Fried bubblegum, buffalo chicken flapjack State Fair favorites

The Associated Press

DALLAS — Buffalo chicken in a flapjack and fried bubblegum are the judges’ top picks for the best and most creative foods that will be available this year at the State Fair of Texas.

The buffalo chicken flapjack is a chicken strip coated in flapjack batter and jalapeno bread crumbs and then fried. It was voted Best Taste in the Big Tex Choice Awards competition Monday.

Fried bubblegum is described by fair officials as a bubblegum-flavored marshmallow dipped in batter and “lightly fried to perfection.” It was voted Most Creative.

Other deep-fried concoctions in the competition were pineapple upside down cake, salsa and chips, a banana rolled in a flour tortilla, a sausage and sauerkraut ball and a pastry filled with pumpkin and cream cheese.

The fair starts Sept. 30