DALLAS (AP) - As if the Girl Scouts' Samoa cookie isn't sinful enough, a longtime State Fair of Texas treat provider is perfecting a way to improve the chocolate-coconut-caramel cookie for fair goers.
Christi Erpillo's family has served deep-fried items at the Dallas fair for 40 years. She says the Samoa is her all-time favorite cookie and she's found a way to drop the classic into a deep fryer without getting it soggy and without losing its taste.
She tells The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/MepXUD) the Samoa embellishment is intended to help the Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary.
Erpillo's mother introduced funnel cake to the fair in the 1980s. In 2009, Erpillo made a splash with deep-fried peaches and cream.
The three-week State Fair of Texas opens Sept. 28.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com
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