There’s always room for Jell-O and this time it’s in the deep fryer. 

By Joey Skladany /
August 30, 2016
Courtesy of Big Tex

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Concession stand veteran Ruth Hauntz’s fried Jell-O took home top prize in the category of Best Taste at this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards held by the State Fair of Texas.

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The classic cherry concoction, breaded in panko and fried, was a hit with this year’s judges: a bull rider, a radio personality, a chef, a city councilwoman and a randomly-selected audience member. 

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Crinkle-cut cookie fries (which look and sound freakin' delicious) took home the prize for Most Creative, while semifinalists included a bacon burger dog slider on a stick and chicken pot pie pocket with mac 'n' cheese dip. 

Everything may be bigger in Texas, but apparently nothing more than their fair-goers' appetites. We're certainly not judging. 

(h/t Culturemap)