Food & Drink

Ditching the State Fair for Sonic’s Oreo a La Mode

The Texas State Fair is almost open, and soon we will be inundated with corny dogs, funnel cakes, and literally any other fried food you can think of. Earlier this year, Sonic launched a collection of state fair inspired foods from fried jalapeno poppers to the Oreo a La Mode.

Picture the state fair; people all around; the sweet smell of fried batter and powdered sugar in the air. That is the exact image that comes to mind with the Oreo a La Mode. Not only does Sonic give you three fried Oreos, they also throw in a small side of ice cream for dipping purposes. Even though I have visited the state fair multiple times in the past, I have never tried a fried Oreo. Let me just say, I now understand all the hype.

A sweet, crunchy batter coats each Oreo and smells exactly like a funnel cake you could expect to get at the state fair. Break the Oreo in half and you will find a softened Oreo cookie with a creamy center. It’s everything you love in a traditional Oreo but elevated. The side of ice cream adds another layer of flavor and makes the dessert more complete. This pair resembles a delicious, over the top Oreo funnel cake without all the mess.

I do recommend sharing this dessert with a friend or significant other because they are incredibly rich. I managed to eat one Oreo dipped in ice cream and was left feeling satisfied. In total, the Oreo a La Mode will cost you 590 calories with nearly half of those calories coming from fat. Due to the nutrition facts alone, I would not go out of my way to eat this item. However, if you are looking for a state fair experience without the exorbitant prices and people, Sonic is a good substitute.  

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