Deep Fried Butter...at The Texas State Fair

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    Sep 01, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
    Fat asses love to make excuses for their ill health. Here's one from today's Fort Worth Star Telegram.

    http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1578877.html

    ©Star Telegram

    Fat food has reached a new level at the State Fair of Texas.

    Since 2005, the State Fair of Texas has invited its vendors to create new and interesting food offerings. In recent years, we’ve seen such artery-cloggers as Fried Twinkies, Texas Fried Cookie Dough and Chicken Fried Bacon.

    On Tuesday, State Fair officials released the eight finalists for this year’s fifth annual Big Texas Awards, and on the list is this gem: Deep Fried Butter. It’s exactly as it sounds, butter that’s seasoned, battered up and deep fried. For those counting, a stick of butter has 810 calories— before it’s deep fried.

    Other finalists, all of which end up in the deep fryer: Green Goblins (stuffed cherry peppers); Twisted Yam on a Stick (rolled in butter, cinnamon and sugar); Fernie’s Deep Fried Peaches and Cream (this one’s messy); Texas Fried Pecan Pie (drizzled with caramel sauce); County Fried Pork Chips (dip ’em in gravy); Sweet Jalapeno Corn Dog Shrimp (don’t mess with corn dogs); and Fried Peanut Butter Macaroon (just like it sounds).

    Judges will announce the winners Monday.

    Bypass surgery to follow.

    -Lee Williams

    I've listened for several days to folks making excuses for these folks. Here's an excuse, on the house (well, on The Fort Worth Star Telegram).
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    Sep 01, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    Ugh.. gag.. puke.

    I like deep fried foods once in a while, but deep fried butter is taking it too far.
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    Sep 02, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    That's gross.
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    Sep 02, 2009 3:17 AM GMT
    Is that real?! That is absurd. If you're that stupid, you deserve the heart attack.
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    Sep 02, 2009 3:23 AM GMT
    Simply awesome. icon_lol.gif
  • Anto

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    Sep 02, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    I'm still waiting for mayonnaise flavored ice cream with warm raisins!
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    Sep 02, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    those pork chips sounds tempting icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 02, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    Deep fried butter on a stick, why not just kill yourself!

    I gagged abit there at the description of it.
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    Sep 02, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    thisiswhyyourefat.com


    ew
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    Sep 02, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    OMG, the Texas Fried Cookie Dough sounds heavenly. It would be so worth an extra hour of cardio. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 02, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    Well, that kills any midnight snack for me! Can't see how anybody could eat that!
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    Sep 02, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    This scene automatically came to mind:

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    Sep 02, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    I like Spacin's thinkin'. If ever there was a reason to work harder at the gym, it's fried cookie dough. I have no issue with people who eat this stuff, I take issue with the 16 hours a day they spend sitting on their asses.
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    Sep 02, 2009 5:25 AM GMT
    And there are people in the US arguing that you do not need a public health system???
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    Sep 02, 2009 6:15 AM GMT
    Anto saidI'm still waiting for mayonnaise flavored ice cream with warm raisins!


    Have you beheld the horror that is Baconnaise?

    baconnaise3pack.jpg
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    Sep 02, 2009 6:29 AM GMT


    I LOVE AMERICA!
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    Sep 02, 2009 6:38 AM GMT
    sundayswim said

    I LOVE AMERICA!


    OMG, I'm going to have one for dinner tomorrow night.icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 02, 2009 7:07 AM GMT

    I think this fat vs. not fat war should stop. call me all the names you'd like, but: let people live their own lives. if you're secure in yourself, why wake up each day looking to pick at someone else for their life choices?

    the health care issue: if you're so concerned with health care prices rising because you think there is a causal relationship between obesity and rising health care prices, then do your part! get out there and use your knowledge of weight lifting, cardio training and the like and keep judgments aside.

    I think the health care industry sees itself as a service rather than a basic human need. I would think that if some " services " were not seen as quid pro quo then perhaps the basic standard of living would begin to be on the rise. then again, I may just be a something-ist for my views. * shrugs *
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    Sep 02, 2009 7:45 AM GMT
    getfitrick said
    I think this fat vs. not fat war should stop. call me all the names you'd like, but: let people live their own lives. if you're secure in yourself, why wake up each day looking to pick at someone else for their life choices?

    the health care issue: if you're so concerned with health care prices rising because you think there is a causal relationship between obesity and rising health care prices, then do your part! get out there and use your knowledge of weight lifting, cardio training and the like and keep judgments aside.


    I don't think anyone in these forums is actively looking to pick at someone else for their life choices.

    I think it has more to do with the amazement that things like this exist.

    While I respect the point I believe you were trying to make I would argue the second part of your statement is flawed:

    Isn't bringing this stuff to light the first step in aiding against it?

    You can't fight this battle against obesity, if I may take the liberty of expanding on what you wrote, if you don't first identify the battleground (sorry for the melodramatic tone... couldn't think of better wording).
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    Sep 02, 2009 7:59 AM GMT
    getfitrick said
    I think this fat vs. not fat war should stop. call me all the names you'd like, but: let people live their own lives. if you're secure in yourself, why wake up each day looking to pick at someone else for their life choices?

    the health care issue: if you're so concerned with health care prices rising because you think there is a causal relationship between obesity and rising health care prices, then do your part! get out there and use your knowledge of weight lifting, cardio training and the like and keep judgments aside.

    I think the health care industry sees itself as a service rather than a basic human need. I would think that if some " services " were not seen as quid pro quo then perhaps the basic standard of living would begin to be on the rise. then again, I may just be a something-ist for my views. * shrugs *


    Ouch!

    Problem is "Being Fat" is not natural which is why people push the need to address the obesity crisis.

    This deep fried butter, although somewhat a novelty, is not helping the health of the general public.

    Service or not, this is about Deep Fried Butter!!!! icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 02, 2009 8:51 AM GMT
    People in Texas do this sort of thing to thumb their noses at conventional wisdom. It is a joke. People aren't sitting around and eating deep-fried butter.

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    Sep 02, 2009 11:07 AM GMT
    mmmmm eatttttttt *drool*
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    Sep 02, 2009 11:34 AM GMT
    Never heard of deep fried Twinkies or eeep fried candy bars. And yuck deep fried butter?

    Why do people market such products? Yes, companies can make millions but think of the health effects on the population.

    This is a sad country... morality has left certain areas of capitalism—just because a product is marketable does not mean it should be marketed.

    If someone can make millions off of a restaurant burger that is 1000 calories.... they'll do it. No matter how bad it is for people... they will market it. And people will buy it.

    http://www.redrobin.com/food/

    No one if forcing people to buy burgers like this... but poor eating habits, learned food addictions, and fancy deceptive marketing schemes greatly messes with the mind of many Americans.

    This country is slowly dying from obesity. I am trying very hard to reverse my own issues.

    I think Americans need to reexamine how they view food. We tend to view food as a socialization tool... rather than a source of energy for the body.
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    Sep 02, 2009 11:49 AM GMT
    I've been working in Tx for quite a few months now... There is a restaurant named Pluckers. They have fried Twinkies. Only one word... AWESOME!!! Can only eat 1 though. Just too much sensory overload I guess...
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    Sep 02, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
    cjcartist1984 said I think Americans need to reexamine how they view food. We tend to view food as a socialization tool... rather than a source of energy for the body.

    Every culture views food as a socialization tool. What's different about the US is the sheer volume and easy availability of food and the astounding fat and sugar content.