Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How Did I Miss This One?

I'm always amazed by "fair food"--you know, the weird food that is sold at fairs and festivals. Most of them are a low-carb nightmare. Or would that be a high-carb nightmare?

Some of the best (worst):
--The battered, deep-fried candy bar. Snickers and Milky Way Bars are popular. I've heard this actually started in Scotland, where Fried Mars Bars became a delicacy. I just can't imagine.
--(Fill in the Blank) on a Stick. In Louisiana, 'Gator on a Stick is popular. This is actually a perfectly good low-carb option!
--Deep-fried Twinkies. Nuff said.
--The Fried Banana Pudding Wrap. Hmmmm. I didn't make this up--there's a sign here.
--Fried Pickles. Well, okay, I've tried these and they are good.
--Deep-Fried Coca-Cola, invented by the same guy who invented...
--The Deep-Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Banana Sandwich. Where's Elvis? Wasn't this one of his favorites?
--The Deep-Fried Cosmopolitan, a pastry filled with cheesecake, fried and topped with a cranberry glaze and a wedge of lime.
--Deep-Fried Oreos.

See a trend here?

Anyway, I stumbled across an article about the big trend for 2006 in fair food, which seems to have begun with the Gateway Grizzlies minor-minor-league baseball team, who signed an agreement with Krispy Kreme to develop Baseball's Best Burger. It consists of a burger topped with sharp cheddar and two slices of bacon--then the whole thing is placed between Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts.

Then it took off in California, where an "extreme fair food" developer came up with the healthier version, which is the Chicken-Swiss Krispy Kreme Sandwich with a side of honey. Yikes!!!

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