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Krispy Kremes are the iconic, yeasty, sweet doughnuts beloved around the country. Sloppy Joes are the retro, no-frills ketchupy ground beef sandwiches that are invariably served on hamburger buns.
It was only a matter of time before someone decided to combine the two.
Sadly, you’ve missed your chance to sample the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Sandwich, at least in the way that its creator - Chicken Charlie’s concession stand at the San Diego County Fair - intended it. The fair concluded on July 4. But you can dig into any number of other inspired dishes at other great state fairs around the country while you await Chicken Charlie's owner Charlie Boghosian's long-rumored cookbook.
World's Largest Popcorn Ball
New to the fair this year are Fried Sugar Cubes, which are double-dipped in chocolate or vanilla batter (or both!), then deep-fried and topped with chocolate, caramel or fruit sauce.
Fried Kool-Aid Balls
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