Best New Food At The 2015 OC Fair

July 27, 2015 5:51 AM

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(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


The Orange County Fair is back in town. From July 17 to August 16, festival-goers will celebrate the OC Fair’s 125th anniversary by jumping on fun carnival rides, attending concerts and demolition derbies, and of course, eating some of the most delicious food around.

Best New Food
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(credit: OC Fair)


Deep Fried Peanut Butter Pickle Dog
Chicken Charlie’s

A peanut butter filled pickle is coated in a corn dog batter and deep-fried on a stick.

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


Deep Fried Starbucks Coffee
Bacon A-Fair

Ground coffee inside a fried doughnut ball covered with sugar and whipped cream.

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


Deep Fried Slim Fast Bar
Chicken Charlie’s

Slim Fast “diet” bar battered in a sweet batter, deep fried and topped with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar.

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


Deep Fried Pizza
Apple Fries

Slice of pizza (pepperoni or cheese) dipped in a zesty beer batter, deep fried and served with a side of ranch dressing.

Wasabi Bacon Bombs
Bacon A-Fair

Spicy sausage bite inside a biscuit dough with wasabi wrapped in bacon and on a stick.

Samoa Donut
Texas Donuts

Fresh, jumbo donut designed after the popular Girl Scouts’ Samoa (Caramel deLites) Cookie with chocolate, caramel and coconut shavings.

Deep-Fried Birthday Cake
Apple Fries

Offered for the first time this year from the people at Apple Fries is the over-the-top ‘Deep-Fried Birthday Cake’. The cake is deep fried and offers festival-goers yellow cake dough covered in tasty pink frosting. Along with handmade whipped cream and sprinkles, you’ll also get your very own candle!

Caliente Curly Fry
Juicys

A brick of French fries slathered in fried peppers, fresh jalapeños, Mexican cheese and beans.

Cinnamon Roll Sundae
Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls

Hot, fresh cinnamon roll topped with cream cheese frosting, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce & walnuts

Cream Cheese On a Stick
Hot Dog On a Stick

Stick of cream cheese that has been battered and fried and served on a stick with a sweet chili sauce.

Cuban Fusion Burger
Grant’s Tasti Burgers

Pork sausage burger patty with smoked ham, tomato, sliced pickles, spicy mayo, mustard and Swiss cheese on a ciabatta roll.

Deep-Fried Avocado Taco
Noel’s Mexican Food

Deep-fried avocado with cabbage, onions, cilantro,tomato and creamy chipotle sauce in a warm corn tortilla.

Deep-Fried Corn on the Cob
Wild Hog – Chuckwagon

Half an ear of corn on a skewer that is covered in a seasoned batter and fried.

Totally Fried Peanut Butter Pickle
Chicken Charlie’s

A peanut butter filled pickle is coated in a corn dog batter and deep-fried on a stick

Frosted Flake Chicken Fingers
Pickle O’ Pete’s

Chicken fingers coated in Frosted Flakes cereal then deep fried.

Funnel Cake Burger
Juicys

A cheeseburger sandwiched between two funnel cake buns.

Funnel Cake Weenie
Juicys

A sausage housed in a funnel cake batter on a stick, served with warm maple syrup.

Hotter Than The Outback Dressing
Australian Battered Potatoes

Sriracha aoili (mayonnaise based) with some secret spices to top your fried Australian potatoes.

Nachos on a Stick
Tater Twister

Pepper jack cheese in a crust made of a combination of cheeses and seasoning with crunchy nacho chips on a stick plus a choice of toppings (sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños)

OC Food Venues
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(credit: OC Fair)


Chicken Charlie’s
Location: Main Mall, Family Fair Way
www.chickencharlies.com

Chicken Charlie’s never fails to disappoint with new deep fried creations. This year, Deep-Fried Doritos and Deep-Fried Chicken Skin join the already belt busting at the seams lineup of fried treats. Don’t forget to sample their Deep-Fried Twinkies and Oreos or try a bite of last year’s hit, the Krispie Kreme Sloppy Joe: a mound of sloppy Joe style ground beef piled on top of a Krispy Kreme donut and shredded cheese. It may be calorie rich but its delicious!

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


Bacon-A-Fair
Location: Family Fair Way

Bacon-A-Fair combines America’s current obsession with bacon with, well, pretty much everything else. Their new focal point: the Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels, which is essentially a Jack Daniels filled churro wrapped with bacon. Truffle Gouda Bacon Fries, Bacon Root Beer, and Bacon Bombs are just a few of the other amazing offerings at Bacon-A-Fair.

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


Texas Donuts
Location: Main Mall
www.yelp.com

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the Donuts. Texas Donuts will showcase its standard giant donuts as well as a few other new favorites including the Cherry Pop Rocks donut (pictured above), and the Banana Chocolate Cream donut. A full lineup of melt-in-your-mouth donuts of all sizes are also available.

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


Tasti Chips
Location: Livestock Lane, Country Meadows
www.tastichips.com

They may not be easy on the waste line, but Tasti Chips does pride themselves on quality ingredients. They use only fresh, seasonal potatoes, allergen free peanut oil, the best available, quality cheeses, and real bacon. New for this year, their Garlic Parmesan Shakers are a great addition to their hand-cut potato chips, onion rings, and cheese topped French fries.

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


Apple Fries
Location: Apple Fries Livestock Ln

In addition to serving their namesake Apple Fries (lightly breaded, fried, and topped with cinnamon, sugar, and whipped cream), Apple Fries also serves up churros, ice cream, chocolate, and a massive made-to-share dish, the Mexican Funnel Cake. This churro crossed funnel cake creation is deep fried, topped with strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Big enough to share, but worth the single-serving splurge.

(credit: OC Fair)

(credit: OC Fair)


The Pineapple Express
Location: Main Mall

If you are searching for something a bit more light, consider a meal at The Pineapple Express. Their shrimp bowls (served in a fresh pineapple bowl) satisfy your sinful cravings without breaking the calorie bank. Additional offerings include fresh pineapple, chicken kabobs, shrimp cocktail, a teriyaki chicken bowl, and a few sinful treats: fried spam and fried pineapple to name two.

What are your favorite foods at the OC Fair? Share in the comments below!
Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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