Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I Thought I Had a Bad Diet

I am guilty of eating pretty poorly a lot of the time. I buy food out of vending machines at work, and I don't get enough fruit and veggies. However, no matter how bad you are, there is always somebody worse (unless you are Satan, I suppose). Most of us are familiar with some of the ultra-junky food that can be found at a fair or carnival, but I was taken aback by what I saw at the Western Fair (London Ontario's big one) last weekend. My wife is the one who spotted it and said I should take a picture, so you have her to thank for this:

Mmmmmm! Doesn't that look awesome? Don't you just want a plate RIGHT NOW? Well too bad, this kind of goodness is fair-specific. Just hope and pray that the eaters of this delicacy don't join you on some wild ride soon after enjoying it!

Yer Pal,

PS - Although I am fond of "photoshopping" things, I did not modify that picture in any way other than cropping the sides. Truth, as is often the case, is grosser than fiction.


Steve A said...

They tried out deep-fried butter at the Texas State Fair this year so there's always something worse!

RANTWICK said...

Hey, I've heard of that! I bet it doesn't look as appetizing as my chocolate covered bacon. No way.

Unknown said...

The London Free Press mentioned it in an article alongside the more traditional deep-fried Mars Bars. Still don't think I'd have it. Of course I'll gladly have an elephant ear with cinnamon and sugar any time I go down to the fair.

Rat Trap Press said...

I can't believe you didn't try it! It's chocolate, and bacon. They're both delicious.

RANTWICK said...

Kevin - I really should read the paper more. I shared an elephant ear just as described with my kids. It was way yummy.

RTP - We saw it at the end of a very expensive day... it probably cost $10 with that much salty, meaty, choclaty goodness.

GreenComotion said...

Steve beat me to it and I am glad he did. He has lived in TX longer than I have.

Rantwick, have you heard of fried Coke?

I haven't tried any of these things. The one thing I usually dig at the fair is COTTON CANDY!

Peace :)

PS. Deep fried Tim Horton's are good too, eh? :)

Big Oak said...

They had deep fried bacon covered in chocolate this year at the Indiana State Fair. I was going to buy some, but when I got to the fair booth where it was sold, I just couldn't bring myself to buy it.

I've heard of deep fried twinkies somewhere before. Why don't these fair people offer something more healthy like deep fried salad? That would be a feat.

RANTWICK said...

I want someone to figure out how to deep fry an egg. Hard boiled maybe?

Steve A said...

Seems like a pretty simple experiment and a future Rantwick post to deep fry an egg. Seems to me it'd be pretty much like an "over easy" egg, though perhaps a little less flat.

Rollz said...

I was at a party and there was one of those chocolate fountains. The ones that pump liquefied chocolate to the top and it drizzles down and you dip food into the molten flow. There was fruit the pineapple was nice, and there was thick slices of salty bacon. I have to say it was pretty good dipped in chocolate and it was free not ten dollars and I had beer which was good.

cafiend said...

Buy your own bacon and do up a batch. Used sparingly it could be an excellent long-lasting energy food.

"Rantwick Sets Cross-Continent Cycling Record! Any comment, sir?"

"I owe it all to my chocolate-covered bacon!"

Mr. Rantwick's support vehicle was a Smart Car carrying a hot plate and a frying pan.

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