...vomitous, deep-fried fair food!
Every year over the last few years, the Orange Country Fair in Costa Mesa, CA has introduced some new, weird, deep-fried food.
a bare-faced, shameless celebration of FOOD THAT IS BAD FOR YOU. First
they take some commonly known junk food such as Twinkies, Oreos, and
Coke--and then just to twist the knife a little they deep fry that
sucker. Top it off with oh, say, chocolate sauce and powdered sugar and
you're good to go.
The problem is, now every year they have to
come up with some new exotic treat, eternally forced to one-up
themselves. So we've done the deep fried Oreos...Snickers
bars...Twinkies...cheesecake...heck, even Coke, last year. What could
POSSIBLY BE LEFT?
Here ya go.
A Chicken & Krispy Kreme Doughnut sandwich!!!
But wait, stop those dry heaves, because that's not all!
simply a hunk of chicken on a glazed doughnut isn't vile enough. We
need MORE. Add raspberry jelly AND honey!!! Perfection!
As you can see from Chicken Charlie's menu, sadly, health food is not their forte.
even the promised 'Fresh Veggie Combo' on the far right, initially
seeming an oasis of sane food in a freakish sea of grease...has the
words, 'Deep Fried!' under it, cruelly yanking away any chance of
escaping your arteries hardening. Under that, they laughingly list the
innocent vegetables being tortured: asparagus, artichoke hearts,
mushrooms and zucchini (Ok, I can actually get behind torturing
zucchini). It's scary that the broasted chicken is the healthiest thing on the menu.
At any rate, J. decided to try one. Here it is, in all it's nasty glory.
They missed the 'deep frying' step here, but still, a more unholy union of foods I cannot imagine.
Here he is, trying gamely to swallow the bite he took.
in all, J.'s verdict was, 'it wasn't bad'. N. opted for the deep fried
cheese balls, but we took one look at this one and tried to convince
her they were really deep fried slugs. Antennae, ahoy!
I just watched in horrified fascination.