RABBIT ON A BUN:  Barbecue sauce optional

I’ve picked up a bit of criticism for not featuring some of the more healthy items at the Arkansas State Fair. And yes, there are a couple I have just outright forgotten to expound on.

Now, the healthiest and yet most exotic place to eat on the Fairgrounds this time around happens to be a mighty far walk from almost any gate, which in a way makes it a more healthful adventure.

And when you walk up to this place, it doesn’t seem like much. It’s a little yellow trailer just north of the rabbit facility, across the street from the FFA’s big petting zoo. But there are three original items here you won’t find at any other state fair, anywhere.

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The one you’ve heard so much about are the Chocolate Smoochies. I’ve been calling them Smooches because I think I heard them wrong right off the bat and that stuck with me. But there they are on the sign — Hershey’s Kisses (or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups) wrapped in a biscuit dough and deep fried. There’s a sugarless version, though I cannot imagine why.

These little bombs of joy are tasty, and you get four of them for $4. Good deal. Best for sharing. But that’s not the healthy bit. For that, you have to go for some goat or rabbit. No joke. Go look on the jump.