Food & Drink

Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes & bacon-wrapped everything at the San Diego County Fair

Chicken Charlie's Kripsy Kreme Sloppy Joe at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.
Sara Norris

The San Diego County Fair is where you'll find a ménage à trois of sexually adventurous carnies bright flashing lights, blaring carnival music, and the intoxicating smell of artery-clogging culinary creations. Whether you're after an old-school funnel cake or this Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe from Chicken Charlie's, it's clear that if the rides don't give you a heart attack, the food is more than up to the task.

Bacon dipped in chocolate at the San Diego State Fair in Del Mar.

The people at Bacon Affair know that while bacon may be delicious, dipping it in chocolate makes it even more delicious.

Bacon wrapped turkey legs at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

Speaking of bacon, these Caveman Turkey Legs are wrapped in a whole bunch of it and then cooked on a rotisserie. And then dipped in chocolate. Kidding. They're saving that for next year.

Cream cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped grilled jalepenos at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

These grilled bacon-wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese will set your mouth ablaze, and then other body parts that decorum prevents us from identifying in detail.

Porkabello Kabobs at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

There’re even these cleverly named Porkabello Kabobs made with skewered portabello mushrooms that're... wait for it... wrapped in bacon before hanging out over an open flame.

Texas Tater Twister at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

Continuing with the foods on a stick theme, The Texas Tater Twister: a spiral cut potato, fried (of course), sprinkled with a choice of toppings like lemon pepper, garlic Parmesan, or seasoned salt, and then curled around a footlong sausage along with your choice of dipping sauce: either ranch, nacho cheese, or barbecue sauce. The correct answer? All of them.

Waffle Dog from Chicken Charlie at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

The Waffle Dog is another favorite from the evil geniuses at Chicken Charlie's. Its like a corn dog, but the wiener is encased in a golden waffle and drizzled with syrup. So, basically, it's better than a corn dog.

Roasted corn at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

If your body absolutely HAS to have a vegetable, at least this roasted corn is dipped in melted butter...

Pit BBQ at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

Then you can get back to consuming just about any kind of pit BBQ meat that you could ever want.

Maple Bacon Donut at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

Just when you thought there couldn't be any more things involving bacon, this Texas-sized maple-bacon donut is all, "Hey, what about me," and you realize there's little chance you can leave the fair alive.