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October 12, 2007

It’s a Fried, Fried, Fried, Fried World

By Worker Bee
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ABC interviews a fried success: meet the man behind fried oreos, fried twinkies, fried Coke, fried avocados and many, many other fried delicacies.

From the vault:

Fried whole potato on a stick

Fried hot dog fried in deep fried french fries on a stick (scroll down; hold breath)

Deep fried lattes, finally!

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primalman08
primalman08
8 years 11 months ago

I know that I feel strongly about personal responsibility when it comes to health, so I am probably overly sensitive. Having said that, it really does bother me when I see people being so flippant about eating harmful foods.

cakegrrl
8 years 11 months ago

I know this guy personally. He’s really nice and the people who work for him are all like family. I am not defending him, but it is customer demand that lines his pockets. He wouldn’t fry it up if people didn’t buy it. I wish he was serving the food of his heritage at the fair. Yummy Armenian food…

Lemur
Lemur
8 years 11 months ago
Deep fried Chardonnay & Spam? Together? Yuck. Just… yuck. Primalman, I agree with your sentiment. It’s amazing how people can have an attitude of “Haha! This could kill me! How wonderful!” because they don’t have any immediate repercussions from it. I doubt those same people would stand on the roof of a moving vehicle while saying “Haha! This could kill me!” Or maybe they would. Darwin at work, it’s a beautiful thing. Since changing my eating habits I’ve noticed myself being very aware of what other people are eating. I find myself being judgmental (although I try not to do… Read more »
Sara
8 years 11 months ago

I agree with the sentiment that it’s not about attacking an individual, and we hope it didn’t come across that way to everyone. This man, while still responsible in his own way, is simply providing what people unfortunately want. We are all responsible for ourselves. Too bad people are so unconcerned about their own health, huh? 🙁

Crystal
Crystal
8 years 11 months ago

Well, they are at the L.A. county fair. Maybe in real life people are more concerned about their health. The guy is obviously happy and proud of his business. I wouldn’t eat it, but good for him. People need to be responsible for themselves. Lemur, I have the same feelings. How can people expect to feel good when their grocery carts are loaded up with crap?

60 in 3
8 years 11 months ago
I believe in letting people be responsible for themselves, but I also believe in educating them. That is, everyone should make their own decisions, but those decisions need to be well informed. We don’t have a good education system that teaches people about health and nutrition. We don’t have an educational system that teaches people how to research and teach themselves. In the absence of these things, people like this can and do take advantage of people’s ignorance by selling them crap that will kill them. How is this different from me selling lead coated toys to kids? Gal
Mike Sowden
8 years 11 months ago

“I can fry just about anything.”

As if it’s a skill.

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Premier
Premier
3 years 9 months ago

I, for one, don’t really care what people eat. It’s the beauty of freedom to be able to eat what you want. I WISH people ate more healthy but I don’t begrudge them nor judge them if they don’t adhere to what I think is right. If anything doing that just pisses people off, there’s always a tactful way of trying to get people to change. You may never get someone off of grains, but cutting down and more protein? Probably. Cutting out all junk food? Probably not. Cutting down? Probably.

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