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(Floridastatefair.com) - Remember that juicy, bacon stuffed, ice cream cheeseburger you had last year at the fair?  Well, Dennis and Cheryl Reas owners of Carousel foods, and inventors of the doughnut burger, have released their 2012 creations for the Florida State Fair.  The Reas' watch various programming online and on TV to get their inspiration.  This year they have come up with some uniquely delicious combinations.

The Mac and Cheese Burger will feature a standard bun, burger patty, bacon, and a scoop of creamy macaroni and cheese, and all of your favorite toppings.  Or perhaps something Elvis would have loved, like the Bacon Peanut Butter Burger. This bacon burger topped with peanut butter, fully loaded of course, is fit for a king.

Meat lovers, the Wild Hog is a bacon cheeseburger topped with BBQ Pork, Slaw, Fries, BBQ sauce and "ran though the garden" if you like it that way.  Or perhaps the Polish Boy, a Kielbasa Sausage grilled, and then placed on a toasted garlic roll topped with BBQ Pork, Slaw, Fries, BBQ sauce.  The Potato Mash Burger is a Bacon Cheeseburger topped with a griddle fried mashed potato cake.  The Polish Burger is a Bacon Cheeseburger topped with a piece of kielbasa sausage with all your favorite toppings.

"We haven't stopped at just sandwiches," said Dennis Reas.  "We thought about the sweet lovers too."

Deep Fried Bubblegum consists of bubblegum flavored marshmallows dipped in a batter and deep fried "as is" then drizzled with a little pink and blue icing and a few Chicklets sprinkled on top.  Deep Fried M & M's are M & M's wrapped in a sweet dough stuck with a stick and then dipped in a batter and fried, sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Deep Fried Hershey Drops are Hershey Drops wrapped in a sweet dough stuck with a stick, then dipped in a batter and fried, sprinkled with powdered.  Lastly, Deep Fried Kool Aid is a batter made with cherry Kool Aid and deep fried.

Not sweet, but on a stick is the Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes, dipped in batter and fried.

"Everyone looks forward to the food at the fair", said Rip Stalvey, Director of Marketing and Museum Operations for the Florida State Fair Authority.  "There is only 12 days a year when you can eat exotic fair food, and there is no bigger assortment then the Florida State Fair."

The Florida State Fair, February 9th through the 20th, has discount deals on admission, rides, entertainment, and more.  For more Fair information visit http://www.floridastatefair.com

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