As a vegetarian, it's really hard to find something edible, other than cotton candy, popcorn etc. at the county fair. This year I decided to try some "fair food", being careful to avoind the usual hamburgers and giant turkey legs that are so common at these things.
The ice cream was a no-brainer. Nice and cool, it was familiar and yummy. Ventura Fair had soft pretzles, also a familiar item and decent tasting. But when I received my order of "a basket of colossal onion rings" at the OC Fair, I was horrified. There were only 7 of them (for $7.95 and while they were certainly huge, they were all dough. Just like a donuut dough with a skinny onion ring inside. They were chewy, not crisp, and obviously reheated. I tossed them. The lemonade was a disgrace, as well. Powdered and sweeter than sugar. Blah. I tossed that as well. Then came the snow-cone. After all, I needed something cold and icy to rince away the bad taste in my mouth.
That snow cone was HUGE! Easily enough for two people, it consisted of a bowl filled with crushed ice (and then 4 scoops of ice on top. Each was flavored differently but by the time I sat down at a nearby table, most of the flavor had gravitated to thebottom of thebowl so I was crunching on plain ice. I ate what i could and then dumped the rest. I was done wasting my money.
so today I went to the Ventura County Fair. Nothing veg friendly other than corn so I contented myself with thoughts of fresh cotton candy. Love that warm, right from the machine spun sugar. Yummm.....to my horror (and I noticed this at the OC Fair as well) ALL of the cotton candy being sold is aleady premade in bags! I did not see a SINGLE cotton candy machine at either fair. What's going on?
I tried once more, approaching a stand advertising caramle corn. I walked away empty handed. They were all sold out.
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