Texas State Fair Releases Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists

Photo via KSAT 12

In following up with our previous post about the Big Tex Choice Awards, the Texas State Fair recently announced its top ten selection of finalists who will be competing in three different taste categories. The categories include “Best Taste - Savory,” “Best Taste - Sweet” and “Most Creative.”

Since the beginning, the State Fair has always served up crazy food creations for everyone to enjoy. From deep-fried lattes to deep-fried potato salad, you start to wonder what else would be good to try fried.

While previous items served at the fair have hit the spot, there is always room for new things to try. Of course, the finalists did not disappoint and created deliciously fried goodness!

According to KSAT 12, items in the “Savory” category included Crispy Crazy Corn, Deep-Fried Seafood Gumbo Balls, and Pork Shots.

If you are looking for something “Sweet,” consider trying the Texas Pumpkin Poke Cake, Fernie’s Fried Toffee Coffee Crunch Cake, or the Armadillo Brisket Brittle.

While there are plenty of options to chose from, we are going to dive into a few highlighted items that earned their spot as a top ten finalist.

Among the many crazy creations, the Texas Pumpkin Poke Cake sounds like it might be something you may want to try, considering it may be a new fall favorite. This Texas-shaped pumpkin cake is topped with gooey vanilla glaze, caramel, and then topped with whipped cream and of course, a secret spice.

If that item does not suit your fancy, consider indulging in a Pork Shot. This item features smoked sausage as the base, wrapped in hickory-smoked bacon, which forms enough space to be filled with deliciously creamy mac and cheese. The outside of the shot is topped off with a sweet, yet spicy BBQ rub. Both items sound wildly complex and are sure to satisfy whatever cravings you may have!

View the original article from KSAT 12 to find out more about the top ten list before attending the fair, which opens on Sept. 24.