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Arizona: mealworm-covered caramel apples, Phoenix fair food
Arizona: mealworm-covered caramel apples, Phoenix

Along with deep-fried crickets, the Arizona Exposition & State Fair's Chef du' Jour booth sold caramel apples dipped in mealworms in 2011.
(Photo: Chef John of Chef du' Jour)

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Cotton candy, corn dogs and candy apples once ruled the midway at the local fair, but visitors now want food that's exotic — as long as it's on a stick, or more importantly, fried. From health–defying anomalies like fried beer to squirm–inducing “python kebabs,” the new sideshow is food. | by Justine Sterling, Food & Wine

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