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Tue. Aug 21, 10:49am

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oops that was supposed to be "FRIED"...still check it out!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 10:50 AM

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Very funny! I've never understood the southern obsession with deep fried everything!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 11:13 AM

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Oh, the whole menu is hysterical - PEPSI BALLS?? And they even give the recipe right there in the pic!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 11:30 AM

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I'm from New England and loooooove deep fried oreos. :-) I think it's because I like them stale, too, so they get kind of chewy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 11:31 AM

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I've never even heard of them before this article....also a New Englander...where did you run across them 11:31? Just curious, I'm not rushing out to get any. This is part of the food world I am not acquainted with.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 1:41 PM

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the only thing better than fried oreos are fried bananas with fried icecream...deeeelish!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 10:02 PM

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Fried Snickers and fried twinkies are a state fair favorite around here as well!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 10:08 PM

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yuck. i'd rather have a heart attack from jumping out of a plane than have a heart attack from eating deep fried candy or the equivalent. how does this kind of thing help people who are trying to watch what they eat?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 7:49 AM

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It doesn't, and I don't think that the concession stands are bad for these offerings. We should be able to make the choice between something that's "good" for you as opposed to something that's "bad" for you. Anyone in their right mind knows that a fried candy bar or cookie isn't the best choice to help lose and/or maintain weight loss.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 9:15 AM

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"...in their right mind..." is a key phrase in the above comment. many people w/ weight struggles are not in their right mind, either emotionally or psychologically, and that can contribute to the reason(s) that they are overweight to begin with, as well as compound the problems they encounter while trying to recover their healthy body. this discussion seems counter-productive to the purpose of this site. i'm just stating my opinion and not trying to end this thread. others have expressed a desire to eat deep-fried crap and i want to express that i think that's stupid.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 9:25 AM

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Not ALL of us are struggling with weight loss here. Some are working on fitness, some are even working on weight or muscle gain. And everyone has a favorite treat -- the fair comes once a year, and a couple of fried oreos won't kill anyone. It IS kind of a marvel that anyone even thought of such a thing, though!!

1:41, I travel quite a bit and first encountered deep fried oreos in North Carolina --definitely the South! However, any big state fair will have one kiosk that sells them, although it may be off in a corner somewhere. Last year, funnily enough I found the fried oreo stand and it was surrounded by homesick people from North Carolina. (and not overweight homesick people, BTW)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 9:36 AM

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regardless of anyone's purpose for belonging to a fitness support-based site, either maintenance, weight loss or weight gain, deep fried candy bars and cookies have nothing to do with promoting good eating habits. even as a once-in-a-while treat, these concoctions are baaaad for you. like the occassional cigarette or cigar. since no one had yet pointed that out, i wanted to do so for those who may think eating any of the stuff discussed on the thread was okay.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 9:44 AM

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OP here...the original article doesn't promote these foods...actually one of the people selling the stuff said he doesn't eat fried foods. I was amazed that people even did this.

I haven't had oreos or snickers in years...probably haven't had a twinky in over 20 years. I would have posted the article if they said they were deep fat frying cigars and selling them at state fairs because it blows me away. We have kind of gone nuts in our country when it comes to food, don't you think?

That was my subtext for posting.....but then I don't go to state fairs. I've only seen fried dough at some of the fairs I have gone to...don't eat that either.

Also, I wondered if people here had ever seen this stuff....guess they have....and they have sampled it too.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 10:02 AM

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Hah! In Scotland battered deep-fried Mars bars, Snickers, ice cream and pizza are sold in certain chip shops and even posh restaurants. It's a comedic speciality.

If you are fit and healthy, eating this once in a blue moon really won't make any difference (other than that you may feel as sick as a parrot), but I don't think anyone is promoting these kind of foodstuffs as something to be consumed on a regular basis. After all, even chips (fries) may assist as part of a calorie-controlled diet and is a health-giving foodstuff (if there is nothing else around)!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 10:11 AM

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deep fried candy and cookies offer no health-giving food stuff benefits.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 10:35 AM

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Meh. Deep fried foods never killed anyone. Eating deep fried food kills people. Just about anything in moderation is fine to eat- If I burn 3000 calories riding my bike on a saturday, I'm gonna feel pretty OK with eating fried chicken.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 11:03 AM

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"as sick as a parrot"??

Never heard that expression! Funny! Is it scots? Are parrots often sick?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 11:43 AM

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State Fair food

Here in Oklahoma they sell something called a "fatball" on a stick at the fair, and it is very popular.

I have not tried it, and I don't know what it is. But I guess at least the marketing is honest!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 11:46 AM

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