You still have one more day to get ‘yer fill of foods-on-a-stick, fried foods, cotton candy and cream puffs at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair. I made my annual pilgrimage yesterday and had my fill! Surprisingly, I was able to eat dinner last night, too.
Each year, Wisconsin State Fair touts the latest and greatest food experiments on sticks or things that just blow your mind. This year’s great creation was a Krispy Kreme donut cheeseburger from The Machine Shed. No, I wasn’t brave enough to try it, and my heart and veins are thanking me right now. However, we did try one of last year’s new creations that made a sophomore stand. The chocolate-covered bacon on a stick.
I was a bit apprehensive at first. Sweet, dark chocolate coating. Savory, salty, hickory-smoked bacon. The combination is almost mind-blowing (or else that could have been the 90+ degree temperatures with 80% humidity…) I really enjoyed it. You start off with the sweet, thick chocolate coating. With yesterday’s heat, the chocolate covering was melting pretty fast so you had to make quick work. But you bite in and you’re greeted with the chocolate but then slowly you get a hint of the bacon. I would compare it to the combination of french fries and chocolate shakes. A good sweet and salty mixture to balance out your taste buds. The Machine Shed gives you two sticks for $3.