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Is Fried Food at the State Fair Going Too Far?

mrosen814 2012/07/30 20:17:54
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According to TakePart.com, state fair foods are reaching new levels of golden brown and delicious. From deep-fried butter to Kool-Aid, just about everything on the menu is getting the fried treatment. The days of corn dogs are certainly out, being replaced by more sought-after fare, emerging from the hot caldron of bubbly oil.

TAKEPART.COM reports:
State fair fried foods that might surprise you...
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  • xxx 2012/07/31 07:27:00
    No
    xxx
    +9
    Self control people. Self control. Take responsibility for yourself. That includes what you put in your mouth. You can't blame someone else if you've picked up a bottle of poison and drank it (mind you it's labelled in huge writing with a hazard sign). Same goes for food.

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  • jackolantyrn356 2012/07/30 22:02:56
    No
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    never too far always just comforting
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/07/30 21:57:58
    Yes
    Inquisitve Kat
    +3
    Only in America...

    Wow.
  • Jackie Inquisi... 2012/07/30 23:10:59
    Jackie
    +2
    Yeah, that's right ONLY in America.. because American's(most) believe in LIVE AND LET LIVE.
  • Inquisi... Jackie 2012/07/31 05:19:59
    Inquisitve Kat
    And over-indulgence...

    I don't dislike America... in fact, I quite like it... but this is one of the things I do dislike about America, since I live in Canada and we tend to be followers of you.

    I'm sorry it came across so anti-American.
  • Papillon Inquisi... 2012/08/03 00:43:24
  • kcandi 2012/07/30 21:55:05
    No
    kcandi
    +2
    Fair food is usually a once a year indulgence. If you don't want it, by all means don't eat it. Some people have fun with it.
  • Inquisi... kcandi 2012/07/30 21:58:36
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    Deep fried butter is more indulgence than is ever appropriate...
  • kcandi Inquisi... 2012/07/30 21:59:45
    kcandi
    +2
    Ah, but that is just our opinion on the matter.....
  • dekecds Inquisi... 2012/07/30 22:02:57
    dekecds
    +1
    I don't consider that indulgence, I would call that corpulent ignorance that has been slightly touched by obtuse, geographical, pride
  • Firekitty ∞ijm♥G☮F♀U∞ 2012/07/30 21:54:50
    No
    Firekitty ∞ijm♥G☮F♀U∞
    If people are going to eat it then they are going to make it. Supply and demand.
  • Lisa 2012/07/30 21:51:54
    Yes
    Lisa
    +1
    Deep fried butter? UGHHHH I think im gaining 20 pounds just hearing about it
  • dekecds 2012/07/30 21:51:36
    Yes
    dekecds
    +3
    What once was a novelty, in that the sweet fried treats were called "Funnel Cakes", "Corn Fritters", and "Elephant Ears", has turned into an uncontrolled trash fest!
    WHAT THE HECK AMERICA?!?!
  • Tony 2012/07/30 21:48:54
    No
    Tony
    +3
    One of the highlights of the county fair is to try the latest deep fried creation. it's not I eat this kinda thing every day so one time out of the year is no big deal.
  • Inquisi... Tony 2012/07/30 22:01:30 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    The fact that this has become one of the highlights of the county fair is simply sad and disturbing... deep-fried foods have become the kind of thing that's eaten every day... corndogs and the like used to be reserved for county fairs. This sort of food is creeping into restaurants, it will soon be in supermarkets.
    I hate seeing this crap happen in the US, since it's only a matter of time before it will start happening here... where the highlights are less on the food and more on the fair.
  • 'Zedd Inquisi... 2012/07/30 23:05:23
  • Jackie Inquisi... 2012/07/30 23:17:18
    Jackie
    +1
    So what, why is it any business of yours whether someone eats fried foods every day or if t's "creeping" into restaurants???? Don't YOU believe in freedom of CHOICE for one to live the type of lifestyle THEY want to live???
  • Inquisi... Jackie 2012/07/31 05:21:23 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    I think if people want to kill themselves by gorging on junk, they're free to it... doesn't mean I can't still think it's disgusting and too much.

    It does become my business, however, if my tax dollars end up paying for their healthcare.
  • Tony Inquisi... 2012/07/31 18:57:57
    Tony
    I thought in Canada your tax dollars already paid for everyone's healthcare?
  • Inquisi... Tony 2012/08/01 01:15:44
    Inquisitve Kat
    They do... which is why I consider it my business if someone's as big as a house and therefore more likely to require a ton of serious healthcare than someone who is fit.
  • Tony Inquisi... 2012/07/31 18:57:59
    Tony
    +1
    don't like it? doin't eat it.
  • Inquisi... Tony 2012/08/01 01:16:00 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    And I don't. :-)

    Like I said, people are free to do it and I think they should be free to gorge, if the want to gorge... I simply voice that it's disgusting.
  • FatherLiberty 2012/07/30 21:42:58
    No
    FatherLiberty
    +1
    If people want to eat it that is their choice. If they dont care about themselves or their health, that is their own issue, no one elses.
  • Fef 2012/07/30 21:38:09
    No
    Fef
    +4
    fair... fun
    Michelle Obama would not approve.
  • Inquisi... Fef 2012/07/30 22:04:03
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    Eating = survival... fair = animals, rides, and other attractions.

