A couple of weeks ago, I did a story about some of the "Deep Fried Favorites" at state fairs.

But, how did I miss this?!?

Deep fried bubblegum!!!

Yes, that's right... Bubblegum.

It was one of the top finalists for the Big Tex Choice Awards.

Other contenders included: Fried Autumn Pie, Deep Fried Salsa, and Deep Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

But... Didn't mom always say not to swallow gum? Something about staying in your belly for seven years?

According to the State Fair of Texas Facebook page, fried bubblegum is "light as a feather bubble gum dipped in batter and lightly fried to perfection. Decorated with a swirl of icing. A final sprinkling of powdered sugar completes this treat! It will blow you away!"

Really? I'll have to ask mom about it!