TAMPA, Fla. — Craving deep-fried strawberry shortcake? How about a steak 'n' eggs sundae?
You can find those foods and much more artery-clogging, sugar-spiking goodness at this year's Florida State Fair.
The event revealed all the new foods coming to the fair this year, and every dish is either deep-fried or covered in some sort of sugary flavor -- or both.
Perhaps the head-scratching star of this year's new menu is the peanut butter ramen burger. Carousel Foods created it using a ramen noodle bun, a quarter-pound burger patty and bacon and topped it with a peanut butter vinaigrette-dress chow mein slaw.
Foodies ask why. The Florida State Fair asks, why not?
The cheesy sriracha funnel cake sounds like a combination of a fair favorite with a pizza join favorite: cheesy funnel cake topped with more cheese and chives and served with sriracha aioli, ranch or garlic butter dip.
Peachey's Baking Company, an Amish bakery based out of Sarasota, brings a new iteration of its wildly popular doughnut -- a decadent s'mores sandwich topped with a giant toasted marshmallow.
Still hungry? Here's what else is on the menu this year:
Sweet heat jalapeño ice cream: Get the best of both worlds with cool, spicy ice cream and chocolate ice cream.
Steak n eggs sundae: Crispy fries are topped with warm cheese, sour cream and bacon. Then, you get a scoop of cheesy grits, a fried egg and sliced sirloin steak. A breakfast of champions.
S'mores on a stick: A giant marshmallow dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in graham cracker pieces. Large, sweet and to the point.
Pina colada candy apple: A tropical twist on a winter favorite -- an apple coated with crunchy pina colada flavored candy. You can get it with or without coconut.
Cheeseburger-on-a-stick: Grilled beef patty dipped in DeAnna's secret batter, deep-fried and drizzled with warm cheddar cheese sauce.
Cheesy tater corn dog: Get your tater tots and corn dog all in one portable package. A cheese-filled hotdog on a stick is dipped in potato and corn dog batter, coated in Panko bread crumbs then deep-fried.
The Orie: Why have one Oreo funnel cake when you can have two? Sweet cream filling is sandwiched between two chocolate funnel cake batter cookies.
Candy corn: Sweet and crunchy popcorn comes in rainbow colors and flavored like banana, bubble gum, raspberry and green apple.
Strawberry lemonade shortcake sundae: Cinnamon sugar doughnut pieces are drizzled with lemonade frosting and topped with fresh strawberry slices and whipped cream. Take note, Florida Strawberry Festival.
Cajun chili cheese fries: Fries topped with hot sauce, cheese, grilled onions, chili con carne, jalapeño slices and more cheese.
Hawaiian jerk chicken pizza: Pizza with white garlic sauce, jerk chicken, diced pineapple, ham and mozzarella cheese. If the Florida State Fair puts pineapple on pizza, then surely it's acceptable.
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