16 Craziest State Fair Foods

8. Chocolate covered scorpions

A specialty of the Southwestern State Fairs, vendors in California and Arizona have perfected these. The chef takes a large scorpion, deep fries it (of course), and dips the entire thing in chocolate — it’s as simple as that. There’s no stinger anymore, but people do find that these confections are quite crunchy. If you’re not interested in scorpion, but still want to be a bit adventurous, you can try chocolate covered grasshopper or lizard.



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Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

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Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…