Wondering what's on the menu at this year's Minnesota State Fair?
Food officials are introducing Pig Lickers, Pickle Pops and Big Fat Bacon.
There was some hesitation about allowing something called Pig Lickers to be sold at the fair. But Charlie Torgerson, who co-owns several Famous Dave's Franchises, says the chocolate-covered bacon decorated with some sea salt is the best meat out there.
If you want the bacon but not the chocolate, you might try the Big Fat Bacon. It's one-third pound of bacon, fried and caramelized with maple syrup. It's served on a stick.
And a Pickle Pop? It's simply pickle juice frozen in a push-up sleeve. Fair vendor Preferred Pickle came up with the idea after years of serving deep-fried pickles on a stick.
The Minnesota State Fair runs August 21 to September 1.
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