Every food movement, healthy or not, has to have its latest and greatest thing to keep people interested. This year, for organic and local food lovers, it was everything garlic scape. The cupcake craze morphed into cake pops over the past year. And, when it comes to state and county fair foods, there’s always a new deep fried or scary food combination to get eaters into a frenzy.

Two years ago, I told you about deep fried butter at the Texas State Fair. Last year’s fair food craze was the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger, topped with chocolate-covered bacon. This year’s unusual and scary popular fair food is Deep Fried Kool-Aid.

Charlie Boghosian, who apparently loves his deep fryers, invented deep Fried Kool-Aid. He’s created more than 100 deep fried food items. Last month at the San Diego Fair, he introduced Deep Fried Kool Aid. In the first weekend, he went through 150 pounds of Cherry Kool-Aid that he mixed with flour and water before popping them into the fryer. Basically, they seem like cherry flavored fried dough. Not something I’d want to eat, but not nearly as gross as the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger.

There are now homemade fried Kool-Aid recipes popping up all over the Internet along with YouTube tutorials on how to make your own. I’m not going to link to any of them because I’d suggest you not join the craze. It’s interesting to take a look at the yearly fair food trends, though.  

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Deep Fried Kool-Aid is this year's crazy fair food
Just when you think everything that can be deep fried has been deep fried, someone comes up with another unthinkable combination.