I remember the good old days when fried Twinkies and candy bars were the exciting additions of Fair Food. Some were bold enough to offer fried butter. Californians, go figure, have taken Fair Food to a level I hoped to never see.

The  California State Fair will debut this year a Maggot Grilled Cheese Sandwich, sickeningly dubbed the Maggot Melt.

The sandwich will have the traditional fixin's for a grilled cheese plus DRIED MAGGOTS. Keeping with the fair food tradition the maggots will be deep fried.

Other additions to the fair food line up include Raccoon on a Stick, as opposed to on a garbage can lid where you would normally find raccoons.

No wonder California is going down the toilet in a hurry. Let's hope saner minds prevail when the State Fair of Louisiana comes up in October.

The Sacramento Bee