Fair food review: There are plenty of sweets to go around at the county fair
Published 11:07 pm Friday, August 2, 2019
I’ll be the first to admit I have a weakness for sweets, so it was quite a treat to be able to check out several this week during the Tribune’s annual taste testing at the Freeborn County Fair. In fact, I think I satisfied my sweet tooth for quite a while — or let’s be honest, at least for the rest of the week.
Of all the sweets we tasted, my favorite was the Snickers funnel cake from Faye’s Concessions out of Austin.
The funnel cake, though a little messy to eat, was topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and blended up Snickers bars.
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Want something a little less intense? There were other types of funnel cakes there, too, including an original one without all the toppings.
If you want something a little easier to eat, Auntie L’s behind the Grandstand offers all sorts of deep-fried sweets, including Oreos, Snickers, Twinkies and peanut butter cups. My favorite of these was the deep-friend Snickers, which retained a great texture after being fried.
Auntie L’s also has funnel cake fries, which offer the same delicious taste of a funnel cake in an easier-to-eat setup. These were my favorite from that stand.
The funnel cake fries and deep-fried Oreos, Snickers, Twinkies and peanut butter cups are $6 each. The Snickers funnel cake from Faye’s Concessions is $8.