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By: Matt Hickman on Aug. 23, 2011, 7:49 a.m.
man holding chocolate-covered bacon up to camera

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Chocolate-covered bacon on a stick

Where: Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis

If perverse state fair foods had the ability to star in their own Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedies, this one would be a doozy: “When Chocolate Met Bacon.” A sweet and salty match made in high-cholesterol heaven, the Wisconsin State Fair’s chocolate-covered bacon on a stick has the potential to win over both lovers of chocolate (timeless) and bacon (so 2005) … or to be completely revolting. Fortunately, the Wisconsin State Fair offers a decent amount of on-a-stick edibles (but nothing like the folks over at the Minnesota State Fair), giving fair-goers the opportunity to get their bacon (country fried bacon on a stick) and chocolate (chocolate and nuts on a stick) fixes separately.