the faint of heart. The mealworm-covered caramel apple looks exactly like it sounds — a caramel apple with worms stuck to it. Give it a try if you like to live life on the edge. 

Fried Alligator

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Fried Alligator

Alligator isn’t an uncommon food in the South (it tastes like fish but has the texture of chicken), but it definitely isn’t the most popular protein. Several states, including North Carolina, Nebraska, and even Illinois, have embraced this fried food and serve it at their state fairs.

Deep-Fried Candy Bar

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Deep-Fried Candy Bar

Visit just about any state fair and you’ll find vendors selling batter-coated and deep-fried candy bars on a stick, from Snickers to Mars Bars and everything in-between. When melty and gooey, these bars take on a completely different character, and are insanely delicious. 

Bacon-Covered Cinnamon Rolls

Bacon-Covered Cinnamon Rolls

What goes together better than bacon and cinnamon rolls? It’s like putting together two of our most favorite breakfast foods into one. You can try different versions at a number of state fairs including the Texas and North Carolina. While some vendors sprinkle bacon over the cinnamon roll, others wrap the bacon inside. Which would you prefer?

Moink Balls

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Moink Balls

Moooo-oink! Want something a little different but not too crazy? Moink balls are the answer at the Nebraska State Fair. These treats are made by taking a meatball and wrapping it in bacon, and of course, the last step involves putting it on a stick. 

Oreos

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Oreos

Take an Oreo cookie, surround it with chocolate chip cookie dough, dip it in a special batter, and fry it until it’s golden brown and you’ve got yourself a "Do-e-Oreo." You can get one of these high-calorie but delectable treats at the Illinois State Fair

Giant Gummy Bear

Giant Gummy Bear

Each item at the fair has to be bigger and more outrageous than the next, and giant gummy bears are becoming more and more common. Ohio’s giant deep fried gummy bear, however, might just be the craziest one of all. This 5-inch tall cherry gummy bear is deep-fried in vanilla or chocolate batter before being stuck on a stick. 

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