Here are 6 new for 2022 Florida State Fair Foods.

The fair food creators at the Florida State Fair are already plotting to destroy your New Year’s resolutions. Those plans you had to shed a few pounds in 2022? Yeah let’s just forget about that. This year’s Florida State Fair runs from February 10th through the 21st at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.  Take a look at some of the new Florida State Fair food creations they’ve come up with to tempt you!

The Buffalo Chicken Funnel Cake Taco
The Buffalo Chicken Funnel Cake Taco: This one comes to us from Mama Jane at The Best Around. If you’ve listened to my radio show over the years, you’ve heard me gush about her “Funnel Bacon on a Stick.” It’s been featured on national television shows like Carnival Eats for years. For last year’s Florida Strawberry Festival, Mama introduced Plant City to the “Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Funnel Cake.” It was INSANELY good. Mama’s creation for the 2022 Florida State Fair is a taco shell dipped in a special buffalo funnel mix, fried golden, then filled with buffalo chicken dip, topped with lettuce, cheddar cheese, ranch, and Cool Ranch Doritos crumbles.
The Donut Dog: DeAnna’s is a family-run Florida company. They also have been featured on Carnival Eats. They have 3 new offerings this year. For this one, they take a homemade long John Donut and puts inside a fresh grilled all beef hot dog. Add in some applewood bacon and then an icing drizzle!
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll: I’m so in on this one. Grandma Brown’s Cinnamon Rolls have been making these since 1970. This one is topped with warm cinnamon apple pie filling, then drizzled with warm caramel and white frosting.
Deep Fried Banana Pudding: DeAnna’s Steak Sundaes has another one to tempt you. Love banana pudding? How about we add in some donut holes and top it with whipped cream and caramel?
The Poutine Sundae: Another one from DeAnna’s. You take some french fries, top it with fresh cheese curds and gravy and you have a Montreal favorite. But we’re in ‘Murica darn it… so they added some sirloin steak too!
Cookie Dough Explosion: Last but not least, how about this for decadent? The Funky Flamingo out of Gulfport will serve up this sundae with a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie, topped with a salted caramel gelato. Then they pile on a couple scoops of cookie dough that’s covered in hot fudge, caramel and whipped cream. Oh – and they’re not done. They then top it off with Oreos.

Gallery courtesy of Press Marketing/FSF

Hear more about all the amazing food you can try at the Florida State Fair (:5:53) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. Explore a couple Tampa Bay area hidden gems (:54) and get ready to cruise out of the Port of Tampa (3:09).

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Written by and featured photo by Knight/Beasley