The fair is a place where people go to have fun, enjoy delicious food, and ride on some of the most exhilarating rides.
One of the most popular foods at the fair are cotton candy. This spun sugar delicacy has been around since at least 1894 when it was mentioned in an issue of St Nicholas Magazine.
Cotton candy was originally developed by an American food entrepreneur named William J. Morrison who wanted to create a sweet that would be less messy than snow cones or ice cream for children.
The end result is now called “cotton candy” because its fluffiness resembles puffs made from carded cotton from olden times. It’s also known as fairy floss outside North America (Australia) and New Zealand.
Popcorn and other salty snacks are also popular fair foods. There are many kinds of popcorn, including caramel corn, cheese popcorn, movie theater popcorn, and kettle corn.
Fried dough can be served fresh, as a donut, or in a variety of shapes. It is covered in sugar, honey, cinnamon, and other ingredients that make it sweet. Some fried doughs are even stuffed with savory fillings such as pizza or sausage.
Other than “funnel cake”, the names of most of these snacks are completely different than they were over a century ago. Take for example “squirrels”. This confection, once made from molasses, is now served as either a water-based or oil-based candy that can be shaped like an animal. They’re also often covered with chocolate.
Other salty snacks include nachos and cheese sticks. These foods can be served with a variety of toppings including salsa, chili, and sour cream. The origins of snacks like nachos can be traced back to the Aztecs.
Of course, there is the option to buy regular food. Adults can purchase a roast beef sandwich served on bread and wrapped in aluminum foil. Some adults also enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs that are dressed with condiments such as mustard or ketchup.
For children, there may be more options available than for adults. Maybe they’ll enjoy a hot dog with ketchup, mustard, and sauerkraut.
Kids also like pepperoni pizza and “corn dogs”. These foods are usually served on a stick to make them easy to eat. Condiments such as ketchup can also be added right onto the corn dog before it is eaten. Children may also enjoy candied apples or popcorn balls that are covered in chocolate.
These are just some of the most popular fair food items you can enjoy as we venture into the season of fairs this year.