The San Diego County Fair, the largest one in the United States with an estimated 1.6M visitors annually, is known for its quirky, over-the-top vendor food. This organizers of this year's fair themed it "How sweet it is" and asked its vendors to come up with at least one rainbow-colored "unicorn-specific" dish.
One vendor took the unicorn-food challenge and created these cotton candy ice cream sandwiches:
Yes, those are Fruity Pebbles.
San Diego Union-Tribune podcasters Abby Hamblin and Luis Gomez humorously rated the taste of five of the fair's more unusual food offerings:
Deep-fried filet mignon:
[Abby] This dish wins the award for ugliest presentation with the best taste...
Not an actual donut (sad face)
[Luis] This dish was exactly what I had imagined, which is just a bunch of pasta shaped as a doughnut. It’s not fried. And it tasted just as I imagined, just pasta. It wasn’t disappointing, but it wasn’t totally exciting either...
[Abby] This was my favorite of the day. It tastes like pasta but feels like a nacho...
The fair is open now through July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.