Fried Bubble Gum Wins, Tastes Like My Little Pony Turds
|Fried bubble gum is really a fried strawberry-flavored marshmallow. Yum? More photos in the slideshow.|
definitely a little (OK, maybe a lot) excited. Like, a lot a lot. Allan Weiss took home the Best Taste title with his fried buffalo chicken in a flapjack (more on that later). And most unshockingly, Justin Martinez won Most Creative with his fried bubble gum.
While Martinez's fried bubble gum isn't actually a fried ball of real bubble gum, it is pretty tempting. "We're really excited about it," he says. "When you fry a marshmallow, it really mimics the texture of bubble gum. And when we added the bubble gum flavor extract to this strawberry marshmallow, it really makes it so that it does have that bubble gum flavor -- whatever that is." Bubble gum is a weird flavor, isn't it? It's like the color pink and Lisa Frank made a flavor baby.
|Judge Kristi Scales gets her stretch on.|
|This is the face of someone who appreciates the joy of Fried Christmas.|