Posted: Sep 5, 2011 4:51 PM by NBC News (BT)
You've heard of fried twinkies, fried candy bars... even fried butter. So what's next? At the Texas State Fair later this month, fried bubble gum will make its debut. But right now, it's in a competition for the best tasting and most creative fried food.
Last year, it was all about fried beer at the Texas State Fair. The year before that, it was fried butter. But this year, Justin Martinez is going pink... Bubble gum pink.
"It almost has that blow up effect where it almost looks like someone's blowing a bubble," said Justin Martinez, the creator of fried bubble gum.
Justin says the idea came from one of his employees. This year, he's hoping the creation wins top honors at the "Big Tex Choice Awards." The winner is dubbed as having the best tasting, and most creative fried food at the fair.
Here's how Justin's creation is made. He takes marshmallows and infuses them with bubble gum extract. That's where it gets the gum flavor. After that, the marshmallow goes into some pink batter, then to the fryer. "We give it a little bit of blue icing on top and then those chicklets to give it some color, it gives it a nice appeal," he said.
But Justin has some stiff competition at this year's fair. How would you like to try some fried salsa?
Isaac Rousso is the man behind that treat. He thinks it's good enough to win. "Just think about if you were to have some nice warm salsa with the cheese in the middle and a crunchy crust on the outside, and you get to dip it in some sauce that's what you get," Isaac said.
But in the end, it'll all be up to the judges. They'll choose the best tasting and most creative fried foods this week. The Texas State Fair runs September 30th through October 23rd.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties