The 2017 Big Tex Choice Award Top 10 Finalists
Yes, you read right. For the first time in the 13-year history of the Fair's Big Tex Choice Awards, they've named 10 finalist instead of the traditional 8.
All summer we wait for this list to come out. And it seems to have been the best summer ever with so many good options that they upped the number of finalists. The best deep fried globs of death for this year are...
The leader of the pack seems to be Fat Smooth. Just take 3 mini creme puffs, dip them in cafe du Monde beignet batter, and fry. Smother in powdered sugar, chocolate, and caramel sauce.
If you feel your soul is destined for hell, then you need to try the soup that's good for your burning soul. Deep Fried Chicken Noodle Soup.
If you have a giant high chair in your house, because you're freaky and like to play "baby" with your mistress, then you'll love Deep Fried Froot Loops. O.K. honestly, you might like them just as much if you're not into kinky sex games.
Sometimes you don't have to soak whatever in oil for it to be amazing. Just add booze. It's the Gulf Coast Fish Bowl. Those are Nerds candies pretending to be "gravel" at the bottom of your fish bowl, with Swedish Fish swimming in the iced blue punch, topped with a pineapple slice on top so nothing escapes.
The "I wouldn't be surprised if this wins" entry would have to be the Tamale Donut. Yep! A pork carnitas tamale shaped into a ring then coated with masa. Deep fried and served with jalapeno salsa.
Now don't sheet yourself, but if there is a little piece of Heaven on Earth it just might be this. Fried Texas Sheet Cake. Take a fudgy chocolate brownie cake coated in cocoa puffs, panko and cinnamon sugar. Deep fry it. It comes out crunchy on the outside and molten in the middle. Top it off with a dark icing made with, wait for it....Dr. Pepper! Oh good grief! Finish of the dream with chopped pecans, a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry. Stewardess, I'm going to need a towel, or a sock.
The "Over the Top" award has to go to the Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger. Yes, the Funnel Cakes are the bun. Nothing more needs to be said.
The "also ran" includes...The Surfin' Turfin' Tator Boat, Texas Fajita Fries, and for all you wino want-a-bees, its Pinot Noir Popcorn. Kettle corn dusted with a pinot noir burgundy wine powder. Wonder if they serve it wrapped in a brown paper bag.
Those are the contenders, and now you know why they had to chose 10 finalist this year instead of 8.