STATE FAIR OF TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The State Fair of Texas is almost here, which means the Big Tex Choice Awards judges have tallied their scores and cast their final votes for the must-have foods visitors should indulge in this year.

Best Taste – Savory

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Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Taco Cone by Ruth Hauntz

Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Taco Cone by Ruth Hauntz (State Fair of Texas)

Tender, savory, marinated and slow-cooked barbacoa served in an ice cream cone-shaped tortilla shell with black beans and cilantro lime rice. It is topped with pico de gallo, queso fresco and homemade salsa verde.


Best Taste – Sweet

Big Red Chicken Bread by Brent & Juan Reaves

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Big Red Chicken Bread by Brent & Juan Reaves (State Fair of Texas)

This new fair favorite starts with a homemade, light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth, Big Red-flavored frosting, and served with a savory fried chicken wing resting in the middle of the doughnut.


Most Creative

Fla’Mango Tango by The Garza Family 

Fla’Mango Tango by The Garza Family (State Fair of Texas)

Treat yourself with a refreshingly creamy mango twist, fried and drizzled with a kicky citrus glaze. Topped with whipped topping and served with a side of strawberry mango sorbet.

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The State Fair of Texas opens Sept. 27 and will run through Oct. 20.