When it comes to blowing the diet sky high, nothing works like heading to a good old fashioned Country Fair.

The Bridgewater Fair, The Dutchess County Fair, The Bethlehem Fair, The Garlic Festival - When you think of these fairs and festivals, you usually think of all the decadent fair foods.

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Well, this year, the Texas State Fair - known for their innovation in artery clogging foods - blew away the competition, and released a bumper crop of fried death. This can only mean one thing - watch out next year, because you may be in for more then either you or your stomach bargained for.

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According to CBS-11 in Houston, here are five of the best creations that debuted in Texas this year, including the two that just won awards for the best foods at the fair:

  • 1.  Fried Jell-O.  It's red Jell-O inside a ball of fried dough, kinda like a jelly donut. It was one of the big winners for "Best Taste".
  • 2.  Cookie Fries.  They're deep fried cookies cut like crinkled French fries, and served with chocolate and strawberry sauces. They took home the prize for "Most Creative".
  • 3.  Deep-Fried Pulled Pork Funyun Dings. They took Funyuns, stuffed them with pulled pork, cheese, pineapple, and bacon, then battered and deep fried
  • 4.  Deep-Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider on a Stick.  No fair would be complete without something with bacon. In this instant hardening-of-the-arteries selection, they put a small beef patty on a skewer, along with cheddar cheese, bacon, and a HOT DOG on a roll, then dipped it in batter and fried it.
  • 5.  Injectable Great Balls of BBQ.  This is something you won't find at your local health food store. These are beef brisket balls that are deep fried, and come with a miniature injection device that lets you shoot barbecue sauce into them.

Now, keep in mind that the Texas Fair is known for some of the most unhealthy food innovations in the country, probably the world. So, don't be disappointed if some of these delectable goodies never make it to the local Fall festivals in Connecticut and New York. Actually, you're probably better off. Your life expectancy won't drop off by five years, and your body will thank you.

Now, meet the people responsible for some of these sinful creations:


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