When you go to a carnival, what is the the food you want most?

United States
April 18, 2007 11:25pm CST
When you go to a carnival, what is the the food you want most? My favorite carnival foods are cotton candy, funnel cake, snow cones (cherry or blueberry), and fresh cut fries. I love cotton candy. I rarely get it. Funnel cake is so good if it is fresh. I make my own snow cones at home when I want to. My husband makes fresh cut fries all the time. I never eat them because they are not good for you with all that oil...but when you go to the carnival all those things taste better and you have to have them. Afterward...I feel a bit loaded. And you are never to old to win a teddy bear at the games:)
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
19 Apr 07
The food I want most at a carnival is fried dough. Even if we don't have much money, I always make sure that I get some. I am not a real big fan of the other foods they have there but their fries, hamburgers, sauseges and even their hotdogs taste good. when I was younger, I always had to get cotton candy but now its definately the fried dough.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I don't think they have fried dough at the ones we go to.
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@Gumball (793)
• United States
21 May 07
Might be known as Elephant Ears there.
• Australia
19 Apr 07
Cotton candy is my favorite. i love carnival, we can have so much fun in there. I'd remember when i was a child,mom and dad took me there. I'm so happy, and now i still like cotton candy then the other foods.
• United States
19 Apr 07
There is nothing like cotton candy.
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@stormygrl (763)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Fair fries are the best,also like the corn dogs and tried a fried hoho which was very good.Just a few more months till it's time for the fairs!
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Never heard of a fried Hoho. A Hoho, yes...but fried no.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 07
I love eating ice cream in different flavors and really don't eat heavy foods like rice. I prefer to eat some foods like popcorn and anything that would satisfy my health.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
When I go to carnivals, I am not thinking about my health, but I should be.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Ah food another one of my favorite topics ;) I love to eat sausage and pepper sandwich usually as my meal. Then it's on the sweets and treats. I also like funnel cakes especially with a lot of powdered sugar on top. I like to find the odd things they try out at fairs like fried oreos, or snickers bars. We'll get one and share it as a family because they are usually so greasy. Plus we want to save room for more things to eat. My dd usually gets cotton candy and doesn't finish it. Of course I can't stand to see any food go to waste, so I just have to eat it. Oh I forgot roasted corn on the cob with our meal. Popcorn usually is bought and shared. I really enjoy the fresh squeezed lemonade and if they have fresh strawberries we'll get them with cream. Then we wobble home like little piggies. Just remember to do the rides before the food, or else!
• United States
19 Apr 07
I have heard of them and seen pictures of them but never had the deep fried snickers bars. I really want one. Never heard of the deep fried Oreos.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
Thanks for best response :)
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Funnel cake, funnel cake, funnel cake! Every year we have this festival called the Neptune Festival and it's the only time I'll let myself have one. So every year I'm so excited right around September. All over fried dough and powdered sugar!
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Bring me one back!
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Yummy carnival food..... I love to get chili dogs and anything fried .
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• United States
20 Apr 07
I love chili dogs with onion, and cheese!
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I love the Hot Sausage and of course funnel cakes.
• United States
20 Apr 07
It looks like funnel cakes is well known.
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@mickidmw (992)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Yummmmmmm... a big huge order of greasy icky curly fries!! We have stood in line for over an hour for them! Yummmm! The best!
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• United States
20 Apr 07
You can get the curly fries at restaurants here. One order coming up!
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
19 Apr 07
I love carnivals, it is one time when you can act a little silly like when you were a kid! I love popcorn and pancakes! Yes... what is a funnel cake?
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• United States
20 Apr 07
See your other post...
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
19 Apr 07
I love carnivals, it is one time when you can act a little silly like when you were a kid! I love popcorn and pancakes! Yes... what is a funnel cake?
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• United States
20 Apr 07
If you like pancakes, you would love funnel cake. You take pancake-like batter and put it in a funnel and drip it in a pan of hot oil...about an inch of it. Turn that batter over after a few minutes. When it is done put it on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I'm reluctant to admit this, but I love those deep-friend Snickers bars. There's something sinful about chocolate, caramel and peanuts melted in a soft, warm doughy shell, sprinkled with powdered sugar. What's even better is washing it down with some fresh-squeezed lemonade. Mmm!
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• United States
19 Apr 07
You are making me hungry!
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I love the waffels with the powdered sugar on them and the salt water taffy. I only go to the carnivals for that.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Atlantic City has excellent saltwater taffy. All different versions. Even chocolate covered.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I take my 2 grandsons to the carnivals around here every summer. They are 6 and 8 years old. We just love funnel cakes topped with fresh strawberries on them. I also have to hunt for a good chili dog or chicago dog. Those are awesome. Nowdays its so exspensive though. I spend around $50 just eating at the carnivals in one days visit. LOL. Thanks for the discussion also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
19 Apr 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, Never had funnel cake with strawberries, but it sounds delicious! Kimberly
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@michele609 (1687)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I love Funnel Cake , But they are so expensive now and I wish that I could try to avoid them, but I have to say that they taste soooooo good.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Get a funnel and a recipe. You can make your own.
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@Gumball (793)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Funnel Cakes 3 to 4 cups of flour 3 eggs 2 cups milk 1/4 sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt powdered sugar for topping vegetable oil for deep frying - heat to 375F degrees Beat the eggs, then add the sugar and milk. Sift 2 cups of flour, the salt, and the baking powder. Add to the milk mixture. Mix while adding more flour until the batter is smooth and not too thick. The funnel should have an opening of at least 1/2 inch and be able to hold a cup of batter. Put your finger over the bottom and add a cup of batter. Remove your finger and allow the batter to pour into the center of the oil. Be careful, the oil will splash. Gradually swirl the batter outward in a circular motion, or criss cross back and forth to make a cake about 7 or 8 inches around. Check it with a pair of tongs and turn when the bottom becomes golden brown. When both sides are brown, remove with tongs and let it drip with a paper towel. Sift powdered sugar on top.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
This is looking very good! Thank you!
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@semak76 (187)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Fried dough with sauce and cheese, and for my son, fried dough with sugar...he makes a terrible mess...lol
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• United States
21 Apr 07
Remind him to lick his hands when he is finished. lol
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I love funnel cake, fried dough (a New England fair treat- yummy, yummy- one of my favorite things about moving from Pennsylvania), and corn dogs!
• United States
21 Apr 07
I love the mini vegetarian corn dogs. I could eat them forever.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
My favorite carnival food is funnel cakes! I also love the cotton candy. We usually have to try some nachos or polish sausage, too. We try to each get something different and share it as a family. But, yes, we too go waddling home! It is a good thing the carnival only comes to our town once a year! tdbrower1969
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• United States
21 Apr 07
We like to do that, too...each get different things so we get a little of this and that.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Dippin' Dots!!! MMMMMMMM
• United States
20 Apr 07
They have Dippin Dots in Ocean City, Md.
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@oshawn31 (100)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I remember as a kid we would go to great adventure every summer and would always get funnel cake. it had been a long time since i had funnel cake but recently i saw it at a local mall and instantly got one
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• United States
20 Apr 07
And you instantly felt great!
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