Can the food at state fairs get any more disgusting? We’ve seen deep-fried Coke, then deep-fried butter, deep-fried Girl Scout cookies, and our personal favorite, deep-fried Twinkies. Last year, we even saw deep-fried Kool-Aid balls. It seems to get worse every year. So it’s only fitting that this summer we see something that is perhaps the grossest and unhealthiest of all: deep-fried sugary cereal.
At the San Diego County Fair this year, you will find fried cereal balls made with Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
The mastermind behind this grossness is Charlie Boghosian, a.k.a. Chicken Charlie–who just so happens to be the one that created the fried Kool-Aid last year.
Chicken Charlie takes the sugary cereal, dips them in wet pancake batter, dunks them in a vat of scalding hot fat, and then tops them with syrup and a few loose pieces of more cereal. We can’t even begin to imagine how much fat, sugar and calories this “treat” is loaded with. But one thing’s for sure, not everyone is excited to eat these (thank goodness).
Shauntel Lowe, who tasted the fried cereal for the Imperial Beach Patch website wrote:
These deep-fried Trix aren’t for kids, unless you want to contribute to the obesity problem.
She went on to say:
Now when I was trying the deep-fried Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the pool of grease in the bottom of the basket made me clutch my heart a little. The doughy ball of greasy cereal wasn’t bad, but it definitely isn’t something I’d go out of my way to buy.
Tell us, would you try this? (We’re secretly hoping you will say “no”, but promise not to judge if your curiosity gets the best of your taste buds!)
Oh, and by the way, Chicken Charlie is also debuting a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich this year too.