    If eating = fun, that's just sad.
  • 'Zedd Inquisi... 2012/07/30 23:09:11
  • Inquisi... 'Zedd 2012/07/31 05:24:48
    Inquisitve Kat
    There's no benefit done, either... there are other things that are much more fun than eating.

    I do know people who eat deep fried foods every day... and have the nerve to whine and moan about being unhealthy. To me, that's sad. I used to weigh over 350 lbs... that certainly wasn't fun. I'm down to 160 now... still way too overweight for my height, but life is a lot more fun now.
  • Jackie Inquisi... 2012/07/30 23:21:49 (edited)
    Jackie
    +2
    That's YOUR opinion...however some people do like to eat fun "bad" food because it is enjoyable to indulge in "bad" food every now and then. So you only eat to survive, well good for you... I think it's "sad" that you find no enjoyment in eating(sounds like you've got some issues).
  • Inquisi... Jackie 2012/07/31 05:25:49 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    I have joy in being physically fit and I find joy in many things other than food. I'm quite happy that way.
    Sounds like I have issues? Sounds like you're a fat defender.
  • Jackie Inquisi... 2012/07/31 05:57:59
    Jackie
    Sounds like YOU'RE prejudice against "fat" people(why?). I'm actually very fit and eat healthy daily..BUT when I go to a state fair with my kids and I WANT/CHOOSE to eat unhealthy that day..that's MY BUSINESS, not yours. Stay out of my life with how YOU "feel" what we all should eat...and I'll "gladly" support YOUR lifestyle telling those who disagree with your lifestyle to mind their own freakin' business.... YOU know, just how YOU should be supporting my "right" to consume whatever food I want to!!! Do you not see the hypocrisy of your beliefs about FOOD, spewing your beliefs and opinions on how YOU think we all should eat??
  • Inquisi... Jackie 2012/07/31 07:27:07
    Inquisitve Kat
    Can you not read? I've said a few times here that people should be allowed to eat whatever they want.
    I simply think it's disgusting and over the top... I'm free to voice my opinion.
    And yeah, I have an issue with fat people... I used to be fat (over 350 lbs), and I lost the weight, WITH a thyroid issue and on medications that cause weight gain. Being fat causes health issues and then my tax dollars end up paying for people's healthcare, when they brought on the issues themselves. That makes it my business.
  • Jackie Inquisi... 2012/08/01 04:37:31
    Jackie
    Ok, so YOU should feel "free" to voice YOUR opinion on anything that YOU disagree with..but yet I'm sure you're all in support of boycotting Chick Fil A along with those GOVERNMENT officials trying to ban CFA from their cities just because the CFA CEO voiced his OPINION on HIS views about his definition about marriage?? Do you NOT GET why the majority in our country(who SUPPORT your right to live the way YOU want to)..are NOW getting fed up with people like you supporting politicians like BLOOMBERG telling us what we can or can not consume!! Do you NOT GET THAT??
  • Inquisi... Jackie 2012/08/01 05:14:20 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    You know what they say about assuming.

    I'm all for choosing to not go to Chick Fil A, but I wouldn't say they should be banned... let people decide for themselves whether or not they want to support them.

    And not all liberals like Bloomberg... I sure as hell don't.

    Do you not get THAT?

    Stop trying to change the subject.
  • Papillon Inquisi... 2012/08/03 00:48:56
  • wpsark 2012/07/30 21:27:00
    No
    wpsark
    +2
    the people who eat the stuff, maybe....Had my first fried twinkie not too long ago and it was just way too rich to enjoy. I don't understand all the hype
  • twhiting9275 2012/07/30 21:23:41
    Yes
    twhiting9275
    +1
    has been for years!
  • Tennessee3501 2012/07/30 21:21:52 (edited)
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    Pretty soon funeral directors will be strolling the fairgrounds signing up customers in advance!
  • Papillon Tenness... 2012/08/03 00:52:43
  • Kimberly 2012/07/30 21:21:35
    Yes
    Kimberly
    +3
    Thats almost the best thing about going to a country fair! THE FATTING FOOD....FOR HEAVENS SAKE!
  • Sister Jean 2012/07/30 20:33:19
    Yes
    Sister Jean
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/07/30 20:22:09
    No
    LibertyCaroline
    +3
    No not if there is a demand, people have the right to eat that garbage if they want. My question is, how in the world do you deep fry Kool-aid? Sounds gross.

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