Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm Still Disgusting

I’m recovering from the deep fried orgy that was the LA County Fair. The Fair represents everything that’s great and everything that’s wrong about America at the same time. I love the fair for so many reasons, but mostly because every year, they have tons of new food products. Some good. Some scary. Most of them deep fried.

In the good column, we have the deep fried Pop Tart. It’s a strawberry Pop Tart, battered, fried and topped with strawberry syrup. Digging in, it’s hard to tell where the batter ends and the Pop Tart begins. And that's a good thing. It’s crispy and super sweet and was really freakin’ good.

In the bad column was the deep fried White Castle burger. They take a White Castle burger, batter it and fry it. And yes, it’s as bad as you think. Inside the crust, the burger turns into a disgusting mess of oozing cheese and onion that somehow manages to be both gooey and dry at the same time. Believe me, I'm not one to shy away from something fried, but this burger was an inedible abomination.

So in the name of full disclosure, here’s the list of everything I ate at the 2008 LA County Fair:

A strange Blueberry Lollipop
Deep Fried Reeses Whipps bar
A Beer
Marshmallow Yammers (yam fries with marshmallow fluff topping)
Cherry Lemonade
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Roasted Ear of Corn
Deep Fried Pop Tart
Deep Fried White Castle Burger
Deep Fried Oreo
Deep Fried Cupcake
French Fries (served in the shape of a brick)
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone
A Gyro
Kettle Corn
Bloomin’ Onion
Brownie Ice Cream Sundae


Lucasb said...

Holy hell, dude! How are you still ticking?

Alan said...

I am in awe of you. Except for the marshmallow yammers. The name is just wrong...

Your escalator operator said...

That is awesome. The pop tart alone would be worth braving all of the the county fair-ness. So they didn't have deep fried Coke? Never had one myself, but I hear it's a big seller at the Texas State Fair.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

They didn't have deep fried coke this year. That was last year. And I had it. Here's the link to last year's list.

It's kind of bizarre, but good. Imagine funnel cake batter infused with coke syrup and fried.