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fried twinkie

posted by Aziz Poonawalla

fried twinkie

I confess that I was defeated by this monstrosity, encountered at the Santa Cruz boardwalk in San Francisco.



  • Phil

    You wander around enough county fairs, and you will find that just about every thing you can find in a 7-11 will be deep fried.

  • Aziz Poonawalla

    is it wrong that this idea actually appeals to some primal part of my psyche? I live in wisconsin, actually, so i think i have a religious obligation to seek out more at the next fair – in the spirit of scientific exploration, of course. and a fair degree of masochism, but that’s why I bought a Wii Fit.

  • http://www.xrdarabia.org John

    So… I guess a deep fried Snickers bar would be pushing your envelope?
    My county fair just opened today. Think I’ll have to take a wander through it next week. Never know what new and amazing concoction I might find!

  • Your Name

    I can’t imagine the point of a fried Twinkie, but, coming over from Dean Esmay’s site, I would have sworn that, at first glance, this looked like some sort of deep-fried rodent. Sheeesh.

  • http://wordsbybob.com Bob McDonnell

    I saw on one of those TV food network shows that someplaces are serving fried Snickers bars. YUM.

  • http://www.likelihoodofsuccess.com Ron Coleman

    Yeah, I thought it was a rat, too. Which, you know, would be somewhat more gross.

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