Fisher Flour will sell over one million scones during this year's edition of the Puyallup Fair, but there's more to eat at the fair than pastry. This week, Voracious upholds its annual tradition of spotlighting four new-to-the-fair foods worth checking out should the scone lines grow unbearably long.
I don't often wish that whatever's in my ice cream cone was hotter. But Lady Luck's Cowgirl Candy Cone was just a few degrees away from being an unqualified hit.
My order wasn't freshly-made, so the fleshy sweet potato fries tucked into the flaky waffle cone had cooled to room temperature. Still, even though the filling wasn't perfectly hot, it was easy to appreciate the trashy greatness of the walk-and-snack treat. The fries were lapped with sticky marshmallow fluff (not marshmallow sauce, as any Fluffernutter connoisseur will immediately attest), so the dessert tasted like a cut-rate sweet potato casserole spritzed with caramel sauce.
The Candy Cone comes by its declasse charm honestly: Concessionaire Lady Luck also runs Cowgirl Up Steakhouse & Saloon, the Tacoma nightclub which nightly features bare-midriffed dancers in boots. Sadly for fans of rhinestone cowgirls and sweet potatoes, the Candy Cone isn't on the club's regular menu.