Original Cream Puffs The iconic Original Cream Puff, sold at the Fair since 1924, is the most popular food item among Fairgoers – an average of 350,000 are consumed each year! The delicious cream-filled pastries can be enjoyed individually or in three- or six-packs.
For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant “foods” that are all at once monstrous and wondrous. The Texas State Fair — the largest state fair in the country — holds a yearly competition for the most innovative deep-fried foods.
When the Minnesota State Fair opens the gates this summer, the Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds stand will be no more, despite efforts to keep it open. Tom Mueller said he is shutting down his #SaveTheCurds campaign to try to keep open the State Fair stand that his parents and their business partners founded in 1975.