Photos of the Day: Fried Jell-O Among 8 Food Finalists for State Fair of Texas

Eight funky foods β€” including fried Jell-O β€” are in the running for Best Taste and Most Creative in the State Fair of Texas annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

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This undated photo provided by the State Fair of Texas shows Fried Jell-O, created by Ruth Hauntz. Eight funky foods, including Fried Jell-O, are in the running for Best Taste and Most Creative in the State Fair of Texas annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fair officials in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, announced the eight finalists, with the two top picks to be revealed on Aug. 28. (State Fair of Texas via AP)This undated photo provided by the State Fair of Texas shows Fried Jell-O, created by Ruth Hauntz. Eight funky foods, including Fried Jell-O, are in the running for Best Taste and Most Creative in the State Fair of Texas annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fair officials in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, announced the eight finalists, with the two top picks to be revealed on Aug. 28. (State Fair of Texas via AP)

DALLAS (AP) β€” Eight funky foods β€” including fried Jell-O β€” are in the running for Best Taste and Most Creative in the State Fair of Texas annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

Fair officials in Dallas on Wednesday announced the eight finalists, with the two top picks to be revealed on Aug. 28.

The list of culinary creations also includes Caribbean pineapple Korn-a-Copia, deep fried bacon burger dog slider on a stick and deep fried pulled pork Funyuns.

Other delicacies are State Fair cookie fries, a chicken pot pie pocket with macaroni and cheese dip, injectable great balls of BBQ and southern fried chicken and dumplings.

The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 23 at Fair Park in Dallas.

This undated photo provided by the State Fair of Texas shows Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia, created by Stephen Alade. Eight funky foods, including Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia, are in the running for Best Taste and Most Creative in the State Fair of Texas annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fair officials in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, announced the eight finalists, with the two top picks to be revealed on Aug. 28. (State Fair of Texas via AP)This undated photo provided by the State Fair of Texas shows Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia, created by Stephen Alade. Eight funky foods, including Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia, are in the running for Best Taste and Most Creative in the State Fair of Texas annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fair officials in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, announced the eight finalists, with the two top picks to be revealed on Aug. 28. (State Fair of Texas via AP)
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