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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A food-tasting panel has declared a confection called spaghetti and meatballs ice cream the signature food of this year's Indiana State Fair.

The dish made by Monroe Concessions bested such offerings as micro beer cheese sauce and Hoosier caramel corn sundae to take the honor for this year's fair top food.

The spaghetti and meatballs ice cream features noodles made from gelatto ice cream and chocolate meatballs.

The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/MZ1Asl ) the winning signature food was announced Tuesday for the fair, which runs Aug. 3-19.

Fairgoers this year will also be able to snap up deep-fried Girl Scout Samoa cookies, deep-fried M-&M's, deep-fried Hershey's drops and deep-fried bubble gum.

Previous deep-fried fair delicacies have included pickles, Twinkies, Snickers bars, ice cream, Kool-Aid, doughnuts and bacon.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com