On this week’s episode of Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes Or Less, I speak with “Mama Jane” Harris from Carnival Eats. Every year for Plant City’ Florida Strawberry Festival, she creates something new for fair food fans to try.

I first fell in Mama Jane’s desserts about 5 or 6 years ago when she invented “Funnel Bacon on a Stick.” She took a stick of thick bacon, dipped it in funnel cake batter, fried it up and topped it with powdered sugar and a maple butter glaze. It was something. Last year it was eclipsed by a strawberry lemon ricotta funnel cake. But this year, she might even top that.

Mama announced that Plant City will get a Strawberry Key Lime Funnel Cake for 2022. Two Florida flavors in one dessert. The strawberries will be from Plant City and fresh lime juice will be used to give it that local flavor. Top it with powdered sugar and some fresh strawberries and a key lime glaze.

Written by Geno Knight

Hear more about the new food coming to the Florida Strawberry Festival (:54) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. Plus, learn about Bark in the Park (3:15) and get ready for the Gasparilla Distance Classic (5:24).

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