These Funnel Cake Snack Balls Will Give You Those Carnival Feels

This year, most, if not all, county and state fairs may have already been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no way to get ahold of your favorite carnival treats. Herr’s, for one, has Funnel Cake Snack Balls that add a unique twist to the all-time fair favorite.

Herr’s is undoubtedly famous for its cheesy snacks and potato chips. So, it wouldn’t be a surprise if this is the first time you’re hearing about its other product offerings. Well, as it turns out, these carnival-food-inspired snack balls have been around since 2018. Apparently, they’re making the rounds on the internet once again presumably because people are missing their annual trips to the carnival.

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Herr’s Funnel Cake Snack Balls are a bite-sized version of your favorite carnival treat!

The snack balls have a similar texture to the brand’s famous cheese balls. Although they’re not as fluffy as the actual fried dough snack, they’re sweet with just the right amount of crunch. So, you’d still get that delightful taste of the carnival classic you love and miss with every bite. Plus, they’re gluten-free, so you can munch on them for days without feeling guilty.

Instagram user @junkfoodinthetrunk3 recently spotted the crunchy corn snacks at a Food Lion store, while @saucedjunkfood spotted them at Menard’s. The snack balls come in a six-ounce bag. As per the packaging, that should be enough for six servings with about 39 pieces each. We don’t know about you, but it seems pretty easy devouring the entire bag in just a single sitting.

Meanwhile, other Instagram users were also able to spot the snack at Five Below and Ollie’s in the previous years. Apparently, they’re not a limited-edition offering, so it’s safe to say that they’ll be available in stores all year round. You just have to know where to find them. Luckily, they’re also available on Instacart, so you can simply order them online.

In addition to the fried dough-flavored snack balls, you might also want to get your hands on the Cotton Candy Balls to fully satisfy your carnival food cravings.