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Adventures In Eating: Deep-Fried Kool-Aid, Twinkies And Butter

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Health Food Nation
Health Food Nation

They take a Krispy Kreme and put it on the griddle. Then they take a bacon cheeseburger and put it on top. No veggies for us. Of course, it’s topped with another Krispy Kreme. Noah, who has the most discriminating palate in the family, loved this. Aimee will deny liking this, but she darn well tried it. What makes the Indiana State Fair better than any other food adventure you can think of, though, is that the doughnut burger was pretty much the healthiest thing offered at the grill. Look:

There’s a French Toast Burger, with syrup of course. There’s a Chicken “Eggo” which involved a fried chicken breast, bacon, unidentifiable sauce, and a couple of fried eggs. There was even something called a “Garbage Burger” which the octogenarian woman ahead of me in line ordered. When I asked her what comes on a Garbage burger, she snapped at me, “Everything!”

But only an amateur would stop there...

This program aired on August 25, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Rachel Zimmerman Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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