This Repulsive County Fair Food Goes Way Too Far

fried maggots county fair
All right food vendors at county and state fairs, we all cry, "Uncle." It's time to stop trying to one-up each other, because someone is going to get hurt. When you all started frying Snickers bars, we all gave you a round of applause. Inventive! Impressive! Delicious! Then came bacon. You know what? We'll try it. Of course it was delicious. You were really just taking the light frying a little deeper. Butter? Ummm, okay that's hitting the line. But that didn't stop some of us from getting behind the deep-fried Kool-Aid.

But the latest out of the Colorado State Fair is just too much. You've jumped the shark, state fair food vendor, and we're not going to take it anymore!

They're serving up maggots in Colorado, and that's not the worst of it.


People are eating it!!!! Really, Colorado, have you no taste buds? It's not like you're on Survivor, and it's your main protein source. You live in a state of plenty, there's no need to resort to eating maggots on a grilled cheese. And not only are they eating it, but they're saying things like maggots "taste like sunflower seeds." You know maggots eat dead things, right? I mean, they specifically exist to eat dead things. And now you're eating it. With cheese.

But the Jungle George stand doesn't stop with maggots (although they should have, they totally should have!). They're also serving up scorpions and crickets. Also, alligator, but that's not so unusual in some parts of our country, so I'll let that pass. I'm just thinking if you're eating at Jungle George, you have no one to blame but yourself when you're hanging over the bowl at the end of a fun day at the fair.

Just wait, next fair season it's going to be deep-fried fingernails. You've been warned, fair-goers! You've been warned.

Would you eat a grilled cheese sandwich with maggots?


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