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By Joe Toohey

The Iowa State Fair, since its humble beginning in 1854, has come to be known for proud traditions like the being on the National Register of Historic Places, the political soapbox, hosting the who’s who of presidential candidates meeting would-be caucus goers — and, of course, deep fried, unhealthy food on a stick.

And it’s not just some foods — it’s not even just foods that are stick-worthy, like apples — it’s everything: Snickers, Cupcakes, Twinkies, double bacon wrapped corn dogs, butter, Kool-Aid, cherry pie, apple pie, cheese.

All deep fried.

A variety of food is displayed at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, August 15, 2015.JIM YOUNG / Reuters

Amidst the butter sculptures and interviews with voters and candidates, Chuck Todd and I decided to get to the bottom of the biggest mystery at the Iowa State Fair: Just how much deep fried food on a stick can you get for $50?

Watch the video above to find out.