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And the Winner Is – The Bacon Bomb Explosion Burger

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The bacon bomb explosion burger has been crowned the peoples’ choice award winner for the Florida State Fair, which begins Thursday (Feb. 4).

TAMPA -The votes are in and Florida State fairgoers have decided that bacon really is better! The bacon bomb explosion burger is the resounding winner in the Florida State Fair’s People’s Choice Burger Awards.

The bacon bomb explosion burger beat out three other burger concoctions during online voting between Jan. 20-27 and will be featured on the menu during the Florida State Fair in Tampa that runs from Thursday (Feb. 4) through Feb. 15.

The winning burger features fresh ground chuck, with ranch, BBQ sauce and a special seasoning. After the addition of some bacon crumbles, the meat is wrapped in a lattice of fresh bacon and slow roasted with hickory smoke until golden brown, then sliced into patties. This mouthful of a burger is served on a Kaiser roll with a slice of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and, for the adventurous, a few more strips of bacon.

The bacon bomb explosion burger edged out the runner up, red neck burger, which is a fresh burger patty, with bacon and cheese, fried bologna, baked beans, potato sticks, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, on a toasted bun. The French toast burger was a close third. This breakfast-inspired burger featured a burger patty topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle, sandwiched between slices of homemade French toast and drizzled with a special sauce. In fourth place was the ice cream burger, a beef patty with cheese bacon, tomato, onion and pickle, and topped with a coated scoop of Mexican-style fried ice cream.

With a total of 1,803 votes, here is how the burgers stacked up:

  1. Bacon Bomb Explosion – 47 percent of total votes
  2. Red Neck Burger – 22 percent of total votes
  3. French Toast Burger – 20 percent of total votes
  4. Ice Cream Burger – 11 percent of total votes

For a full schedule and information about the fair, go to floridastatefair.com.

Photograph of the Bacon Bomb Explosion Burger courtesy of the Florida State Fair.

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