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State Fair of Texas crowns winners of 2019 Big Tex Choice Awards

The winners of the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were crowned Sunday.

DALLAS — The Texas State Fair doesn't kick off until end the of September, but you can already start deciding which dish you’re going to munch on first. 

The winners of the coveted titles, “Best Taste - Sweet," "Best Taste - Savory," and "Most Creative, were crowned on Sunday.

The best of the best were put to the test, as a panel of celebrity judges picked the winners.  

Here are the results:  

Best Savory Winner: Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Mexi-Cone by Ruth Hauntz

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Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Mexi-Cone by Ruth Hauntz is one of 10 finalists will then compete for three winning titles: "Best Taste - Sweet," "Best Taste."

A handheld treat of slow-cooked barbacoa held in an ice cream cone-shaped tortilla mixed with black beans, cilantro lime rice. It's topped with salsa verde, pico de gallo, some queso fresco. 

Best Sweet: Big Red® Chicken Bread by Brent & Juan Reaves

Credit: State Fair of Texas
Big Red® Chicken Bread by Brent & Juan Reaves is one of 10 finalists will then compete for three winning titles.

Sweet and salty, savory fried chicken resting on a light and fluffy, Big Red flavored frosted doughnut

Most Creative: Fla’Mango Tango by The Garza Family

Credit: State Fair of Texas
Fla’Mango Tango by The Garza Family is one of 10 finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards 2019.

A creamy mango twist fried and drizzled with a citrus glaze. It comes with a side of strawberry-mango sorbet. 

The competition began back in early July, with a total of 49 entries. Out of those entires, only 10 were selected as finalists.  

The entries were judged on uniqueness, creativity, presentation and taste. 

Following Sunday's competition, the judges raved about all the dishes. 

The Texas State Fair kicks off on September 27 and runs through October 20.

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