As summer temperatures are reaching their season’s peaks, state fairs across the country are beginning to heat up too.  Whether in Iowa, Illinois or Texas, many attendees of these fairs make special trips to for a night out, the rides and, of course, the food.  But, did you know that one of the wackier fair food trends actually uses beverages as an ingredient?

Believe it or not, fried forms of beverages, including Pepsi, Coke and Koolaid, have become a popular craze.  These soft drink creations resemble small doughnuts or fritters that include the beverage and its flavoring in the batter.

While it’s okay to indulge once in a while, we’d like to remind you of the importance of enjoying treats like these in moderation.  Also, if you choose to enjoy some fair "fare," you may need to get in some added exercise to balance out those additional calories.  Walking around and touring expansive fairgrounds are certainly ways to help achieve this goal.  So get out there and enjoy these fun summer events!