I made my annual trip to the fair in Wausau this year. I went twice. I saw Daughtry and Andy Grammer perform. It was a successful trip. I am going to break it down by day.
Thursday: cheese curds from the Breakfast Optimists stand; loaded waffle chips with yellow queso, green onions, bacon pieces and sour cream; cheesecake on a stick (cherry dipped); mini donut holes. I ate before the concert only.
I started off with the order of cheese curds; a tradition to start off with these for as long as I have been going to this fair – perfectly cooked with the perfect amount of breading. The queso on the loaded waffle fries provided a nice kick to the taste buds; the ingredients were a great complement to the thin waffle chips. The cherry dipped cheesecake was phenomenal as usual, and it is very difficult to make a mistake on this classic Wisconsin Valley Fair sweet treat! The donut holes I had were a great substitute to the traditional deep fried mini donuts, and plus they came in a big plastic cup, which provided easier access to eat. Close to perfection, but you got to have that special wow factor to get the best score. The non traditional Matt Kring fair items (the loaded waffle chips and donut holes) were great but not quite that item that I will be talking about for months. 9.5/10
Friday: authentic mexican tacos with shredded pollo (chicken), cilantro, chopped raw onions and taco sauce (one was spicy, one was mild); grilled cheese sandwich (Bistro Melt it was called, which contained ham, swiss cheese and a special bistro sauce; served with parmesan garlic chips); TWO orders of cheese curds from the Breakfast Optimists stand; waffle bombs (deep fried waffles, strawberry sauce, powdered sugar and chocolate sauce); cheese fries; funnel cake with powdered sugar, caramel sauce and soft serve ice cream. I ate before the concert and after.
I went full feed bag mode on Friday. I was ready to give it my all. The cheese curds taste a little different each order I get from the Breakfast Optimists, but they all taste amazing! The tacos were awesome, and the ingredients were nice and fresh The item, that will stick out to me will be the waffle bombs. First time I’ve seen anything like this at the Wisconsin Valley Fair. It was the best item I had during my stay at the fair. If you have a passion for waffles, then you would agree with me. I really liked the grilled cheese sandwich (especially the sauce); one of my favorite items to eat, and the parmesan garlic chips were a great item to tag along with the grilled cheese. The funnel cake is a classic fair item, but it is a deal breaker with the ice cream, and I decided to try the caramel sauce; overall, just delightful. Cheese fries are determined by how the french fry is cooked, and it was a major success. I was in the zone, everything was full potential, and pair that up with the top notch waffle bombs, and you have a perfect score in my book! 10/10