Garlic Fest 2013 Coverage: The Five Weirdest Ways to Eat Garlic

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All photos, Tricia Woolfenden
Garlic ice cream is a Garlic Fest staple and, yes, it's kind of weird.

Over-the-top fair and festival food is one of the great American art forms. But instead of dealing in deep-fried butter and chocolate-covered scorpions, the Delray Beach Garlic Fest indulges in all manner of creative uses of the fragrant bulb. This past weekend, the 14th annual Garlic Fest in downtown Delray Beach drew thousands who came for the live music, Garlic Chef showdown, and tons of stinky food. (Check out a slideshow of the Garlic Fest for more images.)

After the jump, see five of the strangest ways to get garlic breath, plus, learn who took top honors in the festival's Garlic Chef Showdown.

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5. & 4. Garlic chicken, beef, and pork dishes abound in Garlic Lane, but garlic conch and garlic gator were the closest that Garlic Fest got to "exotic" meats.

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3. A garlic-infused funnel cake was a savory twist on a sugary fair classic.

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Tricia Woolfenden Boot
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Next year, they should sell garlic ice cream sundaes with minced garlic in place of chopped nuts.


The Havana Banana was fantastic!  The mixture of the the salty plantain with garlic flavoring and the sweet chocolate and banana was delicious!

Marlisa Santos
Marlisa Santos

Garlic Fest was fun, but the garlic ice cream was, um, a little scammy. No discernible garlic there.

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