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The Craziest Combos Coming To The Minnesota State Fair

This year’s new foods arrive with no shortage of bacon


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Memphis Totchos

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Add bacon to it, throw it on a stick, and you have yourself a State Fair-worthy food. This year, some tame but tasty-looking new eats will appear, but it’s the crazy combos that caught our attention. With more than 30 new foods unveiled, keep an eye out for these most decadent bites headed your way—whether they’re loaded with bacon or not.

Bacon Flutternutter

cinammon bun, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, bacon


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First up on the bacon meter, this grilled cinnamon bun sandwich comes stuffed with the ingredients listed, so head over to the Sandwich Stop to try this non-traditional ‘wich.


Bacon Up Pup

Belgian waffle made with bacon batter, chocolate, maple syrup, whipped cream, bacon bits


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The Bacon Up Pup takes waffles and bacon for breakfast to a whole other level. It’s a Belgian waffle with bacon in the batter. It’s dipped in chocolate, topped with maple syrup, whipped cream, and bacon bits, and of course, served on a stick. Locate this combo at Granny’s Kitchen Fudge Puppies.


Breakfast Buddy Bowl

hash browns, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, biscuit, country sausage gravy, green onions


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What’s most intriguing about this dish is that it’s not served in any old container. It’s all served in a waffle bowl at Lulu’s Public House, bringing a new meaning to the term “breakfast bowl.”


Memphis Totchos

tater tots, bananas, sautéed bacon, peanut sauce


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Another medley that’ll fulfill all your bacon desires goes by Memphis Totchos, served at Snack House.


Cheesy Nacho Corn on the Cob

corn on the cob, crushed Doritos, nacho cheese


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Although it doesn’t have bacon, this roasted corn on the cob comes lightly coated in crushed Doritos—the beloved, cheesy chip no one can resist—and drizzled with nacho cheese. Remain on the lookout for Texas Steak Out if this combo sparks your cheese-lovin' interest.


Deep-fried Avocado

avocado, seasoned batter, chipotle ranch dipping sauce


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This isn’t high on the crazy spectrum compared to the others, but it’s another wonderful food that someone decided to deep fry to make it even more delicious (and more fattening). Find the avocado slices dipped in lightly seasoned batter, deep fried, and served with chipotle ranch dipping sauce at O’Gara’s.


Pizzarito

flour tortilla, pepperoni, Italian sausage, risotto, mozzarella, marinara, garlic butter, Parmesan, Italian spices


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Green Mill dares to combine your two favorite things: pizza and burritos. The pizzarito is coated in garlic butter, Parmesan, and Italian spices, and comes baked and served with a side of marinara.


Bowl O’ Dough

four scoops of raw cookie dough, sea salt–flavored ice milk, potato chips, pretzels, cookies


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Blue Moon Dine-In Theater will serve up scoops of safe-to-eat raw cookie dough that come in four flavors: Brownie Batter Swirl, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, European Cookie Butter, and Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries. The intriguing part: Scoops are served with sea salt–flavored ice milk.

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